Arts & Ideas Committee
Dr. Linda Vaden-Goad
Dr. Lisa Eck
Movement and Migration Series Chair
Dr. Sarah Cole
The Framingham State Winter Chorus Concert will be held in the Heineman Ecumenical and Cultural Center on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 7 p.m.
The Framingham State Spring Chorus Concert will be held in the Heineman Ecumenical and Cultural Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Midday Performance Series 2013-2014
These concerts are held in the Ecumenical and Cultural Center at 1:30 p.m. on selected Mondays.
Capoeira A Brazilian martial arts form developed by slaves masquerading as a dance/music form has evolved for 500 years. Anacleto Assis and his troupe bring their artistry, athleticism and passion.
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass virtuosic instrumentals and crystal clear vocal harmonies are the hallmarks of this excellent bluegrass band. Their repertoire runs the gamut from Bill Monroe to original compositions. This is joyful, exuberant and down right toe-tapping music.
Nocturnes and Fantasies pianist Jared Redmond offers a program exploring the world of the supernatural and ephemeral. He will perform classical and modern works that despite their stylistic differences are inspired by night and fantasy, including a newly composed work by faculty member Dr. Christian Gentry.
Flamenco artist Lauren O’Donnell and Flamenco Boston are committed exponents of the Flamenco Culture with brilliant, impassioned dance and guitar filled with duende (sole). Their performances are committed, emotional and excellent.
Willie J. Laws, gifted singer and guitarist, the last prophet of the funky Texas Blues will be in the house with his quartet featuring our own Bruce Mattson on organ. It may be cold outside but the heat and the good times will be turned way up inside.
Stoneybatter Band pushes the boundaries of traditional Irish music with creative infusions of Scottish, traditional American and contemporary influences. Big and bold, soft and sweet they bring it honest and full of heart with virtuosic playing and memorable singing.
Tango, a dance and music culture from Argentina and Uruguay leaves even a casual observer breathless with its intensity and creativity. Hernan Brizuela and his talented colleagues will take you on a memorable journey. Come early and sit close.