December, 2016 Newsletter
Ran’s Goin’ to Houston, Texas!

James Turrell’s Skyspace
Live Oak Friends Meeting House
Sponsored by Nameless Sound
Saturday, January 7th @ 5pm

CORRECTION: This performance is at the LIVE OAK MEETING HOUSE (1318 West 26th St), NOT at Rice University’s Turrell Skyspace. We apologize for listing the wrong photo in the last newsletter.

Ran returns to Houston, Texas after his last performance there approximately 35+ years ago!

This concert will contain two truly unique FREE! sets, one during sunset and the other when it becomes night. Doors open at 4:30pm on Saturday, January 7th. Concert begins at 5pm (on time) in order to coincide with the sunset.

This event is sponsored by Nameless Sound. Their artists work directly with young people in public schools, community centers, and homeless shelters to present and educate them with the best of international contemporary music and to support the exploration of new methods in arts education.

More info can be found here!

Free!

Directions:
Skyspace | Live Oak Friends Meeting House

It’s Becoming a Tradition
Silent Night 2016
Ran recorded a new 2016 version of Silent Night for the members of the newsletter. You can listen to the 2015 and 2016 versions HERE. (Sorry the audio quality isn’t great!)
Thursday, December 29 7pm
The Burren (Somerville, MA)
The Music of the European and Mediterranean Cabaret, with vocalist Eleni Odoni and pianist Hankus Netsky.

Vocalist Eleni Odoni has performed and recorded with Ran Blake, Pedro Sarmiento, Claire Ritter, and Alan Hall. She is also a political scientist, a retired college teacher, a writer and a frequent translator of French and Italian into English or Greek. Until last December, she co-chaired the Greek Study Group at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethnomusicologist, Hankus Netsky is chair of Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. He has composed extensively for film theater and television, and has collaborated closely with Itzhak Perlman, Robin Williams, Joel Grey, Theodore Bikel, and Robert Brustein. An artist at home in many musical styles, he has recorded on Sony, EMI, Rounder, Vanguard, Tzadik, Wild Garden, and Traditional Crossroads.

$20 in advance (online).  $24 at the door.

Directions:
The Burren
247 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144

Link to Website/ Tickets