Wynton Marsalis, usually heard with his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, returns to Symphony Hall with a smaller – but no less illustrious – ensemble that promises an extraordinary evening of interplay and musical conversation.
Double bill! An evening of thrilling virtuosity, featuring the Series debut of the remarkable mandolin player Sierra Hull and the return of banjoist Noam Pikelny and fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Duncan.
Fabiola Méndez is the first Berklee College of Music graduate with the Puerto Rican cuatro as principal instrument. She performs in a trio Puerto Rican folk and jazz concert at CROMA @ Arlington Street Church, Boston.
Infusing the classic jazz piano trio with deeply Cuban influences – the batá is the ritual drum of the Afro-Caribbean Santeria religion – makes for a compelling night of music-making with one of the greatest and most influential musicians of our time.
Jason Palmer Quintet (jazz) will present a holiday concert at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in the collaboration with the Summer Street Brass Band; admission is free but ticketed. Their spring concert at the First Church, Roxbury (Tickets are $5) will benefit the Unitarian-Universalist Urban Ministry's youth programs.
Voci Angelica with Boston City-Wide String Orchestra and City Strings United
Cello and vocal trio Voci Angelica leads Stringfests with Boston City-Wide String Orchestra and City Strings United (Roxbury) and Conservatory Lab Charter School (Dorchester). The Stringfest ensembles will perform the Puerto Rican songs commissioned for the Boston Tribute to Cellist Pablo Casals.