Night’s Blackbird

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Date(s) - Sun. Nov. 12, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Sunday, November 12th @ 3:00 p.m. $15 suggested donation
Night’s Blackbird have been performing regularly in the Boston area since 2016. The group plays original music for voice, lute, viol da gamba and soprano saxophone, drawing heavily on material from Stare Into the Sound, an album of original lute songs by members Jamie Dunphy (lute) and Seth Peterson (lyricist). Metronome Magazine called the recording one of the best of 2016, and dubbed the music “artfully ingenious.”
Night’s Blackbird also features two early music experts, Teri Kowiak (mezzo-soprano) and Carol Lewis (viol da gamba) and an inventive jazz saxophonist, Ian Carroll. Along with Dunphy and Peterson, they share a restless creative spirit, and a willingness to draw from a wide range of styles. Recent performances have included songs by the Elizabethan composer John Dowland, “Timshel” by Mumford and Sons, “Gold” from the musical Once, and a jazz ballad medley. The group continues to compose new music and to explore the rich color palette available in this unique instrumentation.