Friday, November 16

Gil Shaham, violin, and Akira Eguchi, piano

About this Performer
Gil Shaham returns to the Series for his sixth appearance, his fourth with longtime recital partner pianist Akira Eguchi. A generous artist with a palpable love for the music and a zest for performance, Shaham always delivers a memorable recital.
Friday, November 30

An Evening with the Julian Lage Trio

About this Performer
Julian Lage is of the “highest category of improvising musicians, those who can enact thoughts and impulses as they receive them” (New Yorker). The California-born, now New York-based guitarist has evolved from collaborator (with such giants as Gary Burton, Jim Hall, David Grisman, Béla Fleck, and Charles Lloyd) to band leader. On Modern Lore, Julian Lage’s second studio recording with his trio, the composer and guitarist focuses on the groove, building his melodies and solos around the work of the prodigious rhythm section.
About this Performer
Castle of our Skins performs works of Black composers for the Dorchester Stringfest with the Conservatory Lab Charter School at the Kroc Center, Dorchester.
About this Performer
Voci Angelica performs world music for the Roxbury Stringfest with Boston City-Wide String Orchestra and City Strings United at Hibernian Hall, Roxbury.
February 8-10

Mark Morris Dance Group, Pepperland

About this Performer
Mark Morris, hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (New York Times) returns to Boston with Pepperland, a unique tribute to the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, accompanied live by an unprecedented band made up of vocals, soprano saxophone, two keyboards, theremin, and percussion. Ethan Iverson’s original score intermingles arrangements of the songs “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “A Day in the Life,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Within You Without You,” and “Penny Lane” with six Pepper-inspired original pieces intended especially for Morris’ profound understanding of classical forms: Allegro, Scherzo, Adagio, and the blues. This is a must-see for dance and Beatles fans alike.
March 12-16

Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Happy Hour

About this Performer
Monica Bill Barnes & Company – last seen on the Series as the titular dancers alongside Ira Glass in 2015’s Three Acts, Two Dancers, and a Radio Host – return with Happy Hour, an immersive show that finds the cringe-worthy humor and the life-changing pathos in an after-work get-together. Two men – played by women – attempt to bluster and seduce their way through an office party, with hilarious and poignant results. Come for a drink; stay for the hope of a life-changing experience.

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