Monday, February 6, 2023

Music

All the right notes

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While Veterans Park will be filled with at least 10,000 music lovers at Beach Road Weekend later this summer, some of us also enjoy the MV Concert Series experience. These concerts take place at...

Vineyard voices

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After 18 months of not singing together, the Island Community Chorus is ready to perform its first holiday concert since 2019. The chorus is currently smaller with 60 to 70 members, about 30 fewer...

Sol y Canto comes to the M.V. Film Center

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This summer is a time for celebration, and Sol y Canto’s upcoming performance at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center provides the perfect opportunity on Thursday, July 29. The Pan-Latin ensemble is led by Puerto...

Photos: ‘Cold Hands, Warm Heart’

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The Island Community Chorus presented its annual holiday concert over the weekend. This year's theme was "Cold Hands, Warm Heart." The choir is directed by Peter Boak with accompanist Garrett Brown. Over 150 Islanders...

Season’s streamings

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Love it or hate it, holiday music has officially hit the airwaves. Now that your morning commutes are accompanied by the likes of Bing Crosby and Tchaikovsky, maybe you’re all warmed up and ready...

Voices of music

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There's a lot more to holiday music on Martha's Vineyard than canned recordings of “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night.” This season always offers numerous opportunities to enjoy concerts by some of the Island's most...

Tune-in to the holidays

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Love it or hate it, holiday music has officially hit the airwaves. Now that your morning commutes are accompanied by the likes of Bing Crosby and Tchaikovsky, maybe you’re all warmed up and ready...

Sounds of music

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In the heart of downtown Oak Bluffs, above the printing shop owned by his family on Circuit Avenue, Phil daRosa has been recording, mixing, and producing music for all kinds of Island musicians at...

Saved by the button

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On March 26, Drew Cole teamed up with his “Voice” co-star Miya Bass to sing a duet of Bob Dylan’s soulful classic, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door." Both singers are part of Adam Levine’s team...

New jazz and lounge night at Mikado Asian Bistro

The lounge version of the Devolvers band performs this coming Saturday evening, April 7, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Mikado Asian Bistro in Vineyard Haven. The band includes Annie Cook on vocals, Slim...

Making music with Jameison Sennot

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Jameison Sennot is a serious musician, and one of the nicest people ever. He plays both electric and upright bass, guitar, and some piano. You may know him as the guy at Stop &...

Sounds of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ will fill the Old Whaling Church

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The uplifting sounds of Handel’s “Messiah” will fill Edgartown’s Old Whaling Church on Saturday, Dec. 16, beginning at 8 pm as the Grace Church choir and musical friends from throughout the community perform the...

A conversation with Kate Taylor before her 47th annual Island show

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Few people have more Island cred than Kate Taylor. She and her brothers Alex, Livingston, Hugh, and James spent summers here since they were kids in the ’50s and ’60s, and Hugh, who owns...

Harlem String Quartet features Cuban pianist with Vineyard connection

Classical/jazz fusion with a Cuban twist takes the stage as the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society presents the Harlem String Quartet with special guest pianist Aldo López-Gavilán, direct from Cuba, at 8 pm on...

Nanauwe Vanderhoop has a voice that belies her age

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Nanauwe Vanderhoop’s voice is electric, angelic, soulful, and pure. Her performances are always impressive, and people say that she sounds like a pop star. She’s only 17 years old, and has been studying hard,...

WYOB reggae station has MVRHS students and Islanders jammin’

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In a 10-by-10 office beside the Culinary Arts Dining Room in the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, students are simultaneously learning business and broadcasting, meanwhile bringing reggae station 105.5, WYOB-FM, to Island listeners. As business...

Folk duo will play at Port Hunter and the Ritz

Acoustic duo Haze and Dacey return to the Vineyard this summer. The pair are from Richmond, Va., and conclude their Northeast tour at the Port Hunter in Edgartown on Thursday, June 29, at 10...

Raising their voices

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The doors were locked and the students and teachers had gone home, but there was a light in the Performing Arts wing last week when the Martha’s Vineyard Children’s Chorus rehearsed for its upcoming...

On the road family-style, with the David Wax Museum

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David Wax and Suz Slezak started the folk group David Wax Museum in Boston a decade ago as friends. Since then they have released multiple critically acclaimed albums and toured internationally as both a...

How they found their groove

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Dwight and Nicole are songwriters and performers of the kind of soul, blues, and R & B that speaks to you even when they’re playing and not singing. Their intensity is normally reserved for...