Music & Folklore
Friday, October 27, 2023, 7:30 pm
Music & Folklore is a program that brings together the Concord Museum and the Concord Conservatory of Music to celebrate the oral folk traditions of various cultures through music. Folklore is a way of preserving and transmitting the stories, wisdom, and values of different cultures across time. Hear musical tales that reveal the similarities and differences between diverse societies and appreciate the richness and variety of our cultural heritage. This chamber music concert will feature CCM faculty artists soprano Rose Hegele, violinist Angel Valchinov, and pianist Yoko Hagino, with guest speaker Frank Korom, Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Boston University and Associate of Folklore and Mythology at Harvard College. Experience how this music brings to life the spirit and the magic of the narratives, connecting us with our shared roots.
Harmolodic Microjam, a jazz concert
Friday, December 1, 2023, 7:30 pm
If you love jazz, you won’t want to miss this amazing event that explores the boundaries of musical expression. You will hear how jazz can incorporate influences from different cultures and traditions, creating a new sound that is both innovative and captivating. The innovative Harmolodic approach of experimental free jazz, created by the famous horn player Ornette Coleman, combines with rock music and microtonal aspects from the Middle East, Asia, India, and Eastern Europe, creating a new harmonic and rhythmic vocabulary that reflects the rich variety of world music. The performers are electric guitarist David Fiuczynski, keyboardist Dave Bryant, percussionist Gyeongseo Mean, bass player Anderson Mirafzali, and CCM artist faculty Tsuyoshi Honjo on saxophone.
Mile Twelve, a bluegrass concert
Saturday, January 20, 2024, 7:00 pm
Mile Twelve is a thought-provoking and energetic bluegrass string band. All five band members bring their own influences and interpretations into the music, resulting in a project that feels contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant. The lineup features Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Korey Brodsky (mandolin and guitar), Ella Jordan (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Chris Sartori (bass).
W4RP (Unfortunately this concert has been cancelled)
Friday, February 9, 2024, 7:30 pm
Mikael Darmanie (Piano), Ju Young Lee (Cello), Rick Martinez (Percussion), and Josh Henderson (Violin) are not your typical chamber music ensemble. They are also a rock band and an art project, exploring new ways of music consumption through inter-disciplinary collaborations and eclectic programming that includes electrifying original material, dynamic interpretations of popular music, improvisation, and unique takes on classical repertoire.
Music & Invention
Friday, March 8, 2024, 7:30 pm
How does music inspire invention and vice versa? Join us for a special event with Tod Machover, a composer, inventor, and professor at the MIT Media Lab, who will share his insights and experiences on the intersection of music and innovation. Immerse yourself in a concert presented by CCM faculty pianist Yoko Hagino, guest violinist Charlie Lovell-Jones, guest cellist Ariana Falk, and graduate students from the MIT Media Lab, who will showcase a wide variety of musical explorations with both traditional and futuristic means. Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Frederic Rzewski, Liza Lim, Marianne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, and Tod Machover.
The Ruta Beggars
Saturday, April 27, 2024, 7:00 pm
Appealing to traditional and progressive acoustic music fans alike, The Ruta Beggars combine bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals, and plenty of fun.
We’re grateful to our sponsors!
Lead Concert Series Sponsor
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Concord Cultural Council and Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.