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Sorellanza’s Spring Schedule

Sorellanza PhotoSORELLANZA Canti di Coro

Sorellanza, a 14-woman a cappella chorus based in Gloucester, announces its Spring 2015 performance schedule.

Friday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

24 Broadway, Rockport

Sunday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m.

Annisquam Village Church

820 Washington Street, Gloucester

Saturday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Ascension Memorial Church

31 County Street, Ipswich

Sunday, May 10th at 4:00 p.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church

48 Middle Street, Gloucester

Tickets: $12/$10 Seniors & Students

Sorellanza has been entertaining audiences for nine years with an eclectic and upbeat repertoire. Their program ranges from Renaissance to Broadway, sacred songs, rounds, Beatles, and pop. Rockport resident Patti Pike co-founded and directs the chorus. As part of their community outreach program, Sorellanza has invited talented high school performers to audition for and join the chorus. Audiences will enjoy the youthful additions to the Sorellanza sound.

ALERT: Tickets to see Art Garfunkel just went on sale — this show will sell out quickly

Art Garfunkel

Tickets just went on sale to the public for this very special evening with Art Garfunkel, one of popular music’s most revered icons.

Imagine seeing him and hearing his extraordinary voice in the intimate Larcom Theatre (right down the road in downtown Beverly) with gimmeLIVE’s perfect sound.

This will be Art Garfunkel’s only Boston area appearance on this tour.

It will certainly be an experience you won’t soon forget!

Don’t wait until tickets are gone.  Get them now, right here.

 

PHOTO: Jon Butcher captivates Warren Haynes at Berklee Performance Center last night

This photo by Sue Sanderson proves what Berklee Performance Center audience members were saying last night about Warren Haynes being enthralled by Jon’s guitar playing.  There’s a big announcement about Gloucester’s own Jon Butcher coming in the next few days. Keep your eyes on GMG and get the scoop first!

Jimmy Fallon liked our SXSW pick so much he put her on The Tonight show last night

We all know that Jimmy Fallon is a huge FOB and either he or his staff reads GMG every day.

What we didn’t know is how seriously he takes our suggestions.

That is, until last night when he introduced our #1 pick from SXSW, Elle King (we picked her in this post) as his musical guest last night.

See Elle King’s Tonight Show performance here.

Big Block Party Survey – Tell the Mayor what you think!

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken is looking for YOUR opinion regarding Gloucester’s Summer Block Parties.  One idea on the table is to close Main Street to vehicle traffic EVERY SATURDAY in July and August.

What do you think?  Please take the survey (CLICK HERE) and help shape the future of fun in downtown Gloucester this summer!

This survey closes next Wednesday, April 8th at 11pm — so please don’t wait.

Do it now!

TONIGHT An Evening with PATTY LARKIN at Cape Ann Community Cinema – 4/3/15

An Evening with PATTY LARKIN
Friday, April 3 ~ 8:00 pm show / 7:30 doors
CAPE CAN COMMUNITY CINEMA
21 Main St., Gloucester 01930
$27.50 mbr/$30 ga ~ 978-309-8448 ~ www.capeanncinema.com

Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter).

Still Green, Patty’s 13th album, plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea that travels from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. This collection of new songs chronicles Patty’s search for relief, respite and solace during a time when she lost both of her parents, and witnessed a sister suffer a serious health issue.

www.PattyLarkin.com
www.facebook.com/PattyLarkinMusic
www.twitter.com/PattyLarkin

 

Daisy Nell & Capt .Stan with their band Crabgrass @ One World Coffeehouse – 4/18/15

LCrabgrass Jack Stan Pat Daisy-001ocal folkie favorites Daisy Nell and Capt. Stan with their band Crabgrass will play their unique brand of music at their hometown coffeehouse, One World, on April 18, at 8 PM. For coffeehouse night, the street level of the Universalist Church is transformed into an intimate performance space, a favorite of many performers from near and far. Daisy Nell and Capt. Stan,  are no strangers to this stage, who, along with Pat Conlon and Jack Schwartz, have played there annually since the early 1990’s.Daisy and Stan at Pete Seeger Sing Out

