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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Times Two at Museum of Fine Arts, celebrating new album

Times Two is thrilled to bring a percussive program to the Sound Bites series at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Shining the spotlight on Times Two co-director, Maria Finkelmeier, this program will feature new works from Finkelmeier’s brand new album a line that terminates at the present. A multi-genre representation of her interest in a plethora of current sounds, blending a classical background with electronic beats and pop inspired melodies, the sounds will take the listener on a musical journey as they explore the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art.

The concert will feature percussion quartets performed by Kadence Ensemble inspired by her large-scale score from "Know No." a commission by the Boston Center for the Arts; marimba, drums, and electronics works featuring Masary Studios; and a collaboration with saxophonist/poet Tim Hall. Album art by Boston-based multimedia artist Elisa Hamilton will also be on display.

Click here for more info on the MFA website!

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Sep
22
4:30 PM16:30

Flow Through at Fog x Hill

  • Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Hillside (map)
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Flow Through is a 15 minute work composed and directed by Maria Finkelmeier for large ensemble in a outdoor setting. Featuring thirty performers (brass players, singers, and percussionists), the work is inspired by the fluidity and importance of water to living organisms. Flow Through reflects the power of this compound, bringing awe, serenity, catastrophe, and breath to our planet. It draws connections between the human spirit and natural world, creating a moment in which one cannot be without the other.

Performed in collaboration with and response to Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog x FLO at the Arnold Arboretum, the musicians will be placed on the perimeter of Hunnewell Hillside, some starting on the path above, and descending to the open space, just as the fog ripples over the hillside, and others weaving in between listeners. Audience members are welcome to sit and listen, or wander through the hillside as the sonic experience guides them.

PERFORMANCE TIMES: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 (sunset)
FREE and open to the Public

Rain date: September 23, 2018

photo: Adam DeTour

photo: Adam DeTour

A version of Flow Through was first performed as a part of Make Music Boston's Water Music on the Charles River Esplanade on June 21, 2018. Kadence Arts is thrilled to bring this piece to the Fog x FLO at the Arnold Arboretum, the host of our 2016 production of John Luther Adams' Inuksuit

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy generously provided by Barbara and Amos Hostetter and the Eugene M. Lang Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and private donors. 

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Apr
8
7:30 PM19:30

Boiler House Jazz: Maria Finkelmeier/Tim Hall

  • Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation (map)
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This Boiler House Jazz series, curated by celebrated local jazz musician and composer Ken Field and John Bechard of Journeys in Sound takes place in the Charles River Museum's Main Gallery, the last boiler house of the Boston Manufacturing Company. The BMC was the United States' first integrated factory, where the American Industrial Revolution took flight. The Boiler House is where they generated steam, first to turn overhead line shaft systems, then to spin dynamos for electricity, and finally to heat the place. 

The Boiler House Jazz Series has been created to demonstrate the wide stylistic and geographic diversity of that most American art form, and to present jazz that is a bit different from what many people imagine when they think of "jazz."

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Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

March Marimba Madness

THREE PROJECTS: ONE NIGHT

Hashtag - don't miss this great show unlocking the many moods of a fascinating instrument! Join Rolf Landberg (Stockholm, Sweden) and Boston-based movers and shakers Brian Calhoon & Greg Jukes of Marimba Cabaret, and Maria Finkelmeier, to discover a wide range of projects revolving around one instrument: the marimba. Brian and Greg of Marimba Cabaret come together to re-imagine pop and theater tunes with fresh covers, Rolf identifies an array of moods and characters through musical vignettes in his work #marimbagram, and Maria pairs Instagram videos with live electro-acoustic improvisations in #improvadayLIVE!

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Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

The Art of Rhythm with Phoenix Orchestra

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Drums have been an essential part of the musical language longer than any other instrument besides the human voice. Join us as we welcome composer and percussion phenom Maria Finkelmeier to the Phoenix stage for a night of everything percussion. From Finkelmeier's arrangement of Contrapunctus XIV from J.S. Bach's 1750 Art of Fugue to the World Premier to her own Daft & Gritty for chamber orchestra, it's a night of drumming!

www.phoenixorch.org/art-of-rhythm for details!

