Shaw Pong Liu, Violinist and Composer, with Leo Eguchi, Cello, and Nick Tolle, percussionist and cimbalom player at the Loring-Greenough House on March 17, 2013
Sunday March 17, 2013, at 3:00 p.m.,Shaw Pong Liu, Violinist and Composer, with Leo Eguchi, Cello, and Nick Tolle, percussionist and cimbalom player, will present One to Three, a program that explores the world of solos and duets, with a twist of trio, at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St, Jamaica Plain MA, as part of the Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House parlor concert series.
From solo violin musings on sunrises and birds, to succinct and entrancing duets for cimbalom and violin, to luscious, Hungarian folk-influenced Kodaly duo for cello and violin, the program will explore the world of solos and duets, with a twist of trio. Savoring traditional repertoire favorites, interwoven with improvisation and new compositions, Shaw Pong Liu, violinist and composer, performs with Nick Tolle on cimbalom (traditional Hungarian hammered dulcimer) and cellist Leo Eguchi. The program will include works by Ysaye, Kurtag, Kodaly and Liu. Meet the Shaw Pong and Leo at afternoon tea following the program.
Violinist Shaw Pong Liu seeks to engage diverse communities with creative music and social dialogue by innovating the audience experience of live music. Collaborating with artists from a wide range of disciplines, Shaw Pong creates genre-defying performances which interplay written and improvised music with narration, storytelling and movement.
Her current project, A Bird a Day, is a daily creative exploration of dawns, birds, and music. Recent productions include Soldiers’ Tales Untold, a musical-narrative production mixing veterans’ stories, music, and audience dialogue about the long-term costs of war; Of a River, a live performance-installation transforming a three-story glass atrium with five dancers, six musicians, and 600 yards of silk in Dayton, OH; and The Ligeti Project, a series of performances with improvising string quartet unraveling the music of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti.
A native Californian, Shaw Pong is currently based in Boston, where she performs amplified and looped violin with young poets in the urban hip-hop slam poetry production, “ARTiculation” and . . . → Read More: Shaw Pong Liu with Leo Eguchi and Nick Tolle (Sunday, March 17)
notloB Parlour Concerts Presents Rising Acoustic Stars Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and Catherine Bowness with George Clements
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Jamaica Plain - Volunteer-run and not-for-profit notloB Parlour Concerts approaches its sixth year anniversary of presenting local and touring old-time, traditional and revival folk, Celtic, bluegrass and country blues artists to audiences at the historic (and intimate – just 40 seats) Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain by presenting rising young acoustic stars Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and Catherine Bowness, supported by George Clements.
http://www.bronwynkeithhynes.com/ Bronwyn Keith-Hynes is an award-winning fiddler from Charlottesville, Virginia. She began fiddling at the age of three and has studied with many wonderful musicians on the folk music scene including Beth Telford, Jerry Holland, Cleek Schrey, Matt Glaser, John McGann and Darol Anger. Bronwyn is a fluent player of Irish music, bluegrass and old time music. She has performed throughout the U.S, Ireland and France and has traveled to Ireland extensively to study with local traditional musicians. She has been featured on Irish RTE One television and the Irish Comhaltas Live Programme. At the age of sixteen she was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston and in December 2012 graduated with a professional diploma in violin performance.
Bronwyn has won numerous fiddle contests in Irish and Scottish fiddle styles. In 2006 at the age of fourteen, Bronwyn placed third in the Open Division of the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship. She holds the 2007 Virginia State Fiddle Champion title and has also won at the 2008 and 2009 Mid-West Fleadh Cheoil fiddle competition. She has been a first place winner at the Lowell Fiddle and Banjo Contest 2010, 2011 and 2012.
http://www.bbbowness.com Catherine (BB) Bowness has been playing the banjo for the last ten years making frequent commutes from New Zealand to study, perform and teach banjo in the USA. In 2006 she won the Uncle Dave Macon banjo contest in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and was invited back in 2007 to tour with Colorado bluegrass band, Long . . . → Read More: notloB Parlour Concerts Presents Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and Catherine Bowness with George Clements (Saturday, March 9)
Sunday March 3, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., Pentimento (Olav Chris Henriksen, archlute and cittern, and Eric Haas, recorders and flutes) will offer Music from the Court of Christian IV of Denmark & Norway at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St, Jamaica Plain MA, as part of the Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House parlor concert series.
Christian IV ruled Denmark and Norway for 59 years, from 1577 until his death in 1648. Literature, art, architecture and music flourished during his reign, attracting the brightest talents from England (William Brade, John Dowland, Thomas Robinson and Thomas Simpson) and the Continent (Melchior Schildt, Johann Schop, Heinrich Schütz, Matthias Weckmann and others). Christian also nurtured native talent, sending Danish composers (Mogens Pedersøn, Hans Brachrogge) to Italy to study (and produce Italian madrigals…).
