Vortex Ensemble at the Democracy Center

Flute + Cello @ Democracy Center

45 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA
(near Harvard Square)

Friday, March 4th, 2011, 8 PM

Elliott Carter Enchanted Preludes
John Heiss 5 Pieces for Flute and Cello
with Rachel Arnold, cello


Zumix in East Boston

The Vortex Series for New and Improvised Music

Friday, February 25th, 8:00 PM

Zumix Center
260 Sumner Street
East Boston, MA


This will be the Vortex Series’ first event held at Zumix. Zumix is a gorgeous spot in a converted firehouse in East Boston. They are focused on music education and community outreach, and hold concerts as well. It might appear that Zumix is buried in an obscure location in East Boston. Do not despair! The location is just a few minutes walk from the Maverick T Station, and a few minutes drive from the Mass Pike. We have a wonderful lineup which will consist of several contemporary music artists in the Boston area. Info below.

Glenn Dickson, microtonal clarinet.
The bandleader of Naftule’s Dream and Shirim Klezmer Orchestra. Glenn has toured and recorded with Hypnotic Clambake, Joe Maneri, Taximi (Greek). Featured on the soundtracks of the feature films “A Stranger Among Us” (Sidney Lumet) and “Deconstructing Harry” (Woody Allen).

John McLellan, percussionist
Has toured and recorded with Pandelis Karayorgis, Blaise Siwula, Matt Maneri and has an extensive discography. A frequent feature with the Vortex Series, John mixes a blend of groove and poly-rhythm.

Dennis Shafer and the Chagall Performance Arts Collaborative
Hailed by the Boston Globe as “Brilliant,” Dennis has collaborated with the New England String ensemble and is the artistic director of the Chagall Performance Arts Collaborative. He will be performing with an extensive line up.

Rachel Arnold, Cello and Ashley Addington, Flute
A brilliant and highly virtuosic duo that are actively commission new works for the flute and cello. A must see!

More information here.

Orchestra of Indian Hill

Off to the South of France

Saturday, February 19th, 2011 7:30 PM
Littleton High School Performing Arts Center
56 King Street
Littleton, MA

Bruce Hangen, conductor
Matthew Truss, counter-tenor

Boulanger D’un matin de printemps
St. Saens Symphony No. 2
Berlioz Les nuits d’ete
Bizet Suite from L’Arlesienne

Neponset Valley Philharmonic Orchestra

Pops in Love

Sunday, February 13th, 2011, 3:00 PM
Foxboro High School

Rossini William Tell Overture
Sarasate Carmen Fantasy on Themes of Bizet
Mitsuru Tonezaki, violin
Anderson Trumpeter’s Lullaby
Anderson Fiddle-Faddle
Flaherty Ragtime
Copland Hoe-down from “Rodeo”
Arr. Custer Themes from 007
Arr. Dragon Begin the Beguine
Bernstein West Side Story

Tickets at www.nvporchestra.org

The Vortex Series

Flute + Cello @ Democracy Center

Friday, January 7th, 2011, 8 PM

Luciano Berio Sequenza No. 1 for solo flute
Kevin Warren Color Unseen
Kaija Saariaho Mirrors
Elliott Carter Enchanted Preludes

with Rachel Arnold, cello

The 2nd half of the program features music by composer/pianist Robert Manthy.

Indian Hill Flute Choir

Holiday Vocal Soiree

Friday, December 10th, 7:00 PM
Indian Hill Music Recital Hall

Tufts Composers/Flute Ensemble Concert

Premiere of Flute Quintet

Monday, December 6th, 2010, 8:00 PM
Tufts University
Granoff Music Center

Kevin Warren Melting Starlight

Longy Alumni Voices Concert

A Musical Evening of performances by Longy Alumni

Saturday, November 13th, 2010, 8:00 PM
Longy School of Music
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
One Garden Street
Cambridge, MA

Elliott Carter Enchanted Preludes
Kaija Saariaho Mirrors

with Rachel Arnold, cello

More information here.

Orchestra of Indian Hill

Dreaming of the Masters with the Orchestra of Indian Hill

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010, 7:30 PM

Bruce Hangen, conductor
James Campbell, clarinet
Fred Buda, drums
Dave Buda, jazz bass

Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4
Carl Marie von Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in f minor, Op. 73
Ottorino Respighi Trittico Botticelliano
Allan Gilliland Dreaming of the Masters I – Jazz Concerto for Clarinet & Orchestra

Tickets and more information at www.indianhillmusic.org

Benefit Concert

A concert series featuring music written by female composers performed by female musicians.

Monday, October 18th, 2010, 8:00 PM
Boston Conservatory
Seully Hall

Mirrors by Kaija Saariaho with Rachel Arnold, cello
East Wind by Shulamit Ran for solo flute

Donations will be taken at the performance to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation (benefiting October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month).

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