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January 2020

Open Reception: Rachel Allen’s “airplay” at Urbano Project

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Urbano Project, 29 Germania Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Free

Urbano Project celebrates the opening of "airplay," a site-specific interactive installation by Native American artist Rachel Allen (Nez Perce) on Thursday, January 23, 6:00-8:00PM. The culmination of her Fall 2019 artist residency, Allen's "airplay" will be on view at Urbano's Jamaica Plain gallery through March 14, 2020. Allen aims to unsettle the air we breathe and otherwise manipulate. If we think about our experience through the air-the ubiquitous material we are suspended in-then we can contemplate what decolonization requires. If…

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Travels With Brindle to play at the Midway

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$5

Don’t miss Travels With Brindle at the Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, on Thursday, January 23rd. The recording project of songwriter and busker Chelsea Spear, TWB has performed at all the MBTA stations and recorded the EP Greetings from Rocky Point. This will be her third show at the Midway. Expect old favorites, covers, new songs from an upcoming EP, and special guests. Admission is $5 at the door.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert – Rob Flax

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$20

Please join us for the return of the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House January 26, 2020 Rob Flax Rob Flax plays many instruments and can make music out of anything. On his #OneManBandTour he travels with a violin and electronics, looping with precision and humor. Multi-instrumentalist Rob Flax describes his music in a concise way: “I play things with strings, I hit stuff, and I sing.” Behind this simple tag line lies a rich depth of…

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February 2020

Children’s Concert (Featuring Evan from Blissful Monkey Studio) and The Croft School Information Session

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The Croft School is hosting a free concert suited for children ages 3-5. Come jam with Evan from Blissful Monkey Studio and learn more about The Croft School at this special musical event! This event is free and open to the public.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert – Albino Mbie

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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$20

Please join us in our historic parlor for the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series at the Loring Greenough House February 2, 2020 Albino Mbie Albino Mbie makes music that aims to combine disparate entities into an organic whole while retaining their unique, undiluted flavors -- the music of his native Mozambique, coupled with his experiences living in the US and traveling to many other places in the world, overlap pleasingly to treat the audience ear with an original sound of Afro-pop…

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Chameleon Up Close: Harp Trios by Debussy, Ravel, Rameau, Gubaidulina

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street
Boston, 02116
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$44 – $49

Chameleon Arts Ensemble resumes its popular Up Close recital series with a program of harp trios at the crossroads of the old and the new, featuring flutist Deborah Boldin, violist Scott Woolweaver, and harpist Franziska Huhn. Debussy’s classic recalls the elegance of the French baroque, enrobed in his gorgeous 20th century sound world. Sofia Gubaidulina’s Garden of Joy and Sorrows similarly blends past and present through delicate whispers and otherworldly effects. Rounding out the program are Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin…

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Chameleon Arts Ensemble performs Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet

February 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm

First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, 02116
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$22 – $49

The Chameleon Arts Ensemble resumes its 2019-2020 chamber music series with a tribute to Mozart titled “whose fragments we inherit.” Romanticized by history as the ultimate child prodigy, Mozart produced a staggering body of work in his 36 short years, glorious music of crystalline clarity and sublime beauty. With a masterpiece among masterpieces, his Quintet in A Major, K. 581 gave birth to the voice and soul of the clarinet. Steven Stucky’s Serenade for wind quintet brings Mozart’s popular entertainment…

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Chameleon Arts Ensemble performs Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet

February 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, 02116
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$22 – $49

The Chameleon Arts Ensemble resumes its 2019-2020 chamber music series with a tribute to Mozart titled “whose fragments we inherit.” Romanticized by history as the ultimate child prodigy, Mozart produced a staggering body of work in his 36 short years, glorious music of crystalline clarity and sublime beauty. With a masterpiece among masterpieces, his Quintet in A Major, K. 581 gave birth to the voice and soul of the clarinet. Steven Stucky’s Serenade for wind quintet brings Mozart’s popular entertainment…

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March 2020

Chameleon Up Close: Piano Trios by Schubert, Tower & Clara Schumann

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
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$44 – $49

At its best, chamber music is a conversation between friends, and nowhere is that more apparent than within the piano trio genre, grand canvases filled with intimate expression. Join violinist Robyn Bollinger, cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer, and pianist Vivian Choi for a Chameleon Up Close recital exploring these themes. Clara Schumann’s under-appreciated gem – her g minor Piano Trio – embodies the drama of the Romantic era with transparency and grace. Joan Tower’s Big Sky, is inspired by the expansive beauty…

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April 2020

Chameleon Arts Ensemble performs Shostakovich, Beethoven, Haas, Part

April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, 02116
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$22 – $49

Resilience of the human spirit is the central theme for the Chameleon Arts Ensemble’s April program. Pavel Haas completed his third String Quartet in 1938 as Czechoslovakia was being annexed, three years before he was interned at the Terezín camp and later murdered at Auschwitz. His singular musical language carried forward the Czech traditions instilled in him by his teacher Janáček, with influences of Jewish and Moravian folksong, chant, and jazz. While at Terezín, he wrote: “Our will to create…

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