Essex native Daisy Nell is no stranger to the stage, having started out at the North Shore Music Theater at the age of 12 in a production of Red Mill. Since then, she has been playing her guitar and banjo in every venue from nursery schools to high schools, museums to the high seas. She is an educator, maritime historian, founding member of the Gloucester Schooner Festival and the voice of the annual schooner parade on Labor Day weekend. Now an author of 5 children’s books, Daisy says, “Working with kids is what gives true meaning to a life in music.” Her school residencies, CD’s, and concerts have infected generations with the love of folk music and singing. For the past 18 years, Stan Collinson has been her musical mate, and together they make the folk music that takes you on a musical voyage, carried away for an evening. Pat Conlon on mandolin and harmonica and Jack Schwartz on bass make up the band, known to them as Crabgrass, which is a reference to the bluegrass roots of both Pat and Jack, combined with the maritime aspects of much of the Daisy & Stan repertoire. Capt. Stan says, “You can take what we sing with a large grain of salt!”

The concert on April 18 will feature a special new song that Daisy has crafted for local music fan and photographer, Nat Stevens, who commissioned a song for his great grandfather’s schooner. Other aspects to look forward to this year will be a set of blues and swing tunes that the band has loved for many years.

Call 978-768-3690 t o reserve your seat, and a return call will confirm. Payment is made at the door.

Lynne Taylor on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes Tonight @ 6pm

Host Allen Estes welcomes Newburyport’s Lynne Taylor as his guest on Cape Ann TV’s Local Music Seen tonight at 6pm.  If you miss it tonight, you can catch her Wednesday at 6:30pm or Friday at 1pm.  See full schedule here.

The daughter of a folk musician and a poet, Lynne grew up in Kent, Ohio during the seventies, and absorbed the social consciousness of that time. She has always felt that music was her calling. She began writing her own songs at the age of fourteen, and has been performing professionally ever since. Lynne’s music is characterized by poignant, honest songwriting combined with a powerful vocal style and unique piano accompaniment. A staple on the music scene in her adopted hometown of Newburyport, MA, she has been performing professionally across the northeastern US since 1985.
In addition to being a popular solo artist, Lynne can also be found having a blast playing bass in her all original punk band, Halo and the Harlots and in roots/alt/country band Liz Frame and the Kickers! One thing is certain; Lynne Taylor has a sound and spirit that is instantly recognizable and all her own!

Lynne released a self-produced solo CD entitled Grace in 1996 and her band, Rantic, released their self-titled CD in 2001. Liz Frame and the Kickers released their first full-length studio recording in Oct. 2011, Halo and the Harlots released their self-titled debut in 2014, and Lynne released When Lightning Strikes in Oct. 2013.

The REAL Roots of Today’s Music – Tomorrow (SUN) @ 2pm

Beethoven, Brahms, Weber — “Oh, I don’t like them,” you say, trying to sound like a hipster.  “They’re dead white men.”

OK, well so are Elvis, John Lennon and Jim Morrison …

Here’s the thing: Music transcends everything — race, gender, age, time and space. And you can hear a thread.  It seeps in through your ears and wakes your soul.  You just have to be open to it.

Beethoven was the rock star of his day — and if you go to Cape Ann Symphony’s extraordinary concert tomorrow at 2pm you’ll hear what I’m talking about.  Best of all you’ll get to hear Rockport Music’s David Deveau on piano with a full orchestra behind him.  This is an experience you simply can’t miss.  Get tickets here.  See you there …

You’ve got to see — and hear — to believe!

Ruby Rose FoxYou know we love to put young, rising stars on stage with national touring artists.  Often the young talent comes from Cape Ann, but this time, we’ve got Boston Music Award winner Ruby Rose Fox and her stellar band opening for Martha Davis and The Motels on April 22, right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre.

Just the thought of these 2 powerhouse voices on the same stage sends shivers up my spine.  Check her out!

In this excellent, in-depth article by Bill Copeland, Ruby says “I think it took me a long time until I could sing in the place where my voice lived.”  Truly the words of a poet and a dynamic singer-songwriter.  Don’t wait until the last minute.  Get tickets now, RIGHT HERE and be sure you’ve got a great seat to this super-hot show!

