Verdant Vibes At Music Mansion

(2.9) Verdant Vibes will present an evening of electro/acoustic solo and chamber music this Saturday at the Music Mansion.

Verdant Vibes will present a program of fantastic, haunting new works selected from their free call for scores. The concert features pieces by local composers including co-director and pianist Kirsten Volness’s Lush Escapist Dream for percussion and violin and Brendan Glasson’s mesmerizing quintet Polytempic Figures. . . . and Scott Blasco’s I was a stranger and you gave me no welcome for double bass and live electronics will round out the evening, featuring Verdant Vibes performers Piero Guimaraes, percussion; Alexander Dupuis, electric guitar; EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin; Roseminna Watson, violin and voice; and Jacob Richman, double bass.

The Music Mansion is a beautiful space for music. Seen here is one of the amazing lighting fixtures original to the house designed for music-lover Mary K. Hail by architect Albert Harkness in 1928. The intimate concert room features two of these chandeliers with matching sconces, as well as a paneled coffered ceiling. It still feels like somebody’s home . . . somebody’s very nice home.

Built in the style of an 18th century English manor house, the structure is unique in that it was designed for Mrs. Hail to live on the second floor, while the main floor consisted of a small concert hall, reception rooms, and a kitchen.

Upon her death in 1948, Mrs. Hail bequeathed her home to the Providence community to be available for concerts to advance the public’s interest in and appreciation for music.

A donation of $25–$40 is suggested, or donate at Verdant Vibes where you can learn more about their mission and watch videos of past concerts.

Doors 7:30pm, music 8pm, Saturday, February 9, Music Mansion, 88 Meeting Street, (directions)

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