In Concert

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Fall Concerts @the Crane

Join us for our inaugural fall concert series. These new Concerts @the Crane will be on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. from late September through October. We'll have them in the historic Richardson room, always a special place for an event!

  • October 1Robert Bekkers and ad hoc strings
    A program for guitar and string quartet featuring Robert Bekkers on guitar, violinsts Kate Goldstein and Amber Cheung, Rebecca Phillips on viola, and Mina Kim on cello. View the concert program here. Watch a video interview with Robert.
  • October 15: Hungrytown
    A fabulous folk concert from this Vermont-based, internationally touring duo. Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting. Since releasing their first album together in 2008, Hungrytown have two more CDs out and spend more than half of each year on the road across North America, Europe and New Zealand. Hungrytown's music has received extensive radio airplay worldwide and has appeared on several television shows, including Comedy Central's The Daily Show, IFC's Portlandia and Netflix's Lady Dynamite. Watch a video to get a sample of their sound.
  • October 22Spero plays Nyro
    The final concert of our inaugeral Fall concert series is a heartfelt and moving tribute to Laura Nyro, one of the greatest and most covered songwriters of the 20th century. Pianist, singer Christine Spero and her group will take us on an unforgettable journey through some of Laura’s most memorable songs. "Spero Plays Nyro" reminds us that Laura’s music is poignant and timeless. The exquisite arrangements are true to Laura’s originals but with many sweet creative touches, beautifully interpreted in the group’s own distinct style. Christine has fully recaptured Laura’s spirit and passion with beautiful renditions running the breadth and depth of Laura's emotions. Saxophonist/percussionist, Elliot Spero, adds excellent sax solos, flutes and multiple percussion accents. Watch a video to appreciate the skill and joy they bring to this classic pop music.
  • Things kicked off on Sunday, September 24 when the traditional folk group North Sea Gas joined us all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland. They are on an international tour and we were very lucky to have them join us. 

2017 Summer Concerts on the Lawn

We had some great shows this summer! Remember these?

July 6: Albino Mbie

July 13: Peter Buzzelle & the Academy

July 20: Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

July 27: Hit the Roof

2017 Winter Concerts @the Crane

We had some great shows in the 2017 Winter/Spring concert series. Remember these?

      • Kate Kayaian playing in RichardsonJanuary 8: Kate Kayaian - solo cello sonatas
      • January 22: Robert Simonds - solo violin recital of pieces from the Baroque era, living American composers and American folk music
      • January 29: Jerome Mouffe - solo guitar featuring personal transcriptions of Isaac Albéniz and 19th century Italian composers
      • February 5: The Craft String Quintet
        The Craft Ensemble is made up of Boston area musicians committed to bringing engaging chamber music to smaller venues all over New England. Active performers in many of the regions premier orchestras, opera and ballet companies, the Crafts are always delighted to play chamber music together. Past season's highlights have included Schubert's glorious Cello Quintet in C Major in Salem, Milford and Quincy, as well as playing for Benjamin Zander's Art of Interpretation class. This season the Crafts are thrilled to be performing Fanny Mendelssohn's delightful and seldom heard string quartet as well as more recently written works by other female composers.
      • February 12: Steve Brew - With performances across the Midwest, East Coast, and Spain, Guitarist Stephen Brew has effectively established himself as a performer of incredible ability.  His program consists of works from Africa, Ireland, and Serbia, along with unique arrangements of American jazz standards.
      • February 26: Portrait in Jazz / The Brad Ellenberg Quintet A dynamic, original jazz band featuring Gary Bohan: trumpet/flugelhorn, Mario Cerra, Saxophone, Bob Abruzese: bass, Grant Smith: drums and Brad Ellenberg: guitar. This band is committed to creating exciting and meaningful original jazz music with over fifty originals in their book. For this concert they will perform a mix of original music and time honored jazz classics. Watch a preview of the concert here.
      • March 5: Austin Burns & Jonas Kublickas - classical voice and guitar.
        Austin recently earned his Master's degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory. He earned his undergraduate degree in Composition from LaGrange College. He is currently teaching at several schools, including EKS Music school in Quincy. Austin also serves as the tenor section leader at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Lexington. Guitarist and lutenist Jonas Kublickas is a native of Vilnius, Lithuania and won the Baltic States Guitar competition. His recent performances include recitals of solo and chamber music repertoire at the New England Conservatory of Music,  Boston University, the Gwangju World Universiade closing ceremony in South Korea, the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum and Seoul National University.
      • March 12: Áine Minogue - solo Celtic harp
        Join Áine Minogue (Irish harp/vocals) as she celebrates the symbolism of Spring in Ireland and the Celtic lands (Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Brittany). This Pan-Celtic odyssey is nothing less than an enchanting afternoon of music, storytelling, and tradition that is appropriate for all ages and designed to “Welcome in the Spring.” Áine Minogue - an expert in the area of Irish traditions journeys into the heart and joy of Spring through music and song!
      • March 26: Felix and the Jazz Cats - a four piece instrumental jazz band who play music from the 60s similar to Herbie Hancock and Wes Montgomery.

More Music From Library Performers

Look here for a list of CDs and concert DVDs of artists who have performed at the Crane.  Borrow them from the library and relive a performance you enjoyed or catch one that you missed!

Interviews with Library Performers

Often musicians who play at the library stop by before hand, talk about their music, and even play a little sample.


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