The Spring 2020 Brown Bag Concert Series CANCELLED

Written by on November 11, 2019

Following recommended guidelines to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak, the remaining Brown Bag Concert Series shows for spring 2020 are canceled.

The Brown Bag Concerts are produced by WICN 90.5 FM and Mechanics Hall.

Wednesdays at Noon, March 11, March 18, March 25

Free Admission!

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608; 508-752-5608
Broadcast live on WICN 90.5 FM and streaming at

For over 35 years, Mechanics Hall and WICN have proudly provided quality performances free to the general public! Every concert begins at noon and ends promptly at 1:00 pm. Bring your own “brown bag” lunch or purchase one at the Hall while they last! Brown Bag Concerts are broadcast on 90.5fm and stream live on whenever possible. All concerts are free and subject to change without notice.

March 11th: The Dan Moretti Quartet

Dan Moretti

Saxophonist, composer, recording artist, and professor, Dan Moretti’s musical career has spanned the last 30 years. His musical influences range from jazz and classical to funk and Latin jazz. He has toured the globe. Moretti “offers a robust sound that illuminates the compositions…..They add a dimension to the sound that is sophisticated and rich. Moretti’s melody is modern yet grounded in the sounds of jazz… solid excellent musicianship”- Jazz Times

March 18th:
Steven Kirby & “The Illuminations Project” Band

Steven Kirby

Guitarist, composer, Berklee alum and educator, Steven Kirby (“a guitarist of rippling technique and a poetic mind”-Downbeat Magazine) is known for performing exciting, melodic, expressive jazz as well, being fluent in other contemporary styles including Rock, Brazilian, Blues and in various classical genres. He has appeared on multiple recordings, including three as a leader, “Point Of Balance” and “North Light” (Challenge Records), and “Illuminations” (WCS records). “Illuminations” was Downbeat Magazine’s “Editors Pick” and was included on the Grammy Nominations list in 4 categories. He has toured in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, China, and Africa.

March 25th: The Armen Donelian Trio

Armen Donelian

Pianist and composer Armen Donelian has produced 13 distinctive recordings on the Sunnyside, Playscape, Odin and Atlas labels with an impressive host of musicians. He has composed more than 100 works, 72 of which appear on record. He has led The Armen Donelian Trio with David Clark and George Schuller since 2003, releasing two albums on Sunnyside – Oasis (2008) and Songs For My Ancestors (2014). He is Curator of the Hudson Jazz Festival, a Steinway Affiliated Artist, and a Fulbright Senior Scholar and Senior Specialist for residencies in Armenia, Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, and Greece. Donelian has lectured worldwide and taught in The New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program since 1986, at William Paterson University, and Manhattan School of Music. With Marc Mommaas, Armen is the Co-founder of the Hudson Jazz Workshop, now in its 14th year.

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