https://www.facebook.com/events/2181595212120411/ Aeronaut Brewing Company
14 Tyler St.
Somerville, MA 02143
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aeronaut brewery, in partnership with boston public broadcaster wgbh, is thrilled to invite you the pindrop sessions. please join us in our taproom for this one-night-only event:
fables for fools: a medieval cabaret
anne azéma & joel cohen of the boston camerata
assisted by students of Longy School of Music of Bard College
Centuries-old songs and poems about orange-haired animal-tyrants, fake news, chaotic mismanagement, and snogging with illicit playmates. Also, resistance and pushback. (So what else is new?) This event features two titans of Boston's early music scene, both involved for decades with the legendary Boston Camerata. Just in time for the midterms!
sunday, 4 november, 2018, 7pm (doors at 6:45pm)
aeronaut brewery, 14 tyler st., somerville, ma 02143
anne azéma – voice, hurdy gurdy, harp
joel cohen – lauta, guitern, voice, narration
Students of Longy School of Music of Bard College
French-born vocalist and scholar Anne Azéma directs The Boston Camerata (2008) and the French ensemble Aziman (2005). Her current discography of 35 recordings (Grand Prix du Disque; Edison Prize) includes five widely acclaimed solo CD recitals. Since assuming the directorship of The Boston Camerata in 2008, she has created a series of thirteen new productions acclaimed by press and public alike. Ms. Azéma is in demand as a solo recitalist, presenting her original programs to audiences in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Her collaboration with the Tero Saarinen Company (Helsinki, Finland) around early American songs has been praised on three continents. In November 2014 (2017, 2018, 2020 reprises), she edited, directed and staged The Play of Daniel to critical and public acclaim. Among her teaching activities are master classes, seminars, and residencies at conservatories and universities here and abroad. She has contributed articles to scholarly and general audience publications. In 2011, Ms. Azéma was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. Ms. Azéma was the Robert M. Trotter Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Oregon, Eugene in 2012, has lectured at Harvard University, New York University, Boston University, and is currently on the faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. The second film in which she has appeared received two prizes at the Montréal FIFA (2014). She has been recently invited to teach at the Manitoba and Tennessee Universities, the Fondazione Cini, Venice; the Fondazione Benetton, Treviso; the Schola Cantorum, Basel. In 2017, Anne Azéma was the recipient of the Distinguished Artist Award of the Saint Botolph Club.
Joel Cohen (b. 1942) was the Music Director of the Boston Camerata from 1968 to 2008. He remains connected to the Boston Camerata as Music Director Emeritus. Many of the programs he created for the Boston Camerata have been built around music and poetry of the European Middle Ages. Two extended narrative evenings have received special distinction: his retelling of the Tristan and Iseult legend, based on original sources of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, performed most recently by the Camerata in 2017 and 2018 ; and his adaptation of the acerbic, fourteenth century political satire, Le Roman de Fauvel, last heard in France and Germany in 2016, and re-created for the Boston public, under Anne Azéma's direction, in the present critical moment. Joel Cohen's recent lecturing and research activities include presentations at University of Indiana, at the Baroque Music Festival of Sao Luis, Brazil, for the BBC and for French national radio, and at the Sorbonne, Paris. He is currently preparing a book containing a complilation of his writings on musical subjects over a fifty year period. With Camerata Mediterranea, his Boston-area humanitarian concerts to benefit refugees and displaced persons have attracted widespread attention.
a ticketed, classical-ish performance series taking place the first sunday night of every month at the aeronaut taproom in somerville, shining light on the ridiculous pleasure of collective listening. no stodginess. no competing sound. just sweet, shared silence, beautiful beers, and beautiful people. please stay for an after-party with the artists.
The pindrop sessions are offered in partnership with WGBH, Public Broadcasting for New England.