This concert double-header features two unique interpreters of the music of the lands once ruled by the Ottomans. The Brooklyn, NY based trio Dolunay (Turkish for “full moon”) draws upon the songs from the Turkish people living across Rumeli, the former region of the Ottoman Balkans. Dolunay’s intimate sound, sparse in loudness and textured with the dissonance of eastern blues, gives way to a sound at once earthy and celestial, the size of which defies that of the small makeup of the band. The ensemble is Jenny Luna (voice, percussion), Adam Good (ud, tambura) and Eylem Basaldi (violin). www.dolunaynyc.com
The music of Boston based Çeşni Trio is grounded in the flavors (çeşniler) of Turkish makam music while remaining personal and contemporary. The ensemble guides listeners from dove-tailing contemplative melodies to odd-metered tunes that throw caution to the wind. Çeşni Trio is Tev Stevig (tanbur, ud, fretless 7-string guitar, alternatelli), Michael K. Harrist (yayli tanbur, ney, double bass) and Fabio Pirozzolo (darbuka, bendir, cajon, tombak, riq). https://www.tevstevig.com/cesni-trio
Tickets for Turkish Music are $20 for adults, $15 for members, $10 for children - advance purchase recommended.
This string quartet from Oberlin, Ohio, pushes the boundaries of chamber music by embedding solo and group improvistion into original pieces and arrangements of traditional and contemporary works. In a beautiful setting of wedding gowns from around the world (the Mariposa's current exhibit) enjoy the music of violinists Camille Vogley-Howes and Molly Tucker (of Nubanusit Neighborhood) and cellist Karl Henry. From jazz and blues to traditional folk styles and original contemporary works, Quartet Davis performs engaging and creative music that brings joy to a range of audiences. The quartet has enjoyed collaborations with musicians such as Fabian Almazan and Linda Oh, and look forward to upcoming collaborations in Spring 2018 with pianist Billy Childs. Quartet Davis has studied with masters of string improvisation such as Chris Thile and Christian Howes. They have also premiered original contemporary compositions by upcoming jazz and classical composers at Oberlin Conservatory.”
Admission: Adults $8, Seniors $6, Children $5, Members free.
Part of Depot Square's "Wedding Walk," (1 to 3 p.m. at 15 locations in Peterborough with 30 vendors), this free event will showcase attire for the mother of the bride, bridesmaids, and attendees. Enjoy the show and also our exhibit, Wedding Costumes from Around the World. Seating is limited. Reserve your place here: www.shoppeterboroughnh.com
Sat03Feb201811 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NH's only indigenous storytelling festival has become a favorite Mariposa tradition! Featuring Medicine Story (Manitonquat), author and keeper of the lore of the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, as well as guest tellers, this year's day-long family event will have three 90-minute circles, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is free so come and share a story or just listen!