This year flutist Nicole Riner and I have been hard at work creating “Backstage: Stories and Music from the Practice Room to the Stage,” a show that weaves original narratives into chamber music selections to tell the tale of how chamber musicians work and create art. If you like the marimba, the flute, the sound of tiny wooden claves, or largely self-deprecating essays, we think you’ll like our new take on the traditional concert recital!
We premiered the show in Colorado and Wyoming (check out a review of the show), and now we’re bringing it for two dates in Boston. The more formal concert will be held at First Parish Cohasset, located at 23 N Main St. in Cohasset, MA.Admission is $15, or $12 for students and seniors.
We’re performing a free (and kid-friendly) version of the show at Creative Arts’ Open House on Saturday, March 16 from 1-3 p.m. This will be a much more casual production; we’ll perform the pieces and answer questions from the audience, as well as let students learn about our instruments. Creative Arts is housed in the First Congregational Church in Reading, on 25 Woburn St., and we’ll be performing in the chapel.