 

It’s cold in Gloucester, but hot in Austin at SXSW

I could complain that SXSW isn’t what it used to be — that’s it has morphed from a music festival to a tech festival (which it has).  Or I could just listen to the music that is still there and see what’s hot.  So I did.  Check out Elle King, who recently recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis.  If you hurry, you can get to Austin in time to see her showcase tomorrow night.

You can watch over 100 SXSW music videos here.  Let us know if you see somebody you’d like us to bring to Gloucester or Beverly.

If you’re already in Austin and checking GMG for a taste of home, I recommend you go see the world premiere of “All Things Must Pass” a documentary about the rise and fall of Tower Records.  Here’s a quote from Tower’s founder, Russ Solomon, that might surprise you, “I don’t buy records anymore. I’m too old for that.”  See the full interview here.

“Take the L out of Lover and it’s Over” – April 22

Don’t you just love that line?  It’s the chorus of this MTV smash hit by Martha Davis and the Motels.

You can see her and the band LIVE, just down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre on April 22 during what is shaping up to be 80s week, with the Smithereens performing there on April 25.

Tickets just went on sale to the public today and they’re selling fast, so you might want to get them (RIGHT HERE) before it’s too late.  Here’s what the critics say:

“…arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock.” – Robert Hilburn, The Los Angeles Times

“Martha Davis, of the Motels, was still strong in voice and admirably delivered hits like ‘Only The Lonely’ and ‘Suddenly Last Summer.'” – Hollywood Reporter (about recent Hollywood Bowl Concert)

And here’s another of her top 10 hits, “Only The Lonely”:

BREAKING NEWS: Bank Robbery at First Ipswich Bank @ Walgreens’ Plaza

Gloucester Police probe bank robbery at First Ipswich Bank in Walgreen’s plaza at 11:27am 

Gloucester Police were searching for an alleged bank robber in the downtown area during the Thursday lunch hours after the First Ipswich Bank branch located in the Walgreen’s plaza on Main Street reported being robbed.

The bank branch is just a few doors down the Main Street hill from the Gloucester Police Station.  see full store

Suspect 6’1″ – 175lb with red stocking cap.  Suspect escaped scene in cab.  police still on the hunt.  Call Gloucester Police

34th Rockport Chamber Music Festival Lineup Announced

Yo_Yo_Ma_Michael_O'NeillYo-Yo Ma Kicks Off the 34th Rockport Chamber Music Festival

Friday, June 5
Opening Night Gala
featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello

The Opening Night Gala honors David Deveau for his 20 years of Artistic Leadership

Gala Chairs: Diane Chen Koch-Weser & Jan Koch-Weser and Joe & Eileen Mueller
6 PM Concert :: 7:30 PM Gala Dinner

PROGRAM

SAYGUN: Partita
BACH: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
CRUMB: Sonata for solo cello
BACH: Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
Tickets: Concert Only $150, Gala Event tickets start at $600

 

Saturday, June 6, 8 PM
Shanghai Quartet

BEETHOVEN: Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 18 No. 6
BARBER: String Quartet
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in F major, Op. 59 No. 1
Tickets: $58, $48, $39 

Sunday, June 7, 5 PM
Shanghai Quartet with David Deveau, piano

HAYDN: Quartet in G, Op. 77 No.  1
BARTOK: Quartet No. 5
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25
Tickets: $65, $55, $45

Week 2

Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 PM
Rising Star: In Mo Yang, violin
Renana Gutman, piano

MOZART: Sonata in A major, K.305
BRAHMS: Sonata No.1 in G major, Op. 78
SCHOENBERG: Fantasy for violin and piano
RAVEL: Sonata No.2 in G major
Tickets: $34, $28, $19

Thursday, June 11, 8 PM
An Evening of French Music

Franziska Huhn, harp | Pei-Shan Lee, piano | Sooyun Kim, flute
Sophie Shao, cello | Randall Scarlata, baritone
FAURE: Fantaisie, Op. 79 for flute and harp
CAPLET: Deux Divertissements for solo harp
RAVEL: Chansons Madecasses (Madagascar Songs) for baritone, flute, cello and piano
POULENC: Sonata for cello and piano
DEBUSSY: Sonata for cello and piano in D minor
Tickets: $58, $48, $39

