(2.22) New music collective Verdant Vibes will be hosting a benefit concert at the Music Mansion to raise funds for their fifth season, featuring special guests, Boston-based trio, Thread Ensemble on violins and vibraphone. (Facebook event page.) The program for the evening is as follows:
Local cellist/composer Laura Cetilia will join the ensemble to perform her citlallo with live electronics. Hannah Ross, viola and voice, will perform Swedish composer Ylva Fred’s Trudging through this grey, woolly yarn. Also on the program are Matt Frey’s Lean, Caroline Mallonée’s Octopus, Daniel Whitworth’s The Front Line, and João Pedro Oliveira’s Dark Energy. Featuring Chuck Furlong, clarinets; EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, violin; Hannah Ross, viola/voice; Zan Berry, cello; Jacob Richman, double bass; Kirsten Volness, piano; and Piero Guimaraes, percussion.
You read that right: Old friends Kirsten Volness and Jacob Richman will be flying in to perform and help their Verdant Vibes friends keep programs like First Fridays, community MusicWorks workshops, and the upcoming Spring Festival going. They both snagged teaching positions out in Portland, Oregon, a while ago. Apparently there’s something of a music scene out there.
Admission is $25–$40 suggested donation at the door including complimentary refreshments. (No one turned away for lack of funds.)
VV Benefit, doors 7pm, music 7:30pm, Saturday, February 22, Music Mansion, 88 Meeting Street, (directions)