MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
WHEN: March 13 – Tuesday, 8 PM
TICKETS: $10/$5 students
The Lunar Ensemble aims to promote fresh new contemporary music composed by Peabody students and alumni, and other talented composers from across America. Formed in 2009, this chamber ensemble features fine instrumentalists and singers affiliated with the prestigious Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. While last season showcased world premieres alongside canonical giants of 21st Century music, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, this season they will focus more on music that is exciting, new and hot off the press.
Robin Bullock, Celtic guitar
St. Patrick's Day Celebration—an An die Musik Live! annual tradition!
WHEN: March 16 – Friday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$12 students
Hailed as a "Celtic guitar god" by Baltimore City Paper, Robin Bullock is a prolific composer and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist interpreting the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their vigorous Appalachian descendants on acoustic guitar, cittern and mandolin. The 17th-century harp tunes of legendary Irish bard Turlough O'Carolan, the spirited jigs and reels of rural Ireland, the haunting ballads of southern Appalachia and evocative original compositions all find a common ground in Robin's music, where lightning-fast fingerwork one moment is perfectly balanced with tender, quiet intimacy the next. A warm, friendly presence onstage, Robin effortlessly creates a magical world for the audience with his instrumental wizardry, taking them on a journey to the heart and soul of Celtic and American traditions.
Jazz Vocalist Heidi Martin
with Larry Willis, piano; James King, bass; Samir Moulay, guitar
WHEN: March 17 – Saturday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students (Special price $10 for 9:30 PM)
"Heidi Martin's voice has a heavy Rickie Lee Jones bottom with a suggestion of Joni Mitchell and Betty Carter and just a hint of Janis Joplin in the finish." —All About Jazz
Anne Mette Iversen's Poetry of Earth
"The poetry of earth is ceasing never" —John Keats
WHEN: March18 – Sunday, 5 & 7 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students (Special price $10 for 7 PM)
Maria Neckam - vocal
Christine Skou - vocal
Dan Tepfer - piano
John Ellis - tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet & flute
Anne Mette Iversen - acoustic bass & compositions
Poetry of Earth is a collection of jazz art songs: eighteen English and Danish poems set to a unique combination of extended composition and jazz improvisation. The music was conceived while at a artists’ residency in a 1000-year-old cloister on the cliffs of Italy’s Amalfi coast. The poems, from Romantic to contemporary, were all chosen as meditations on human nature, and the nature in the world around us. The Poetry of Earth musicians are world-renowned as improvisers and have each developed a personal sound and identity which they bring effortlessly to realize this unique music.