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Aug19

Port Town Porch Sound - Series

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The Poynt - Newburyport, MA

Elm Grove live at Newburyport

Floyds Row - Boston MA

Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

FLOYDS ROW

for “sophisticated folkies” - Cambridge Day

Emily Noël - soprano & autoharp Asako Takeuchi - fiddle Andrew Arceci - viola da gamba, double bass & cittern Chris Ferebee - mandolin, guitar & cittern George Lykogiannis - accordion George Lernis - percussion

"In addition to the superb instrumentalists (a couple of bagpipes made a delicious appearance along the way), Peabody-trained soprano Emily Noël offered deftly sculpted singing. A classy enterprise all the way." Baltimore Sun

"Andrew Arceci brought a lovely tone to the line and matched the dramatic impulses that propelled the superb ensemble playing." New York Times

“...his modernistic approach to drumming, Lernis expands upon the restrictive role of timekeeper, playing a naturally flowing amalgamation of shifting rhythms that distinguishes his work from more typical mainstream jazz while maintaining an appealing sound.” Drumhead Magazine

Floyds Row - Cambridge MA

The LilyPad, 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

FLOYDS ROW

for “sophisticated folkies” - Cambridge Day

Emily Noël - soprano & autoharp Asako Takeuchi - fiddle Andrew Arceci - viola da gamba, double bass & cittern Chris Ferebee - mandolin, guitar & cittern George Lykogiannis - accordion George Lernis - percussion

"In addition to the superb instrumentalists (a couple of bagpipes made a delicious appearance along the way), Peabody-trained soprano Emily Noël offered deftly sculpted singing. A classy enterprise all the way." Baltimore Sun

"Andrew Arceci brought a lovely tone to the line and matched the dramatic impulses that propelled the superb ensemble playing." New York Times

“...his modernistic approach to drumming, Lernis expands upon the restrictive role of timekeeper, playing a naturally flowing amalgamation of shifting rhythms that distinguishes his work from more typical mainstream jazz while maintaining an appealing sound.” Drumhead Magazine

Floyds Row - New York - NY

Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street, New York, New York 10002

FLOYDS ROW

for “sophisticated folkies” - Cambridge Day

Emily Noël - soprano & autoharp Asako Takeuchi - fiddle Andrew Arceci - viola da gamba, double bass & cittern Chris Ferebee - mandolin, guitar & cittern George Lykogiannis - accordion George Lernis - percussion

"In addition to the superb instrumentalists (a couple of bagpipes made a delicious appearance along the way), Peabody-trained soprano Emily Noël offered deftly sculpted singing. A classy enterprise all the way." Baltimore Sun

"Andrew Arceci brought a lovely tone to the line and matched the dramatic impulses that propelled the superb ensemble playing." New York Times

“...his modernistic approach to drumming, Lernis expands upon the restrictive role of timekeeper, playing a naturally flowing amalgamation of shifting rhythms that distinguishes his work from more typical mainstream jazz while maintaining an appealing sound.” Drumhead Magazine

Floyds Row - Concord MA

Main Streets Market & Cafe, 42 Main Street, Concord MA, 01742

FLOYDS ROW

for “sophisticated folkies” - Cambridge Day

Emily Noël - soprano & autoharp Asako Takeuchi - fiddle Andrew Arceci - viola da gamba, double bass & cittern Chris Ferebee - mandolin, guitar & cittern George Lykogiannis - accordion George Lernis - percussion

"In addition to the superb instrumentalists (a couple of bagpipes made a delicious appearance along the way), Peabody-trained soprano Emily Noël offered deftly sculpted singing. A classy enterprise all the way." Baltimore Sun

"Andrew Arceci brought a lovely tone to the line and matched the dramatic impulses that propelled the superb ensemble playing." New York Times

“...his modernistic approach to drumming, Lernis expands upon the restrictive role of timekeeper, playing a naturally flowing amalgamation of shifting rhythms that distinguishes his work from more typical mainstream jazz while maintaining an appealing sound.” Drumhead Magazine

Esthema Live

The LilyPad, 1353 Cambridge Street , Cambridge MA

Join Esthema for an evening of classic Esthema compositions as well as pieces never before heard.

