Upcoming for January

A bit worn out from the holidays, so don’t have much set for January. Tonight I’m going to the Cotton Candy concert I mentioned previously, part of their “4th Annual Indie Pop New Year’s Day Night”, upstairs at the Middle East. Here’s the schedule, courtesy of M:

    8:45 Cathy Cathodic
    9:30 Smittens
    10:15 Cotton Candy
    11:30 One Happy Island
    Doors 8:30, $9

The Cantata Singers is in the midst of a season focusing on Benjamin Britten. Hadn’t managed to catch any of their concerts in the fall, but I’m a pretty big fan of Britten and there are three concerts this spring that I’ll definitely be making an effort to get to. The first concert is being presented as part of The New York Times’ 2009 Arts & Leisure Weekend, and you can use the promotional code “NYT09” to get two tickets for the price of one. (The Times’ site also has other arts-related promotions listed in MA for that weekend as well.)

Here’s the info on the Cantata Singers concerts I’ll probably be checking out, taken from their website:

    Friday, January 16, 8:00 pm – Jordan Hall
    Roger Tapping, viola
    Five Flower Songs
    Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano
    Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
    Michael Slattery, tenor
    Michael Thompson, horn
    Rejoice in the Lamb, orch. Imogen Holst
    First Boston performance of chorus-orchestral version

    Saturday, February 7, 2 pm — All Saints Parish, Brookline
    Benjamin Britten Noye’s Fludde
    David Hoose, Music Director
    Lynn Torgove, Stage Director
    Members of Cantata Singers and PALS Children’s Chorus
    Alysoun Kegel, Artistic Director
    Young instrumentalists from Boston area arts organizations

    Friday, May 8, 8:00 pm – Jordan Hall
    Benjamin Britten Psalm 150
    Boston Children’s Chorus
    Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director
    J.S. Bach Cantata BWV 149,
    “Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg in den Hütten der Gerechten”
    Classroom Cantatas Cantata
    First performance
    Student composers from Neighborhood House Charter School
    and Boston Children’s Chorus
    Andy Vores Natural Selection
    First performance
    Britten The Company of Heaven
    Karyl Ryczek, soprano
    William Hite, tenor
    James Petosa, speaker

While I’m at it, here’s The Phoenix’s preview of the spring classical music offerings. Also, the Boston Metro has a pretty concise listing of the theater and special events for January.

2 responses to “Upcoming for January

  1. Pingback: The Smittens and Cotton Candy at The Middle East « Nine Dots Boston: Boston Arts Outside The Box

  2. Pingback: Cantata Singers’ “All Britten” « Nine Dots Boston: Boston Arts Outside The Box

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