Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – 8 pm
G. I. Gurdjieff—Harmony of East & West
Michael Dale, pianist
G. I. Gurdjieff was a seminal spiritual figure of the last century. In the 1920s Mr. Gurdjieff created a body of music that is the esoteric expression of the sacred. He was assisted by the Russian composer and pianist, Thomas de Hartmann, who said of Gurdjieff's music, "It helps to concentrate oneself, to bring oneself to an inner state when we can assume the greatest possible emanations."
Michael Dale is a composer-improviser and multi-instrumentalist residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a student of William Patrick Patterson, a leading exponent and teacher of Gurdjieff's Fourth Way.
TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$9 full-time students with ID ($5 may be applied toward the purchase of a CD, DVD or book)
Thursday, January 14, 2016 – 7:30 pm
Ancient songs from the British Isles, France and Scandinavia accompanied on Medieval harps, lutes, and bagpipes
This special performance will feature Welsh, Scottish, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and English music from the early Medieval period performed on some of the oldest instruments known to exist in the Western world. They will explore the crossroads where ancient music meets folk tradition.
Peter Walker (right) is known for his “rich” voice and “impressive" piping, and Brian Kay (above) has been praised for his “phenomenal" lute playing and his "emotional singing."
TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Friday, January 15, 2016 – 8 pm
Classical Guitarist and Composer
Innovative French guitarist and composer Julien Xuereb strives to make every performance a unique experience. His musical style ingeniously blends elements of Middle Eastern music, Classical music and Jazz. When performing his own compositions, Julien often incorporates improvisation, giving his audience a new listening experience each time they hear him.
TICKETS: $13 in advance/$16 at door/$10 full-time students with ID
Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 2 pm
BURNING RIVER BAROQUE
Forces of Good & Evil: The Colorful Lives of Composers
In a program that parallels the goodness found in music with the inevitable nefariousness that exists in the world, Burning River Baroque will explore music by composers whose lives were colored with drama and scandal alongside of works by those who led more honorable lives.
TICKETS: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$8 full-time students with ID
Top: Malina Rauschenfels, soprano and baroque cello
Right: Paula Maust, harpsichord
Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 8 & 9:30 pm
HOT CLUB OF BALTIMORE
Michael Joseph Harris - guitar
Alexis Tantau - vocal
Patrick McAvinue - violin
Sami Arefin - guitar
Ed Hrybyk - upright bass
The premier gypsy Jazz group of the region specializing in the vast repertoire of vintage jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt including early swing, musette waltzes, show tunes, be bop, and French standards from the 30's and 40's.
TICKETS: 1 set = $20 advance / $23 door / $10 students; Both sets = $27 advance / $30 door /$10 students
Monday. January 18 - 7:30 pm in our first floor gallery
PEABODY JAZZ STUDENTS
Nathan Hook, saxophone
Alex Fornier, bass
Jonathan Baez, percussion
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Nathan Hook is currently studying under Gary Thomas.
Alex Fournier is currently studying in Michael Formanek's studio.
Jazz Percussionist Jonathan Baez is in the studio of Nasar Abadey at Peabody.
ADMISSION: $8/$10 full-time students with ID