NEMPAC Performance Calendar
June 22 – 25, 2017 – NEMPAC Opera Project – Beethoven’s “Fidelio”
Please visit the Opera Project page.
Summer 2017 Concert Series
NEMPAC Summer Concert Series on the Prado
in partnership with the Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Main Stage Concert
5:30 p.m. NEMPAC Student Feature
Concerts are free and open to the public.
July 6th – Scanzonati, Contemporary Italian Jazz Musicians
“Scanzonati” is the new project that brings again on the same stage the jazz singer Marchese and the Berklee Faculty Pejrolo. The project not simply express the deep love that the two musicians have for the widely known “canzone” form, but represents also an incredible rich and precious age of the Italian music made of well written music as well as a lyrical finesse. Gino Paoli, Angelo Branduardi, Fiorella Mannoia, Pino Daniele and Domenico Modugno are only some of the most renowned and prestigious artists that the project will pay the tribute to. Combining the charming and soulful Marchese’s voice with Pejrolo’s talent and creativity in discovering new sounds and atmospheres, the audience will assist to a real innovation and unique concert.
July 13th – Nempac Community Night, Spotlight on Local Talent
Performers TBA. For information on applying to perform, visit here.
July 20th – REVMA, Authentic Greek Roots Music
Sandy Theodorou – accordion, laouto, vocals
Glenn Dickson – clarinet
Rohan Gregory – violin
Fabio Pirozzolo – percussion, vocals
REVMA passionately displays the living art of traditional Greek music (“Dimotika”), to listening and dancing audiences. Mesmerizing pentatonic and polyphonic Epirot mountain laments and celebrations, lyrical melodies and the “springing” sousta and ballos dances of the Aegean, Dodekanese, and Ionian islands, powerful odd-metered Macedonian and Thracian rhythms, and the delicate modal tones of urban Smyrnaika, are all shaped by a history drenched in struggle, war, migration, resilience, and philotimia, and charged with Greek life-embracing passion and wit. Our musicians are: Rohan Gregory on violin, Glenn Dickson on clarinet, Fabio Pirozzolo on percussion, guitar, and voice, and Sandy Theodorou on laouto, accordion, and voice.
July 27th – Caio Afiune, Brazilian Ensemble
Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Caio did his undergrad at Faculdade Santa Marcelina, where he was the youngest student to ever enroll in the music program, at age 16.
After graduating, Caio moved to Boston in 2011 after receiving a scholarship to attend New England Conservatory, where he studied with several of his musical idols, including Jerry Bergonzi, Brad Shepik, Frank Carlberg, Jason Moran and Miguel Zenon. At NEC, Caio was part of the NEC Jazz Orchestra and shared the stage with jazz greats Dave Holland, Bob Moses, and Fred Hersch.
Since moving to the United States, Caio has been performing extensively as a leader and a sideman not only in Boston, but also in New York, Vermont, Washington D.C, and Chicago, as well as Brazil and Australia.
In 2014, after multiple performance and workshops at the Panama Jazz Festival, Caio was selected to be part of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, directed by Jason Moran. That same year Caio recorded his self-titled debut album, featuring exclusively original compositions. “Prebenda”, the opening track was awarded an ASCAP Young Composer Award, and “Dido”, the closing track, was an official finalist in the 2015 Hollywood songwriting competition and won the 2016 Downbeat Award for best composition.
Caio has played with Jerry Bergonzi, Luciana Souza, Jaques and Paula Morelenbaum, Phil Grenadier, Bertram Lehman, among many others, and is currently finishing his doctoral degree in jazz performance at New England Conservatory.
PAST 2016-17 Concerts
March: Friday, March 24th 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
EMBRACING THE ETHEREAL: A MUSICAL JOURNEY OF FRENCH AND MINIMALIST WORKS
Valentines Opera Concert: MUSIC AND WORDS OF AMORE
In partnership with Opera On Tap Boston
La Galleria 33Restaurant, 125 Salem St, North End
Tickets/Tables are first come, first serve and reservation only. You can purchase tickets on Eventbrite using the link below, OR you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-227-2270 to complete your reservation and payment offline. For tables over 4 guests – please contact us offline.
January: Wednesday, January 11th 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr Concert: PORTRAIT OF A POWER COUPLE – AN EVENING OF BEETHOVEN AND SCHUBERT
Through the all-encompassing journey of Beethoven and Schubert’s Chamber Music, the “NEMPAC Concert Series” January recital will highlight some of the greatest chamber works and lieder of these two composers, including Schubert’s Fantasia in f minor. When Beethoven passed away in 1827, Schubert had the great responsibility of becoming the most revered and respected composer in Vienna. Schubert wrote tributes about Beethoven in letter form and in his musical works. This makes Beethoven and Schubert the power couple of Viennese society for the first half of the nineteenth century. The development of classical and romantic music owes so much to these titans of the musical world.
Surrounded by visual inspiration in the beautiful and intimate Bijou de la Vida Art Gallery, the North End Concert Series presents this recital with Andrei Baumann, piano and John Nevergall, tenor, and with NEMPAC’s Executive Director Sherri Snow, soprano, and Artistic Director, Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano. A wine and cheese reception, catered by Dare to Taste, will follow this prestigious performance.
Tickets are $25 online and $32 at the door (includes catered reception in a private art gallery). To purchase tickets for this event, please follow the link: Portrait of a Power Couple Tickets
Andrei Baumann, piano / Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano / Sherri Snow, soprano / John Nevergall, tenor
Handel’s Part I of “THE MESSIAH”
Free Holiday Concert and open to the public at St. Stephen’s Church, North End
Reserve tickets here: Messiah Concert Tickets
The North End Music and Performing Arts Center presents its 2nd Holiday Concert of Handel’s “Messiah” Part I. The concert, conducted by Kristo Kondakci, will be held in the North End at the St. Stephen’s Church on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation.
November: Saturday, Nov. 5th 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Inaugural Concert Series 2016-17 Event: MUSIC, FOOD & DANCE
Steinert Hall, 162 Boylston St, Boston, MA