Wednesday, November 02, 2011

WED 11/2: Classical, Talk, Folk, Rock

Even if you're not taking yesterday's time travel suggestion, we're halfway to the weekend.

Thursday & Friday cheapness is on the calendar.


WED 11/2

5:30pm to 6:45pm
BSO 101: "Introduction to the Concerto"
at Symphony Hall, 310 Mass Ave, Boston (South End-ish)

An appreciation of classical music does not require encyclopedic knowledge of music theory and history. On the other hand, it seems a foundation of knowledge does enhance the experience.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is presenting a second season of free lectures at Symphony Hall to discuss various topics and to listen to excerpts of pieces from upcoming concerts (Mozart, Beethoven, etc).

BSO principal flute Elizabeth Rowe and BSO principal horn James Sommerville join the conversation about concertos [Wikipedia].

RSVP is suggested, and you can include all the dates you'd like to attend (one more in November, then sessions resume in January).

WED 11/2

Science in the News: "Obesity: How Science Approaches Weighty Matters"
at Armenise Ampitheatre, 200 Longwood Ave, Boston (Harvard Medical School / Longwood)

Are you ready to hear a ton of info on obesity? Although I'm still immature enough to make a weight joke, there is serious research being done.

Expect to hear the current definition, the causes (beyond McDonalds), and potential treatments.

After tonight, there are 2 more weekly lectures (animals on 11/9, AIDS on 11/16).

Registration is recommended.

WED 11/2

Allison Weiss, Bess Rogers, The Sound Of Growing Up, The Keeping
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

Bess Rogers and Allison Weiss have decided to go on a road adventure with a band and bring a fuller sound to their folky/poppy tunes. I also like the keyboard-heavy indie-pop of The Sound Of Growing Up.

WED 11/2

"Out Of The Woodwork" Acoustic Showcase
at Milky Way Lounge/Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain (The Brewery Complex)

Feat: Akhil Bhatt (Banana Phonetic), Adam Anderson & Davide Jackel (Daily Pravda), Magen Tracy (St. Helena, etc), Nick Murphy (The Acre)

Thank you, Jamaica Plain, for being there to host nights like this where you can get acoustic performances from musicians who usually are louder. It's even free to hear the songs in their more direct versions.

WED 11/2

Slowdim (11:15pm), Aloud (10:30pm), Deadbeat Darling (9:45pm), Naked on Roller Skates (9pm)
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$10 / 18+

If it's been a while since going out to hear bands on a Wednesday night, you got 4 weeks to catch the Aloud Midweek Crush Residency. Every show has impressive bands, because Aloud is an amazing band that can't help to admire. There's a strong classic sensibility to the sound, and they bring fresh melodies and an intensity that pricks up the ears.

One of my other fave bands is Naked on Roller Skates, so I give this gig at least two thumbs up. There are a lot of good thing to hear with Slowdim and Deadbeat Darling.

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