Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Music

Chillin’ in Chilmark

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The Chilmark Potluck Jam has been an Island community tradition for eight years. Last Saturday, families, friends, artists, musicians, friendly fishermen, and hospitable chefs once again gathered at the Chilmark Community Center to share...

‘That's Entertainment’

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Last April the Island Community Chorus (ICC) selected Brahms’ Requiem for their annual spring concert. This year, the 80-plus-strong chorus is going for something completely different. The concert, to be presented on Saturday, April 8,...

Master cellist Andres Vera shares the stage with student musicians

Thanks to the second annual Artist in Residency program hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society (MVCMS), dozens of Island student musicians studied with master cellist Andres Vera, and will join him on...

Music on Main Street

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Musicians, performers, family, and friends gather on Main Street in Vineyard Haven every other Tuesday for Island Music's open mic night. Performers are encouraged to share two songs with a general audience of peers,...

Pathways hosts a ‘piano pig-out’

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If the music of one piano can entirely envelop a room, just imagine the experience of three pianists playing simultaneously in an intimate space. That was the treat that brought a standing-room-only crowd to...

From Lake Wobegon Days to the Queen of Soul, summer concert series takes shape

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Thanks to the Martha's Vineyard Concert Series, summer 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting season for music lovers. The confirmed lineup for the series' sophomore season, announced last week, will include shows...

A musical escape through ‘Reconciliation: Songs of Peace and Protest’

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Looking for a late winter pick-me-up? Or a positive way to relieve some current-events-related anxiety? Visit the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse on Friday, March 17, for an evening of uplifting music in a program called...

A perfect storm of sight and sound

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It’s arguable that not a single member of the sizable audience this past Monday night at the Performing Arts Center watched the show without a perpetually open jaw. A jaw that needed to be...

Island guitarist takes the world by storm

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After performing for 1,500 hysterical fans in Zhuhai, China, Mike Kerr rushed offstage with his bandmates. FirstBourne, the Boston-based power metal group, was on an international tour in support of their 2016 debut album,...

Scottish Society Singers bring the Highlands to the Island

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Scot or not, an upcoming program at the Edgartown library should appeal to anyone with a passion for traditional folk music or an interest in Scottish culture. On Saturday, March 11, the Scottish Society...

Library ‘De-Composition’ series lends ears to alternative musicians

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While Martha’s Vineyard has plenty of opportunities for bar bands and wedding singers to perform, there are not always venues for less pop-minded musicians to share their work. Nathan Luce, program director at the...

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish tear up the dancefloor in Chilmark

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The Chilmark Community Center was alight on Friday night when Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish took to the stage for a performance organized by the Yard. The show, subtitled “Public Dancing Allowed!!!”, drew a...

Year in Review: Music

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Though Vineyard events are more prominent in the summer, 2016 proved that the music scene on Martha’s Vineyard is strong and agile enough to support the wealth of talented musicians and performers who call...

David Stanwood’s ‘magic gloves’

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When David Stanwood was just 19 years old, on a cold, wet day on New York City’s 58th Street, he wandered into a piano showroom and sat down at a shiny, black Bösendorfer. “I...

Playhouse presents ‘Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony’

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You know the songs — from “Jingle Bells” to “Nutcracker” to “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” — but you've never heard them quite the way the group Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony will...

Martha’s Vineyard native performs at Boston’s Jordan Hall

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If you’re heading to Boston this weekend, take note: Martha’s Vineyard native Jonas Budris will perform as a tenor vocalist in the Handel and Haydn Society’s Bach Christmas performance at New England Conservatory’s Jordan...

Holiday cheer for all to hear

When it comes to holiday jingles, everyone has their favorites. For Island musicians, those favorites range from contemporary classics like “Santa Baby” to celtic folk songs and Buddhist chants. The Times asked some local...

Photos: Pathways grand opening

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Pathways held their grand opening party on Friday, Dec. 2 at their art-friendly space in the Chilmark Tavern. The party was a multi arts evening of music, poetry, spoken work, digital, and visual arts. Writers...

Jemima James merges old and new with double-album release

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On Nov. 18, Jemima James celebrated the release of her most recent musical effort at Pathway Arts at the Chilmark Tavern, with special guests and longtime collaborators. Ms. James’s musical career has defied convention...

Jellybone Rivers gets wiggles and giggles from Island children

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It was standing —and  dancing— room only at the West Tisbury Library Saturday afternoon as Jellybone Rivers and The Maniacs of the Heart presented a rollicking children’s rock concert. The band, better known for appearing...