Calendar

SEASON ONE

Concerts are free unless otherwise noted. Saturday daytime events include tea and hot cocoa. Monday evening concerts are followed by a pizza supper. During the concerts, listeners are welcomed and encouraged to respond to the music via quiet art-making, writing, & movement.

All events (unless otherwise noted) happen at the Mystic Activity Center, 530 Mystic Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145.


October 23, 2017, 5:30 pm

44 Violin Duos by BÉLA BARTÓK , paired with 44 Bartók-inspired watercolors by SRIVI KALYAN (see examples throughout this calendar!)

Rohan Gregory & Marji Gere, violins


November 27, 2017, 5:30 pm

Three Quintets by LUIGI BOCCHERINI, performed on period instruments

Sarah Darling & Marji Gere, violins; Zoe Kemmerling, viola; Josh Packard & Javier Caballero, 'celli


January 22, 2018, 5:30 pm

Winterreise, D. 911 by FRANZ SCHUBERT (arr. for string quartet & voice by Richard Krug)

Jazimina MacNeil, mezzo soprano; Marji Gere & Shadwa Mussad, violins; Lila Brown, viola; Patrick McGuire, cello


PIANO WARMING CONCERT #1! March 26, 2018, 5:30 pm

Impromptu in C minor, Op. 90 No. 1, D. 899 by FRANZ SCHUBERT; Sonata for Flute & Piano, Op. 94 by SERGEI PROKOFIEV; Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering BWV 1079 by J.S. BACH

Vanessa Holroyd, flute; Marji Gere, violin; Dan Sedgwick, piano


PIANO WARMING CONCERT #2! April 28, 2018, 2 pm

Ballade in D minor, Op. 15 by ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK; Sonata in G Major for Piano & Violin, Op. 78 by JOHANNES BRAHMS; Rondo in B minor for Violin & Piano, D. 895 by FRANZ SCHUBERT

Marji Gere, violin & Dan Sedgwick, piano

GALA CONCERT! May 18, 2018, 8pm at Connexion, 149 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

Help us raise money for future Around Hear seasons! This will be a festive evening of music, sweets, and community building. Details here!

Nora Maynard & Rafael Natan, voices; Eric Thomas, clarinet; Leyla Zamora, bassoon; Marina Krickler, horn; Marji Gere, violin, Jason Amos, viola; Jacob MacKay, cello; & Richard Hartshorne, double bass

May 19, 2018, 11 am

A free, all-ages concert at the Mystic Learning Center, featuring music from our Spring Gala.

Pizza party will follow!

Nora Maynard & Rafael Natan, voices; Eric Thomas, clarinet; Leyla Zamora, bassoon; Marina Krickler, horn; Marji Gere, violin, Jason Amos, viola; Jacob MacKay, cello; & Richard Hartshorne, double bass

All images on this page by Srivi Kalyan, © 2017

PAST EVENTS

January 10, 2017 4:30-6pm @ Teen Empowerment

A concert and conversation for participants and staff at Teen Empowerment, a youth organizing and social change program, with guest artist, Dan Sedgwick, piano.

March 30, 6:15pm @ The Welcome Project/Somerville Family Learning Center

A concert/workshop for Megan Demott-Quigley's Adult ESOL class @ the East Somerville Community School, with guest artist, Dan Sedgwick, piano.

April 3, 6-7pm @ Mystic Learning Center (All-Ages)

A concert/workshop and pizza dinner for people living in the Mystic Public Housing Development, with guest artist, Dan Sedgwick, piano.


April 12, 6:30-7:30pm @ Mystic Learning Center (Teens)

A solo violin adventure...with educational cranky, art supplies, and more, for the Mystic Learning Center teen program.


April 13, 6:30-7:30pm @ Mystic Learning Center (Pre-teens)

A solo violin adventure...with educational cranky, art supplies, and more, for the Mystic Learning Center pre-teen program.

April 24, 3:45-4:45pm @ Mystic Learning Center (Youth)

A solo violin adventure...with educational cranky, art supplies, and more, for the elementary school-aged youth who attend the Mystic Learning Center's After School program.

April 26, 5-7 pm @ Connexion Church, 149 Broadway

Chamber music to accompany the monthly "table community dinner" hosted by the Somerville Food Security Coalition. This is a public event!

May 6, 2:30 pm @ Somerville Community Access TV

Stop by to hear the violin, see a cranky, and make art after the Union Square Farmers Market, and before you go head out to enjoy Somerville Open Studios. This is a free, all-ages performance/workshop for the public!

May 8, 4 & 5 pm @ Elizabeth Peabody House

A solo violin adventure...with educational cranky...and more, for the Elizabeth Peabody House K-1st grade and 2nd-6th grade after school groups.

May 15, 4 pm @ The Boys and Girls Club at the Healey School

A solo violin adventure...with educational cranky, art supplies, and more, for the youth who attend the Boys & Girls Club program.

May 20, 2 pm @ Somerville Public Library, Main Branch

A solo violin adventure...with educational cranky, art supplies, and more...free, public, and for all ages!