Over the past fifty years, Canterbury House has hosted musical performances
by a wide variety of forward-thinking, innovative “prophetic
voices.” In the mid 1960s and early 1970s, the Concert Series
featured now-legendary performers such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Richie Havens, Gordon Lightfoot, and the MC5. More recently, the Series has
featured regional acts, student and faculty ensembles, and internationally
known artists drawing from jazz, folk, contemporary classical, electronica,
and improvised music. Artists such as Steve Swell,
Henry Grimes, Billy Bang, Oliver Lake, Faruq Z. Bey and Peter Kowald are a sampling of the high level of
music featured in this series.
(Unless otherwise noted...)
All concerts begin at 8 p.m.
Admission is $10 for general admission and $5 for students/seniors.
A NOTE ABOUT PARKING: Canterbury House has a very small parking lot which is reserved for staff and performers. Please allow time to locate street parking (which is free after 6pm on nearby streets) or park at the Thayer Street Parking Structure, which is at 300 South Thayer Street, just one block from Canterbury House.
Mark Stone Trio
8pm, Friday, March 14th
Inspired by his recent trip to India, Mark has started a brand new group, the Mark Stone Trio. While the trio’s format is the traditional Carnatic arrangement of a soloist with percussion and violin accompaniment, the music itself draws on Mark's wide-ranging compositional influences, stretching from American jazz to African mbira/marimba music, to European concert music. In the group Mark plays gyil and many types of mbiras including the new American made array mbira, the traditional Ugandan endongo, the ancient South African mbira nyunga nyunga, as well as the modern kalimba and karimba.
Mark's original compositions and arrangements for the trio combine his gyil and mbiras with violin and tabla/frame drums to create an exciting new sound. He performs together with violinist Alan Grubner and percussionist Dan Piccolo, whose dynamic playing runs freely across musical boundaries. I am joined in the group by violinist Alan Grubner and percussionist Dan Piccolo, who both freely cross musical boundaries with their dynamic playing. Alan and Dan are exceptional improvisers, bringing a wide-range of performance experience to the ensemble. Alan Grubner’s dynamic violin playing is grounded in a deep knowledge of jazz, latin, newgrass and classical traditions. He incorporates signature percussion techniques on the violin and improvises with sensitivity and passion. Dan Piccolo is currently a doctoral student in percussion at the University of Michigan, where he also directs the World Percussion Ensemble. Since 2005, he has travelled regularly to Varanasi, India to study tabla as a disciple of Pandit Kuber Nath Mishra. In the trio, Dan plays with a rich musical vocabulary of Indian classical music and American jazz, performing on tabla, frame drums, and a multi-percussion set.
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Kirsten Carey's Senior Recital!
8pm, Saturday, March 15th
8pm, Friday, March 28th
more info to come!!!
Miles Brown's Middle Game
8pm, April 11th
Miles Brown's Middle Game, consists of Andrew Bishop on saxophone, Kris Johnson on trumpet, Mike Jellick on piano, myself on bass, and Jesse Kramer on drums. The name refers to my other passion besides music, chess. The middle game is the part of a chess game that invokes the spirit of improvisation, creativity within a given set of parameters, shifts in energy and momentum, and aesthetic beauty. I'm hoping that these values will inspire the music this bands creates. All the music will be original and/or freely improvised. We'll play mainly my own compositions, but also tunes from the other band members.
Canterbury House Music Festival!!!
Friday April 25- Sat April 26
More info to come...
If you are interested in playing at this historic, exciting and progressive venue, please review our booking policy (in PDF or in MS Word format) and contact our Concert Coordinator.
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