Dar Williams is a major force in the American folk scene. The New Yorker called her “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” But this weekend, she’s trying something new, making her debut with a full symphony orchestra.
For years, Aoife O’Donovan fronted Crooked Still, a band she helped form in 2001 at the New England Conservatory. But now, it’s her turn to go it alone. On June 11th, she releases her debut album “Fossils.”
At first glance, it doesn’t seem a likely recipe for success but don’t say that to Rench, the musical brains behind the Brooklyn-based project Gangstagrass.
Nineteen acts will take over City Hall Plaza this weekend in the first Boston Calling Music Festival. Many are saying the event is a Vitamin D shot for Boston’s music scene and City Hall Plaza itself. We preview the bands and talk to some of the organizers to peek behind the scenes.
The magic in music — whether it be transforming notes from devilish to delightful, or the sheer, dream-like quality of early 20th century compositions — that magic is at the heart of the Chameleon Arts Ensemble’s 15th Anniversary Season Finale, titled “Mystic Moons and Dream Music”.
Over the years, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” has become an American classic. It has also inspired movies, plays, even an opera which will receive its Boston premiere this weekend.
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