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Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Harsh is Truth with Masary Studios

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This multimedia performance by Boston-based collective Masary Studios poses the questions: How is truth defined, and how do different perceptions of truth converge in public spaces? Live, original music fused with video projections will highlight Old South Meeting House’s unique history as a place to rise, resist, and share one’s personal truth. Responses to questions about truth, action, and change – stories, poems, and phrases sourced from recent visitors on Boston’s Freedom and Black Heritage trails – will be featured in the performance. Visitors can explore the transformed space at 6:30 pm, with the performance from 7:00-7:45 pm. After the performance, talk with Masary Studios artists, National Park Service representatives, museum staff, and other audience members on the competing truths that have built our nation and will shape our future.

Art on the Trails to Freedom, a collaborative project between New England Foundation for the Arts and the National Park Service, invites artists to create public art installations that explore historical themes and activate select locations on Boston’s Freedom Trail and Black Heritage Trail.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Kalos Concert at The Space JP

Anna K. Larson, voice (Frändefors, Sweden), Angela Shankar, clarinet (NYC), and Maria Finkelmeier, percussion (Boston), come together once again to perform new works and arrangements fusing their Swedish and American roots! 

Works by the ensemble and Beau Kenyon (Boston), Seth Bedford (NYC) and Gísli Jóhann Grétarsson (Oslo, Norway) incorporate a combination of contempoeray classical, folk, and musical theatre styles. 

Kalos will be in residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute from October 23 - 28, with this performance concluding the week intensive. This project is supported by the Live Arts Grant from The Boston Foundation! Thank you TBF! 

New Boston-based duo, Box Not Found opens! 

$15 suggested donation (BYOB, with a bit provided!)
Street parking and walking distance to the Green Street T stop (orange line)

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Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

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I will join the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma at OBERON! I had the priveldge of working with members of the ensemble at the Global Musicians Workshop in 2015, and this will be my first time joining them in a performance. 

Inspired by the exchange of ideas and traditions along the historical Silk Road, cellist Yo-Yo Ma (’76) established Silkroad in 1998 to create music that engages difference. Silkroad has been affiliated with Harvard University since 2005, with offices on Harvard’s Allston campus since 2010. Through mentorships and workshops, Silkroad acts as a working laboratory at the intersection of the arts and academics, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning among Harvard staff, students, and faculty.

Join us for a meet and greet with the musicians at the bar after the show!
 

 

 

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Mar
2
to Mar 4

Know No.

  • Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama (map)
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An immersive site specific music and visual installation at the historic Cyclorama dissecting the repercussions of no

The human reaction to the word no is complex, emotional, and visceral. Whether told to a person, a group of people, a gender, a minority, or entire society, the effects the word can ignite a movement, empower grit, but also break one down. Know No. explores that reaction, that consequence, and that rise.

Masary Studios is Maria Finkelmeier, Sam Okerstrom-Lang & Ryan Edwards

Tickets are at bcaonline.org
Reg: $35
Students: $10
Use discount code "MASARY" for $5 off! 

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Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Masary Studios at PASIC!

Masary Studios is pumped to present and perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention this year! Our session, "Beyond the Concert Hall: Igniting the Collaborative Spirit," will give you a behind the scenes look into our projects, most notably Waking the Monster. We'll finish the talk with 20 minutes of new work featuring percussion and live projection o the convention room wall! 

Indianapolis Convention Center
Sagamore Ballroom
SPONSORS: Yamaha, Vic Firth, Grover Pro Percussion, Roland, Remo, Matt Nolan Custom

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Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Listening the Labyrinth

Tones, rhythms, and gestures entangle as you discover the maze of current Mills Gallery exhibition "Fertile Solitude". Percussionists Maria Finkelmeier and Drew Worden explore a collection of timbres—from swooshes to clangs, buzzes to waves—as you choose your own physical and sound path. The two musicians will have musical set ups throughout the gallery, producing sonic responses to the pieces surrounding you.

FREE!!!

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Inuksuit Boston Premiere
Jun
12
3:00 PM15:00

Inuksuit Boston Premiere

On June 12, the Arnold Arboretum and Kadence Arts host the Boston premiere of Inuksuit —a 75 minute work for percussion ensemble that is designed to heighten awareness of the sights and sounds that surround us every day. 

Composed by Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams and performed in major cities around the globe, this production will feature nearly 90 New England-based musicians. The performers will be dispersed throughout the conifer collection of the Arnold Arboretum, and audience encouraged to wander the area. Inuksuit is deeply influenced by John Luther Adams’ belief that “music can contribute to the awakening of our ecological understanding. By deepening our awareness of our connections to the earth, music can provide a sounding model for the renewal of human consciousness and culture.”

