Tiny Glass Tavern - an eclectic early, folk, romantic, pop and new music ensemble
Tiny Glass Tavern is a cross-genre music ensemble that offers tastes of different styles of music to curious audiences in an intimate concert setting. Each of our eclectic constellation of musicians brings their different expertise to perform early, folk, romantic, pop, and new music to our audiences. Those styles are programmed side by side and shine in contrast with each other. With Tiny Glass Tavern, this joyful collaboration of artists includes the audience. We invite them to experience the infinite musical repertoire from within by leading singing workshops exploring the specific concert repertoire on the week of the performance, pre-concert sings, and/or audience participation. Our concerts and workshops will be a time to gather for a taste of something musical audiences may or may not know or like yet.
SOPHIE ET ADAM Friday Feb 16th 2024, at 7:30pm, Northampton Centre for the Arts at 33 Hawley, Northampton MA Sophie et Adamis a duo inspired by many singing traditions they have crossed paths with on their musical journey. Pub Songs from England, Cabaret chansons from 1940s Paris, 18th century Sacred Harp singing, Milongas from Argentina, Scottish Ballads, and Sing-Songwriter repertoire from Chile... Regardless of the origin or the time period, they share music that moves them with their audiences. Individually they collaborate musically with some of the most vibrant ensembles in New England: The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival, The Lorelei Ensemble, A Far Cry, Blue Heron, Harvard University, the Trinity Church of Boston, etc. But as a duo, they create a warm and intimate moment in which time stops, and music from around the world speaks. www.sophieetadam.com
Inscrutable and clarion, violent and tranquil, mad and sane, worldly and hermetic, carnal and chaste, temporal and astral... far from being unrelatable, the arcane but very human lives of the ancient Christian saints are rife in wild legends and fascinating factual past with which to orient ourselves in the constellation of Western history and culture. Tiny Glass Tavern, mid-Atlantic area Celtic folk bandThe Chivalrous Crickets, and New York-based composer, poet, and bassist Doug Balliett join forces to present "The Hagiography: A Musical Pilgrimage through the Lives of the Saints". Begun in the fall of 2020, this project presents a corpus of songs written throughout the pandemic for weekly mass at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Manhattan where Doug Balliett is composer-in-residence, and expanded upon now with additional material by Fiona Gillespie, Adam Simon, and Paul Holmes Morton. Richly researched and vividly produced, The Hagiography illuminates the real and mythologized lives of Saints James, George, Margaret, Michael, Nicolas, Patrick, Genevieve, Brigit, Valentine, Sebastian, Joseph the Hymnographer, Cecilia, Joan of Arc, and more through original songs influenced by folk, pop, baroque, and medieval music.