Friday, June 12, 8 PM
A Schubertiade Evening

Jennifer Koh, violin | Randall Scarlata, baritone | Benjamin Hochman, piano
SCHUBERT PROGRAM
Sonatina in D major for violin and piano, D.384
Selected lieder for baritone and piano
Piano Sonata in D major, D.850
Tickets: $46, $38, $28

Saturday, June 13, 8 PM
Art and Music: Boston Trio

A Collaboration with the Cape Ann Museum celebrating its ocean-related collection of works by Fitz Henry Lane and others
SALLY BEAMISH: The Seafarer (narrator and piano trio) ** U.S. Premiere **
FAURE: Piano Trio No. 1
DEBUSSY/arr. SALLY BEAMISH: La Mer  **  U.S. Premiere **
Tickets: $65, $55, $45 

Sunday, June 14, 5 PM
Russell Sherman, piano
Celebrating 70TH Anniversary of New York debut

All-Beethoven Program
Sonata in E minor, Op. 90, No. 27
Variations and Fugue in E-flat major, Op. 35 “Eroica”
Sonata in E major, Op. 109, No. 30
Sonata in F minor, Op. 57, No. 23 “Appassionata”
Tickets: $68, $58, $49

Week 3

Thursday, June 18, 8 PM
David Deveau, piano
Andrés Cárdenes, violin
Anne Martindale Williams, cello

HAYDN: Trio in E major
HARBISON: Trio No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 “Archduke”
Tickets: $68, $58, $49

Friday, June 19, 8 PM
Jupiter String Quartet
Nelson Lee, violin | Megan Freivogel, violin | Liz Freivogel, viola
Daniel McDonough, cello
BEETHOVEN: Quartet in D major Op. 18, No. 3
HINDEMITH: Quartet No. 4, Op. 22
BRAHMS: Quartet in C minor Op. 51, No. 1
Tickets: $65, $55, $45 

Saturday, June 20, 8 PM
Marc André Hamelin, piano

JOHN FIELD: Andante in E-flat Major, H. 64 (Unrevealed Andante)
MARC-ANDRE HAMELIN: Paganini Variations
DEBUSSY: Images, Book II
SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus, D. 935
Tickets: $78, $68, $49

Sunday, June 21, 5 PM
Jupiter String Quartet
Andrés Cárdenes, viola
Anne Martindale Williams, cello
David Deveau, piano

SCHUBERT: Notturno in E-flat major for piano trio
SU LIAN TAN: “Life in Wayang”
BRAHMS: Sextet in G major Op. 36
Tickets: $68, $58, $49

Week 4

Tuesday, June 23, 7:30 PM
Rising Star: Matthew Aucoin, composer and Friends

Program: Some of Aucoin’s recent instrumental and vocal chamber music, including The Orphic Moment (a “dramatic cantata” for voice, solo violin, and ensemble), Celan Fragments, Celan Songs, and a series of piano études.
Tickets: $32, $28, $19

Emanuel Ax 1_LisaMarieMazzuccoThursday, June 25, 8 PM
Boston Symphony Chamber Players with Emanuel Ax, piano

SCHUMANN: Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano, Op. 70
MOZART: Quartet for oboe and strings, K.370
SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44
Tickets: $93, $83, $55 

Friday, June 26, 8 PM
Emmanuel Music

Ryan Turner, artistic director
Andrew Rangell, guest pianist
HANDEL: Overture The Queen of Sheba from the opera Solomon
BACH: Keyboard Concerto in D minor
HANDEL: Cantata Apollo e Dafne, HWV. 122
Tickets: $52, $41, $31 

Saturday, June 27, 8 PM
Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu, piano

SCHUMANN: Six Etudes in the form of Canons, Op. 56
BIZET: Pieces from Jeux d’Enfants
MOZART: Sonata in B-flat major, K.358
SCHUBERT: Lebenssturme and Rondo in A major
BRAHMS: Four Hungarian Dances, No. 8, 9, 11, 18
Tickets: $78, $68, $49

Sunday, June 28, 5 PM
Cuarteto Latinoamericano

FRANCISCO MIGNONE: Quartet No. 2
MANUEL PONCE: Estrellita and Gavota
PIAZZOLLA: Four for Tango
VILLA-LOBOS: Quartet No. 5
GINASTERA: Quartet No. 2
Tickets: $46, $38, $28

Week 5

Tuesday, July 7, 7:30 PM
Rising Star: Cicely Parnas, cello
Tickets: $34, $28, $19