This event is free and open to all. Enter through the Bussey Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum.

Kadence Arts Staff: 
Producer: Maria Finkelmeier
Project Assistant: Greg Jukes
Artistic Director: Amy Garapic

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Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

Strength in Fragility: Chamber Music of Kati Agócs

  • New England Conservatory Jordan Hall (map)
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Hub New Music makes its Jordan Hall debut with a portrait concert of longtime friend and colleague Kati Agócs, including a world premiere. Called "powerful" by Time Out New York, Kati's music is hailed for merging sensuous allure with lapidary rigor, and is performed by leading musicians worldwide. The New York Times has characterized her chamber music as “striking”, her orchestral music as “filled with attractive ideas”, and her vocal music as possessing “an almost Nineteenth-century naturalness.” Kati Agócs received the prestigious Arts and Letters Award in Music from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2014, and is also a recent Guggenheim Fellow. She serves on the composition faculty at the New England Conservatory in Boston. More info here

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Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Museum of Fine Arts Sound Bites Series

Journey through the Museum of Fine Art’s collection of works from Asia through the eyes of a percussionist. Hear the sounds that Buddhist sculptures, Japanese prints, and other works inspire. 

Free with Admission (no tickets required) 
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

Program details to come. More info here. 

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Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Jammin' with Mike Block

I'm pumped to join multi-style cellist, Mike Block, on his show at Club Passim! Mike and I met at the Silkroad Global Musician Workshop (which he led flawlessly), and I look forward to creating some cello/percussion experiments. More Info Here.

About Mike: Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st Century", Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer, and educator living in Boston, acclaimed by the NY Times for his "vital rich-hued solo playing". While still studying at the Juilliard School, Mike joined Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and shortly thereafter also joined Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz Trio, which he played in for over three years. Mike has also toured extensively with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings and The Knights orchestra. After becoming one of the first wave of cellists to adopt a strap in order to stand while playing, Mike was the first standing cellist to perform at Carnegie Hall, which the NY Times called "Breathless ... Half dance, half dare." 

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Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Cambridge Phil

Female Composers Night
The Cambridge Phil is celebrating female composers! Enjoy 8 pieces by contemporary female composers, including 4 premieres!

Liz Anaya The Aura
Emma Flornoy/Clara Sinephro-Cool/Eva Gertz Little Bug (premiere)
Sara Corry The Three Solitudes
Emily Cooley Definition (premiere)
Audrey Harrer ___ (premiere) 
Kirsten Volness *[asterisk] (premiere) 
Fjóla Evans Hollywood
Carolyn Chen Oceans in Oceans

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Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

EQ 5.2 // Late

I'll be playing drumset and percussion for the Equilibrium Concert Series. This concert features Peter Van Zandt Lane’s Chamber Symphony, the first of three pieces by New England composers commissioned especially for the ensemble by Equilibrium Concert Series.

Program-
+Peter VAN ZANDT LANE: Chamber Symphony
+Stefanie LUBKOWSKI: Bliss Whispers
+Aaron Jay MYERS: Late Night Banter
+Eun Young LEE: Chiarascuro
//$10 at the door

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Oct
10
to Oct 11

Waking the Monster for Illuminus Boston at HubWeek

  • Lansdowne Street Boston, MA, 02215 United States (map)
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** please note the date change! Due to Hurricane Joaquin, the Monster will now wake up on October 10! I'd want to sleep through a hurricane too ;) **

For the first time, Fenway Park’s Green Monster will step out of left field and take center stage as the feature for Illuminus Boston on Lansdowne.  “Waking the Monster” is a public art piece that will act as the feature for this free two-night festival of contemporary projection, light, sound and experiential art. The three-story exterior support structure of the Green Monster that faces Lansdowne Street will be turned into a nine-person percussion playground, complete with notation system and carefully dissected sonic map. Co-produced and created by Boston-based percussionists and composers Maria Finkelmeier (founder of Kadence Arts), and Ryan Edwards (Berklee graduate), with projection by Sam Okerstrom-Lang, the project will reflect the diversity and depth of Boston’s music scene.

more info: illuminusboston.org

Check out more in this behind-the-scenes video!

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