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.
During his last supper, Jesus predicts that his apostle and friend Peter will deny knowledge of him three times before the cock crows the next morning. Peter vows to not disown him, but after Jesus' arrest, Peter's humanity and weakness come to light, and what Jesus had predicted became true: after the third time Peter denies knowing Jesus, he hears the cock crow. He realizes what he had done, and weeps. Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Le Reniement de Saint Pierre is a dramatic account of Peter's denial of Christ: for 5 voices and continuo, this colorful work shines with contrasts, word paintings, and beauty. Tiny Glass Tavern is thrilled to bring this piece to light in the context of the Maundy Thursday Service at Edwards Church, that marks the night of the last supper. Other musical selections will be offered by Tiny Glass Tavern's musicians throughout the service.
Kathleen Raine's poem "There Shall Be No More Sea" was the inspiration for this Tiny Glass Tavern program, centered around the awe the Ocean provokes in us, humans. Its power and mystery have sparked wonder, fear, imagination, admiration, and grief in poets and musicians all over the world and throughout the centuries. We will explore these emotions while sharing music by Antonio Vivaldi, Rebecca Clarke, Cecil Cohen, Gabriel Fauré, Henry Purcell, Adam Simon, Jacques Brel, Folk songs from England and more.
Falling Asleep of Reason Friday June 7th 2024: Singing workshop at 5pm + Concert at 7pm, Adams Theatre, Adams MA with Fiona Gillespie (voice+ fipple flute) Paul Holmes Morton (voice+banjo+theorbo+guitar) Sophie Michaux (voice+accordion) Adam Simon (voice+mandolin+bass+guitar) Eclectic selection of music by Claudio Monteverdi, Connie Converse, Paul Holmes Morton, Fiona Gillespie, Adam Simon, Barbara Strozzi, and more. It will include some sing along elements, so get ready to sing with us!