September, 2017 Newsletter
New England Conservatory’s

Contemporary Improvisation Opening Night Concert
Tuesday, Sept. 5th @ 7:30pm

This Tuesday, Sept. 5th @ 7:30pm we welcome new and returning students with a concert featuring faculty of the CI department including Eden MacAdam-Somer, Hankus Netsky, Anthony Coleman, Ran Blake, Cristi Catt, Mark Zaleski, Bert Seager, Jerry Leake, Peter Row, Ted Reichman, Mal Barsamian, and Mehmet Ali Sanlikol. Each faculty member will also give a brief description of their courses and ensembles this semester.

Ran will close the concert with a dedication to Jeanne Lee storyboarding her reaction just before a plane flight when the 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing occurred. This performance is also dedicated to those who have suffered and lost family members due to racial injustice and intolerance.

This concert is free and open to the public. It tends to be crowded in Brown Hall so please check the balcony if there are no seats on the main floor.

NEC’s Brown Hall
290 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA
617-585-1100

Out of the Shadows
Christine Correa & Ran Blake
Regatta Bar
(Cambridge, MA)
Wed. Sept. 27th @ 7:30pm

 

Christine Correa and Ran Blake reunite for a duo performance at Regatta Bar on Wednesday September 27th @ 7:30pm. This performance will cover a wide variety of repertoire from their past three albums, Out of the Shadows, Down Here Below: A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln Volume One, and The Road Keeps Winding: tribute to Abbey Lincoln Volume Two.

“At their sublime best, Ran Blake and Christine Correa’s recordings are so singular that comparisons with other performers of the same repertoire aren’t relevant, so much has this brilliant music duo evolved into something that follows its own expressive rules that may be solidly based on current musicology precepts, but never feels restricted by them. Ran Blake and Christine Correa have more exterior sheen, an attractive, soft-focus, yet forthright quality…”

– Raul da Gama
**This event is likely to sell out soon so buy your tickets to pick your seats while you still can!!
General: $25
Student: $20
Nima Janmohammadi
Photo by Neda Moridpour
Nima Janmohammadi
CD Release Concert
The Kiss Belongs
to Nobody

Friday, Sept. 8th @ 8pm
Multi-instrumentalist and composer, Nima Janmohammadi celebrates the release of his first solo album, The Kiss Belongs to Nobody (A-Side Records, 2017), at the Church of the Covenant on Friday, September 8th @ 8pm.

This album is dedicated to the progression of Persian Classical Music as Nima is one of the few musicians to have study extensively with legendary Iranian masters such as Mohammad Reza Lotfi and Hossein Alizade.This concert is free and open to the public.

Church of the Covenant
67 Newbury Street
CD/ $15
Eden MacAdam-Somer & Hankus Netsky
Sunday Sept. 10th @ 4pm
The Burren

(Sommerville, MA)

Join Eden MacAdam-Somer and Hankus Netsky (co-chairs of the Contemporary Improvisation Department) at The Burren in Sommerville, MA on Sunday Sept. 10th for a 4pm matinee performance of Jewish music, featuring selections from their soon-to-be-released duo album!
Buy Tickets HERE
$20 in advance. $24 at the door.The Burren
247 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 776-6896

Nyota Road
Greta DiGiorgio &
Mark Zaleski

Greta DiGiorgio and Mark Zaleski kick off a new songwriter duo project featuring Greta’s memories, stories, reminiscent of relationships with friends and family, and more while growing up her rural hometown of Warrior, Alabama.

Thursday, Sept. 7th @ 7pm
Milky Way

284 Amory St
Boston, MA 02130Wednesday, Sept. 13th @ 8pm

Aeronaut Brewery
14 Tyler St
Night Tree
CD Release Tour

NEC students and alums, Lily Honigberg, Chris Overholser, Zach Mayer, Sunniva Brynnel, McKinley James, and Julian Loida, go on tour this fall to present their new album, Night Tree.

Many performances are scheduled throughout the east coast so please see their website below for specific details.