The performance begins at 7:30 at the Lilypad Inman (https://lilypadinman.com/) located at 1353 Cambridge Street (Inman Square) in Cambrdige.

The cover is $10.00 ($5.00 with student ID).

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an unforgettable night.

Details can be found at www.esthema.com.

Othello in the Seraglio

Shalin Liu Performance Center, 39 Main Street, Rockport MA

Othello, a uniquely powerful coffeehouse opera, tells an age-old story of passionate love and murderous jealousy. Sümbül, a Black slave in the 17th century Ottoman Court, rises to power and riches, only to come to a tragic end. The opera is performed on European period instruments and traditional Turkish instruments by an ensemble of 12 instrumentalists, singers and a storyteller. The story focuses on Othello in the Seraglio and is scaled to the intimate, informal setting of a coffeehouse in seventeenth century Istanbul (Constantinople). The storyteller spins out a well-known tale, a historically-based legend of love and jealousy, intensified by the crossing of boundaries between the free and the enslaved, white and black, Muslim and non-Muslim, East and West. The opera intertwines three different tales, including The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare, Un Capitano Moro (A Moorish Captain) by Giovanbattista Giraldi (Cinzio), and Kızlarağası’nın Piçi (The Bastard of the Chief Black Eunuch) by Reşad Ekrem Koçu.

The multi-layered script is by New England Conservatory music historian Robert Labaree, while the stunning score, by Boston composer and Grammy nominee Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, weaves together Italian Baroque and Turkish sources with his own newly-composed music into a tapestry of uncanny beauty. You have never heard anything like this before – because nothing like it has existed until now.

Sanlıkol’s “music is colorful, fanciful, full of rhythmic life, and full of feeling. The multiculturalism is…sophisticated, informed, internalized.” -Richard Dyer, Boston Globe

“brings timeless enchantment to this age-old tragedy…Gorgeous music.” Boston Musical Intelligencer

South Korea tour with the Mina Cho quartet and guests

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Seoul - South Korea tour

-5/25/16 (Wed) 5pm-6:30pm Black Gospel Master Class@Seoul Jazz Academy, Seoul, Korea (Black Gospel Master Class) http://www.sja.co.kr/xe/index.php?document_srl=594873

-5/26/16 (Thur) 7:00pm-8:30pm Jazz-Gospel Concert "When the Wind Blows"@Far East Broadcasting Company Art Hall, Seoul, Korea https://www.facebook.com/febcnet/?fref=nf&pnref=story https://docs.google.com/…/10Mwk_BEd5bfZ9gCDPKVjiK…/viewform

-5/27/16 (Fri) 7:30pm-8:30pm / 8:50pm-9:50pm Performance@Jazz Club, Once in a Blue Moon, Seoul, Korea (Jazz and Originals from Mina Cho's Album "Love Transformation") http://www.onceinabluemoon.co.kr/schedule/schedule_pop.php

-5/29/16 (Sun) 9:00am & 11:00am Performance@Christian International Church, Daejeon, Korea http://toc.or.kr/work/

-5/29/16 (Sun) 9pm-11pm Concert@Club Evans, Seoul, Korea (Mina Cho's Album "Love Transformation" Showcase) http://clubevans.com/

SCBC Jazz-Gospel Band

SCBC, 31 College Ave, Somerville, MA

SCBC Jazz-Gospel Band is the house band of Somerville Community Baptist Church and is led by Mina Cho, director of contemporary music. The band will present various repertoires covering jazz, tango, and world music as well as gospel music, for which Community Gospel Choir will join.

