Tobira Quartet Riffs On Season Changes

by Adam Matlock | Nov 24, 2015 6:46 am

Adam Matlock Photo“We’ve been on tour for three weeks — coming from Brazil and Argentina to here — from summer to winter,” said pianist Satoko Fujii, closing the first set by her Tobira quartet at Firehouse 12. “I even got a little influence in the music,” she added, referring to a quote from ‎Antônio Carlos Jobim’s classic “The Girl From Ipanema” that made its way into a thunderous piano and drum duet.

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Most Miraculous Organ

by Joe Markley | Nov 20, 2015 6:05 am

In a single respect, the city of New Haven has achieved a central socialist goal which a conservative like me can celebrate: Great culture is available to all, at little or no cost. Two outstanding art galleries, a host of magnificent musical offerings, and even much theater are all free of charge.  What holds down attendance is not opportunity but interest.

Among local concert series, the most remarkable and least known may be the organ recitals in Woolsey Hall, which I can recommend with no fear they will be overrun, and one of which takes place this weekend.

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Lyric Hall Makes Noise For Toys

by Alessandro Powell | Nov 19, 2015 12:13 pm | Comments (2)

Alessandro Powell Photo“Can you remember the best Christmas ever?” asked Mike Miglietta, aka noise artist Parlay Droner. “How about the worst?”

Noise for Toys, an outgrowth of Drink Deeply’s Elm City Noise Festival, is set to ring in the Yuletide spirit on Friday at Lyric Hall in Westville, where the festival’s proud parents, Margaret Milano and Miglietta, celebrated their engagement earlier this year.

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Feet Firmly Planted, Adam Matlock Keeps Moving

by Brian Slattery | Nov 18, 2015 11:57 am | Comments (1)

Jerome HarrisIn the past month alone, Adam Matlock has appeared on the stage of College Street Music Hall with hip hop hero Ceschi. He has played Italian songs for a family at Goodfellas on State Street. He has played Balkan music at the Outer Space and jazz at a country club. And he has performed as An Historic, singing his own sprawling songs in his powerful voice and accompanying himself on the accordion, at bars and on the street, at salons in New York City, and wherever else the string of gigs he’s set up takes him.

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NHSO Celebrates Brothers In Arms, Arts

by Lucy Gellman | Nov 16, 2015 5:33 pm

Chris Brubeck was leaning into his trombone with everything he had, shoulder-length salt-and-pepper hair swinging wildly as another string of deep, brassy moans escaped the instrument to meet Guillaume Saint-James’ soaring saxophone. Behind them, a blue-tinted, clean V of fighter jets had taken to the sky, launching missiles at their targets — ships moving fast through the grey water — as they pushed toward the horizon. A ship was hit, its heavy body exploding into a burst of violent orange. A few audience members flinched. 

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