Winter Concerts @ The Crane 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:34am

Come chase the winter blues away with our annual Winter Concerts series held in the atrium or the historic Richardson room of the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington Street, depending upon the type of performance on select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

January 22Robert Simonds - solo violin recital of pieces from the Baroque era, living American composers and American folk music. Rob will play a mix of baroque, folk and contemporary classical music by living composers featuring a blend of music from where he grew up and where he lives now. It will feature pieces from: Massachusetts (Samuel Adler, Patricia Van Ness), Kentucky folk (Bill Monroe, Darrell Scott), and Kentucky Contemporary Classical (Daniel Gilliam). 
January 29: Jerome Mouffe - solo guitar featuring personal transcriptions of Isaac Albéniz and 19th century Italian composers.  

February 5: The Craft String Quintet - The Craft Ensemble is made up of Boston area musicians committed to bringing engaging chamber music to smaller venues all over New England. Active performers in many of the regions premier orchestras, opera and ballet companies, the Crafts are always delighted to play chamber music together. Past season's highlights have included Schubert's glorious Cello Quintet in C Major in Salem, Milford and Quincy, as well as playing for Benjamin Zander's Art of Interpretation class. This season the Crafts are thrilled to be performing Fanny Mendelssohn's delightful and seldom heard string quartet as well as more recently written works by other female composers.

February 12: Steve Brew - With performances across the Midwest, East Cost, and Spain, Guitarist Stephen Brew has effectively established himself as a performer of incredible ability.  His program consists of works from Africa, Ireland, and Serbia, along with unique arrangements of American jazz standards. 

February 26: Portrait in Jazz / The Brad Ellenberg Quintet A dynamic, original jazz band featuring Gary Bohan: trumpet/flugelhorn, Mario Cerra, Saxophone, Bob Abruzese: bass, Grant Smith: drums and Brad Ellenberg: guitar. This band is committed to creating exciting and meaningful original jazz music with over fifty originals in their book. For this concert they will perform a mix of original music and time honored jazz classics.

March 5: Austin Burns & Jonas Kublickas - classical voice and guitar

March 12Áine Minogue - solo Celtic harp

March 26: Felix and the Jazz Cats - a four piece instrumental jazz band who play music from the 60s similar to Herbie Hancock and Wes Montgomery


Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic Night

Drop by the Main Library on the last monday of the month including Mondays, January 30, February 27, and March 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a free acoustic open mic night and share your talent with a friendly audience. Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance. All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome. One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it. Sign up in person between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.

The Thomas Crane Library newsletter offers additional information on programs for all ages.

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