All concerts take place on the first Friday of the month, open to all ages, with admission by $10 suggested donation. 88 Meeting Street, Providence RI
NOV 2 @ 8 PM: KEITH KIRCHOFF, ELECTROACOUSTIC PIANO Pianist and composer KEITH KIRCHOFFwill perform a program of electroacoustic music by himself, Olga Neuwirth, Per Bloland, Dan Van Hassel, Robert Seaback, and Paula Matthusen.
DEC 7 @ 8 PM: ZAN BERRY THE ALTERNATIVE CELLO: EXPANDING THE HORIZONS OF AN OLD TRADITION In this unique event, three local cellists, Zan Berry, Laura Cetilia, and Adrienne Taylor, will perform sets of original music aimed at expanding the boundaries and expectations of the contemporary cello. Although all three performers have a background in Western Classical cello performance, they hope to shine new light on the instrument through a program that includes experimental improvisations between cello and voice, original compositions exploring new terrain on the solo cello, and alternative folk songs for cello and voice.
ANNOUNCING OUR 2019 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Hailed as “sumptuous and eloquent” by the Boston Globe, pianist Sarah Bob is an active soloist and chamber musician noted for her charismatic performances, colorful playing and diverse programming. A strong advocate for new music and considered a “trailblazer when it comes to championing the works of modern composers and combining art media in the process...” (Northeast Performer), she is the founding director of the New Gallery Concert Series, a series devoted to commissioning and uniting new music and contemporary visual art with their creators. The goal, her strong suit, is to introduce music in a loving, inclusive, and intoxicating way. Inspired by current events, she is also the creator of ”The Nasty Cooperative:” numerous pop up dialogue driven artistic events created to build community, help raise funds for organizations in need, and encourage others to do the same. Sarah is an original member of many ensembles including her piano/percussion group, Primary Duo, the 20th and 21st century focused Firebird Ensemble, and Radius Ensemble, a chamber music collective that presents both the traditional and cutting edge.
Recognized as a risk taker and cited for an “ideal combination of all-stops-out abandon and sure-footed technical control” by 21st Century Music, she is top prizewinner of the International Gaudeamus Competition 2001 and grant recipient of the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music. Sarah is most recently featured as one of Boston’s Most Inspiring Stories in the Boston Voyagerand maintains other accolades including Outstanding Alumni Award from the New England Conservatory of Music, the St. Botolph Club Foundation’s Grant-in-Aid Award, an honor that recognizes the quality of her work and artistic merit, the first annual John Kleshinski Award in honor of her daring, exciting and high quality New Gallery Concert Series presentations, a successful three year fellowship at the prestigious St. Botolph Club, and funding from the Trust for Mutual Understanding that brought her to Sofia, Bulgaria and Berlin, Germany to present and perform music by living American composers. She can be heard playing music on Tzadik, Albany Records, Cauchemar, NLM Records, BMOP/sound label, collaborations with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project on New World and Oxingale Records, Avie Records, one of which was recognized as one of best classical recordings of 2016 by The ARTery, Ludovico Ensemble Edition, Radius Ensemble, and more recording projects underway, including her second solo album. sarahbob.net.
Sarah will curate the concert series February through June 2019.