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8 pm Ches Smith and These Arches Ches Smith, drums; Tim Berne, alto sax; Nels Cline and Mary Halvorson, guitars; Andrea Parkins, accordion. Remarkable evening - both sets were jam-packed full with a very different audience for each show. Before …

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The first day and a half the weather held out so which meant swimming in her pool and sitting outside or in the sunroom. Then, you know, Irene. It was not so bad on Sunday morning but there was enough …

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This ensemble performs music composed during the last ten years and doesn’t provide program notes. This concert there were three tiny exceptions - 2 pieces composed in 2000 and program notes provided only after the concert. The concert was held …

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This was a surprise. I often go to concerts with no idea what to expect and this one was right on target for the unknown. Jed introduced himself and Jung Lin announcing they would play four-hand piano (looked more like …

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The fourth and last of the Stravinsky/Beethoven series for me. This concert consisted of Stravinsky’s “Symphony in C” (1938-40) and Beethoven’s “Piano Concert No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 (1804-06). These were both gorgeous. The pianist, Nelson Freire, was …

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