Anonymous 4 blue-credit Dario AcostaThursday, July 9, 8 PM
Anonymous 4

Anthology 25: A program of 25 songs from anonymous 4’s 25 albums featuring music from the Middle Ages to today
Tickets: $68, $58, $49

Friday, July 10, 8 PM
Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
Yehudi Wyner, piano
David Deveau, piano
SCHUMANN: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73
HINDEMITH: Sonata for clarinet and piano
WYNER: Commedia
BRAHMS: Sonata in f minor, Op. 120, No.1
Tickets: $68, $58, $49

Saturday, July 11, 8 PM
Escher Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano

MOZART: Quartet in D minor, K.421
JANACEK: Quartet No. 1 Kreutzer Sonata
TANEYEV: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30
Tickets: $65, $55, $45

Sunday, July 12, 5 PM
Escher Quartet with Carol Wincenc, flute
MOZART: Quartet for flute and strings in C major, K. 285b
YUKO UEBAYASHI:  Misericordia for flute and strings  ** Massachusetts Premiere **
SCHUBERT: Quartet in G major, D. 887
Additional works to be announced.
Tickets: $65, $55, $45

Benjamin Grosvenor playingSaturday, August 1, 8 PM
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

MENDELSSOHN: Two Preludes & Fugues
CHOPIN: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 5
RAVEL: Tombeau de Couperin
LISZT: Venezia e Napoli
Tickets: $46, $38, $28

 

EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Dinner with David :: 5:45-7 PM
Fridays: June 12, 19, 26
Tickets: $35 (includes 3-course meal)
Pre-Concert Talks :: 7 PM
Fridays ::  June 12, 19, 26, July 10
Saturdays ::  June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11

Speakers

Dr. Elizabeth Seitz  | Dr. Teresa Neff  | Dr. William Matthews  |  Dr. Jan Swafford
Free, Open to Ticketholders

Wednesday, June 10, 7 PM
Meet the Author-Collaboration with Rockport Public Library

Bonnie Marsden, author of Sleeping with Schubert
Location: Rockport Public Library

Tuesday, June 18, 7 PM
Masterclass: Anne Martindale Williams, cello

Saturday, June 20, 10 AM
Family Concert: Jupiter Quartet

Saturday, August 15, 10 AM

Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

All Community & Education events are free and open to the public.

Ticket Sales Dates

Subscriptions: March 30, 2015
Single Tickets: April 14, 2015

BOSTON MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE MARINA EVANS ON THE RADIO SUN 9AM

Marina EvansBy now, you probably already know that local rising star, Marina Evans has been nominated for Female Performer of the Year at the New England Music Awards.

Tomorrow (SUNDAY) you can hear Marina on Aurelia Nelson’s excellent radio show, “Curtain Up” at 9am on North Shore 104.9FM.

It’s worth getting up for.

Here’s a video of Marina on another radio station with her husband, Bernardo Baglioni.

BREAKING NEWS: SMITHEREENS PRE-SALE AVAILABLE TO FOB’s

Like to rock?  Remember the mid ’80s?  On Saturday, April 25, you can party with the hitmakers who who lit up alternative rock radio in the ’80s and ’90s right down the road at Downtown Beverly’s Larcom Theatre.  That’s right folks, The Smithereens, with monster powerpop hits like “Behind the Wall of Sleep,” “A Girl like You,” “Blood And Roses,” “Only a Memory,” “Blues Before and After” and more are coming all the way from Jersey to Beverly just for you!

Tickets don’t go on-sale to the public until tomorrow (SAT) at noon, but FOB’s can get the best seats NOW by clicking RIGHT HERE.  Best of all, tickets are only $25, $35 and $45.  Check around and you’ll see this is the best Smithereens deal you’re gonna get!

Here are 2 of their top hits:

And here’s a great one from their NEW CD!

 

Double dose of Danielle Miraglia and Allen Estes tonight

Perhaps you saw Danielle Miraglia and Allen Estes at this year’s critically acclaimed Cape Ann Winter Solstice.  These two extraordinarily talented singer/songwriters reunite tonight on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 at 6:30, then LIVE at the Rhumbline tonight at 8.  A perfect way to spend the mid-week evening!

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