We offer Friday evening house concerts twice a month and invite metropolitan Boston musicians in the genres of classical music and jazz to apply. Our music room seats about 50 people and features a 7' Yamaha grand piano. Musicians and listeners alike enjoy the intimacy of these gatherings, which are followed with a reception featuring desserts by our in-house chefs. The admission fee is $10, with most of that going to the musicians.
Although currently in hiatus, we also offer local visual artists the opportunity to display and sell their work here. Generally the pieces are on display for 1 to 2 months and an opening reception is staged for the artist and show. Inquiries for this program can be directed to Daryl Bichel as well by indicating you are a Visual Artist (see form at the bottom of this page).
|March 14 - Lefteris Kordis Trio (Jazz)
Alec Spiegelman / Lefteris Kordis / Thor Thorvaldsson
Pianist, composer, and Inner Circle Music recording artist Lefteris Kordis was born in Athens, Greece. Since age four, he has studied, performed, and composed based on a spectrum of genres including Jazz, Classical, Modernist/Avant-Garde, Greek Folk, Byzantine chant, Argentinean Tangos, and Turkish/Arabic. His musical experiences include stints with Steve Lacy, Sheila Jordan, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, Robin Eubanks, as well as Greek composers Mikis Theodorakis and Dionysis Savvopoulos, Greek pop singers Fivos Delivorias, Aggelos Dionysiou, and Lefteris Pantazis, Greek folk clarinet players Vasilis Saleas and Panayotis Haliyannis, kemence player Michalis Kaliontzidis, Japanese sh? player Ko Ishikawa, dancer Li Chiao Ping, textile design artist Sonya Clark, and numerous theater directors, actors and poets. Lefteris has premiered compositions by Yusef Lateef, John Mallia, Gene Coleman, Johannes Berauer, Greg Bullen, Ayn Inserto, and James Grant. These works involve free and structured improvisation, prepared piano, and pre-recorded and live electronics. From 1997 to 2002, Lefteris served as pianist and transcriber/arranger for the Greek-based "Mi bemol Quintet" performing exclusively the music of Astor Piazzolla. He has also worked as a transcriber/arranger for the Dutch-based "Metropole Orchestra."
With support from the Fulbright, the Onassis, the Ruth Shapiro and the Gerondelis Foundations, Lefteris completed a Master's and a Doctorate degree at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, where he served as a professor and course developer from 2005 to 2013 at the Jazz, Music History/Musicology, and Music Theory departments. His dissertation focuses on the influential Boston-based jazz pedagogue Charlie Banacos.
|Silvina Mizrahi – Visual Artist
Born in Tucuman, Argentina, lives now in Boston, MA. Slivina has received her Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Tucuman, in 1991. Following her Degree, she trained in sculpture under the supervision of different artists, such as Prof. Antonio Pujia and Prof. Antonio D'aniello. She has been trained in Dance and Theatre as well, participating in courses from Moira Chapman (Buenos Aires), Marta Graham School (New York), and Marta Bercy (Cuballet), among others. In 1996 she has been awarded with two prizes in the National Biennial for Small Format, in Argentina. In 2000, while living in Israel, she was selected for two solo exhibitions, in the Jerusalem Municipal Gallery and the Jerusalem Center for Performing Arts. In addition, she was awarded with the Israel National Fellowship for New Immigrants. In recent years, she has been selected for a solo exhibition in the Equator Gallery and two group exhibitions in the Copley Society Gallery, both in Newbury St., Boston. In 2002, she was elected Full Member of the Copley Society Boston, and awarded with the Nathaniel Bushward Award in the Spring Exhibition of their Gallery. In 2003, she has the opportunity to represent Latin America as a solo sculptor in the Northeastern University Artist Festival. As well, she was selected for a Special Exhibition in the renowned Rice-Polak Gallery of Art, in Provincetown. She has exhibited as a New Artist in the Aronow Gallery of Art in Sausalito, San Francisco, and selected to participate in De Cordova Museum Art in the Park Exhibition in Lincoln. As well, she has been Invited Artist in 2006 and 2007 to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and carried two solo exhibitions at the Argentinian Consulate in New York (2010) and the Museum Timoteo Navarro in Argentina (2012). She is a permanent staff at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), working in their Education and Community Programs. In 2011, she was awarded as "one of the 100 most influential people for the Latino Community in Boston"
2014 Performer Schedule
In the late fall/winter we plan our series for the upcoming calendar year, with concerts held every month. All events are held on Fridays at 7:30pm. The 2014 dates are listed below. Singers and instrumentalists are invited to apply (now for 2015) and should fill in the form which goes to Daryl Bichel. Private Recital space is also available for a fee.
- January 31, Jason Davis (Jazz)
- February 14, Cancelled
- February 28, April Hall (Jazz)
- March 14, Lefteris Kordis Trio (Jazz)
- March 28, Thaddeus Hogarth (Jazz)
- April 11 , Man-on-Land (Jazz)
- April 25, The Well Tempered Pianist Duo (Classical)
- May 9, Ben Schwendener (Jazz)
- May 30, Alicia Mielke (Classical)
- June 13, Josh Rosen and Stan Strickland (Jazz)
- June 27, John Kramer and Julia Cash (classical)
2014 Visual Arts Schedule
Late Feb - Apr: Silvina Mizrahi
May - Jun: Lisa Goren
Jul - Aug: open
Sep - Oct: Ann Turley
Nov - Dec: Nancy Marks
- July 11, Roving Soul (Jazz)
- July 25, Cindy Fong (Classical)
- August 8, Andrew Arceci (Classical)
- August 22, Kevin Harris (Jazz)
- September 12, Mary Sullivan
- September 26, John Funkhouser (Jazz)
- October 10, Petra Pacaric (Jazz)
- October 24, Charis Quintet (classical)
- November 7, Patrice Monahan (Jazz)
- November 21, David Scott
- December 5, Victoria Suchodolski (classical)
Make a Reservation or Performer Request
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