Piano: Mina Cho (Band Leader) Drums: George Lernis Bass: Do Young Kim Violin: Elinor Speirs Alto Saxophone: Shihai Li

Organic Jazz Club Concert: "Jazz, Tango and Dance"

The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Organic Jazz Club will present a concert, "Jazz, Tango, and Dance," on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 8:15pm at Lily Pad, Cambridge. Please come to the concert and enjoy and dance to our exuberant music! $10 cover. (www.minachojazz.com)

Hope to see you all there!

Musicians: –Mina Cho, Piano –George Lernis, Drums and Percussion –Do Young Kim, Bass –Vasileios Kostas, Laouto and Guitar –Shihai Li, Alto Saxophone –Elinor Speirs, Violin

1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Floyds Row - Workshop

Passim - School, Cambridge, MA

A British-American ensemble formed in Oxford (UK), Floyds Row has a developed into a folk-classical collective, pulling from early, folk, and classical idioms.

Floyds Row Live @ Club Passim

Club Passim, 47 Palmer St, Cambridge MA

A British-American ensemble formed in Oxford (UK), Floyds Row has a developed into a folk-classical collective, pulling from early, folk, and classical idioms.

"Musica Poetica" Featuring: the Greek Music Ensemble

Maliotis Cultural Center, 50 Goddard Ave, Brookline MA, 02445

The Greek Music Ensemble is proud to present a concert featuring "Greek Poetry Set to Music from the Ancient Times to the Present Day." Join us for a unique event celebrating Greek music and culture.

ISTANBUL ON THE CHARLES: A Jordan Hall Reunion

New Egland Concervatory's Jordan Hall, Gainsborough Street, Boston MA, 02215

A FREE concert extravaganza on a Friday night at Boston's historic and acoustically superb Jordan Hall with special appearances by, Anne Azema Beth Bahia Cohen Jerry Leake New England Drum and Winds Mehterhane

Directed by Robert Labaree and Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol

Join us on this very special and celebratory night where a large group of DUNYA collaborators will come together to perform a show not to be missed with highlights from past programs and CDs including, a variety of traditional Turkish musics, early European music, Greek and Jewish musics from the Ottoman period, Sufi music, Turkish pop music, and more...

Rebetika: The Blues of Greece

Onassis Cultural Center NY

An in-depth exploration of the musical tradition of Rebetika.

Musical Odyssey III: Manos and Mikis Live @ the Berklee Performance Center

Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA, 02215

This concert by the Greek Music Ensemble will feature the music of the two most important Greek composers of the 20th century, Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis. The performance will include multimedia, interactive moments where live sound blends with recorded speech, movie clips, and other resources related to the life and work of these two composers.

Both Hadjidakis and Theodorakis are internationally known figures, Hadjidakis partly due to his Oscar for his music in the movie Never on Sunday. The type of music that they have composed belongs to the genre generally called Greek art music of the 20th century. Much of this music uses lyrics that come from the greatest Greek poets of the century, including two Nobel laureates: Odysseus Elytis and Giorgos Seferis. Admission: $8 in advance / $12 day of show

Fasil night

Faialense Sport Club, 1121 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Fasıl + Balık + Rakı eşliğinde şarkılar söyleyelim hep birlikte ! Uzuuun bir yazın ardından hasret giderelim sevdiklerimizle :) / Join us and experience Turkish classical and folk music in its most infectious form where audience interaction is expected!

Mehmet Ali Sanlikol: Ud ve Ses / ud and voice Mal Barsamian: Klarnet / clarinet George Lernis: Darbuka / percussion

Due to the Limited Space, we suggest you to mail your checks payable to DUNYA Organization 343 School Street, Belmont, MA 02478 in order to reserve your seats. You will get your reserved tickets @ the door.

$50 per person

Organic World Jazz

Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Hello friends. Please join on July 30th at 6:30PM at the Lily Pad and help us celebrate our first performance with the “World Organic Jazz” quartet. Our quartet will be performing original compositions as well as our own interpretations of Jazz standards. The band will feature: Mina Cho – piano, Do-young Kim – upright bass, Burcu Gulec – voice and George Lernis – drums/percussion. Hope to see you there.