Pentimento will present a varied program including John Dowland’s famous ‘Flow my tears’ (Lachrimae pavan) with elaborate ornamentation by Johann Schop, variations on the German folksong ‘Gleich wie das feuer’ by Melchior Schildt, dances by Matthias Mercker, Simpson and Brade, songs by Brachrogge, Pedersøn and others, and more.
Meet the Eric and Chris at afternoon tea following the program.
Pentimento (Italian, repentance). In painting, an underlying image (an earlier painting or drawing) that shows through as the topmost layer of paint becomes transparent with age. These ghostly images reveal the artist’s original concept or intent. In a similar manner, Pentimento strives to make visible the underlying melodies of the highly decorated repertoire.
Eric Haas studied recorder with John Tyson and baroque flute with Sandra Miller. He has taught at New England Conservatory, Tufts University and Wheaton College, as well as numerous early music workshops, including Pinewoods, Amherst Early Music, the Long Island Recorder Festival and the Mideast Workshop. Mr. Haas has performed on both recorder and early flutes with Emmanuel Music, the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra, La Sonnerie and now Pentimento. He served for many years as Music Director of the Boston Recorder Society and is on the staff of the von Huene Workshop, Inc.
Olav Chris Henriksen, acclaimed throughout Europe and North America as a soloist on lute, theorbo and early . . . → Read More: Pentimento presents Music from the Court of Christian IV of Denmark & Norway (Sunday, March 3)
Jamaica Plain – Fellswater’s small and border piper Matthew Phelps performed in a notloB concert at the Loring-Greenough House April 17, 2010 as a part of Doug Lamey’s band, Tri. His return is something of a homecoming.
Fellswater is a four piece Celtic ensemble that plays a wide range of music from Traditional to modern compositions, and draws from the heritage of all the Celtic nations, especially Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Canada. Its instrumentation changes depending on the musical selection and includes whistle, flute, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, violin, smallpipes and border pipes.
Betsy Ketudat, Fiddle Betsy Ketudat graduated from Fredonia State University with a degree in Violin Performance. Betsy has since played in many chamber groups throughout the Boston area and has been a member of the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums since 2000, playing both violin and fife. In 2005 she was featured violin soloist at the Yshalle Tattoo in Basel, Switzerland. As a fifer with MCV, Betsy has performed throughout England, France and Switzerland, at the 2007 Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the 2010 Edinburgh Military Tattoo’s Salute to Australia, and in concert with the Boston Pops. Betsy has also played in numerous local performances with MCV and MCV’s chamber consort, and appears on four MCV albums, playing both violin and fife.
Jim MacConduibh, Guitar/Bouzouki Jim MacConduibh has been active in the Boston music scene since 1982—as a drummer. As an antidote to the constant din of rock’n’roll, circus and military drums, he and wife Sarah MacConduibh became interested in the new-Celtic movement of the mid-1990′s, playing with the likes of Skip Healy, Matt Glover, and the New Hampshire Strathspey & Reel Society. He is the survivor of myriad international tours, including Baghdad in 2007 and at the 2010 Edinburgh Military Tattoo Salute to Australia in Sydney. Longtime Director of Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums, Jim resides in West Medford with Sarah and five cats and a dog. Jim plays guitar, bouzouki and mandolin with Fellswater.
Sarah MacConduibh, Flute/Whistle Sarah MacConduibh has been a member of the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums (MCV) since 1984 and . . . → Read More: notloB Parlour Concerts presents Fellswater (Saturday, February 23)
Mimi Rabson’s String Theory Trio—Chamber Music With An Improvisational Edge on January 20
Mimi Rabson’s String Theory Trio, Boston’s fiercest string trio improvises chamber music. Mimi Rabson and Alishah Raven, violins, and Junko Fujiwara ,‘cello, present repertoire of new chamber music that includes improvisation for string trio. Drawing inspiration from Lawrence “Butch” Morris and Walter Thompson, this trio combines composition and directed improvisation. Each player brings years of experience as classical players, composers and improvisors. Together they play 21st century chamber music, on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at 3:00 p.m. at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain in the 13th season of the Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House Parlor Concert Series. For more information see: mimirabson.com.
Meet the trio at afternoon tea following the program.
The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House, twice monthly, October to May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested—call 617-524-3158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming concerts in this series:
Sunday, February 3: [CANCELED] Balint Karosi, Harpsichord. A versatile concert organist and recording artist, Balint Karosi is an accomplished composer, harpsichordist and improviser who is noted for his elegant style, improvisations, and for his original compositions. Sunday, February 17: No concert–Presidents’ Day Holiday weekend Sunday, March 3: Pentimento: Eric Haas, recorders, Olav Chris Hendriksen, archlute Sunday, March 17: Shaw Pong Liu–Composer/Violinist.