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Free for All Fund 2018 Grantee Concerts

Free for All Fund concerts are open to the public free of charge

Click on the links in the listings to learn more about the programs.

July

7 at 7 PM: Guitar & Friends--Carriage House Violins; 1039 Chestnut Street; Newton Upper Falls 02464

18 at 7 PM: Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

25 at 7 PM: Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

August

1 at 7 PM: Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

8 at 7 PM: Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

15 at 7 PM: Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

22 at 7 PM: Boston Landmarks Orchestra; Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

September

7 at 7 PM: Guitar & Friends--Veronica Robles Center; 175 McClellan Highway, East Boston 02128

13 at 3 PM: A Far Cry, Inc.St. John’s Church; 1 Roanoke Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

October

12 at 7 PM: Convergence Ensemble-Villa Victoria Center for the Arts; 85 W Newton Street, Boston 02118

28 at 4 pm: Atlantic Symphony Orchestra--United First Parish Church; 1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

November

10 at 8 PM: Eudaimonia, A Purposeful Period Band at First Parish Church; 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington 02421

18 at 3:30 PM—Convergence Ensemble-Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church; 14 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester

29 at 7:30 PM Eudaimonia, A Purposeful Period Band at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts; 85 W Newton Street, Boston 02118

December

1 at 8 PMEudaimonia, A Purposeful Period Band United Parish Church of Brookline; 210 Harvard Street; Brookline 02446


2018 Free For All Fund Concert Programs

A Far Cry, Inc. 

September 13 at 3 PM, St. John’s Church; 1 Roanoke Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

This free performance at St. John’s Church will premiere A Far Cry’s dynamic new program “Focus: Beyond the Score with Mehmet Sanlikol,” featuring a special, up-close look at Mehmet’s new commission, “A Gentleman of Istanbul” based on the travelogues of 17th century Ottoman traveler Eviliya Çelebi.  An interactive concert, the composer will also solo on the oud and piano, and perform as a vocalist.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra   

October 28 at 4 pm, United First Parish Church; 1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

This hour-long, Sunday afternoon program will feature a chamber orchestra of 29 players and a soprano solo vocalist to perform an entertaining survey of classical and orchestral music.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra 

Summer 2018—all shows begin at 7 PM, Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

The 2018 Summer Series of free concerts at the Hatch Shell will include: The Planets (Gustav Holst), featuring the St. Paul’s Girls’ School Choir from London, England and ZUMIX—July 18; the Boston University Tanglewood Institute performing Stravinksy’s Rite of Spring, and the music of Leonard Bernstein—July 25; the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s One City Choir performing Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem Mass with the Orchestra—August 1; the Longwood Symphony Orchestra—August 8; Sounds of the Sea program with Claude Debussy’s tone poem La Mer and the world premiere of Oceana, a newly-commissioned work by composer Stella Sung—August 15; and celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, featuring the Landmarks Orchestra performing music to move by, joined by the Boston Ballet II, Peter DiMuro’s Public Displays of Motion, and dancers from the Boston community—August 22.  For full program details, please click here.

Convergence Ensemble            

October 12 at 7 PM—Villa Victoria Center for the Arts; 85 W Newton Street, Boston 02118

November 18 at 3:30 PMSaint Mary’s Episcopal Church; 14 Cushing Avenue, Dorchester 02125

The goal of the series is to bring adventurous chamber music of a high artistic caliber to communities with limited access to classical music performances.  The concert on October 12 will be a bilingual, tactile rendition of Joaquín Turina’s La Oracíon de Terero for string quartet with side-by-side narration in Spanish and English.  On November 18, audiences will be treated to the American Voice in Poetry in Song, highlighting rarely heard Art Songs by African-American composers Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, John Duke and others.

Eudaimonia, A Purposeful Period Band

November 10 at 8 PM—First Parish Church; 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington 02421

November 29 at 7:30 PM—Villa Victoria Center for the Arts; 85 W Newton Street, Boston 02118

December 1 at 8 PMUnited Parish Church of Brookline; 210 Harvard Street; Brookline 02446

Three performances of Boundary Issues II, The Second Annual Shindig de Chambre, will take place at multiple locations in November 2018. The repertoire will include Ladino songs, baroque chalumeau arias, early jazz, Purcell, Celtic melodies, tango, bluegrass á la John Morrison, swing, and new music for baroque flute.

Guitar & Friends

July 7 at 7 PM –Carriage House Violins; 1039 Chestnut Street; Newton Upper Falls 02464

September 7 at 7 PM—Veronica Robles Center; 175 McClellan Highway, East Boston 02128

Other locations TBD

Concerts will all feature a 5-person ensemble with choreography performing Son Jarocho music. Son Jarocho is the most powerful and respected music style originating from México, with melodies and lyrics from the XVIII century, and derived from improvisation from various cultures: African, Spanish, sephardi melodies, and native Mexican elements.