It is likely to be cold in New England on Saturday and Sunday. But, the weather should be clear which should allow you to step out and find some good live entertainment. Part 2 of the weekend concert and event report follows. Part 1 was published yesterday.
No one puts political humor to music quite like The Capitol Steps. They will do so in both 5PM and 8PM shows at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH.
Edie Carey opens for Catie Curtis at 7PM in a folk fest at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton.
8PM at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence is when the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra performs works of Mussorgsky and Chopin among others.
Up the road at the Stone Soup Coffeehouse in Pawtucket, multiple folk musicians including Les Sampou and Taylor Armerding will be appearing beginning at 8PM.
Another folk artist, Garnet Rogers, entertains at The Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret, CT starting at 8PM.
And folk music will be in vogue at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME as Lori McKenna performs, also with an 8PM start time.
Jan. 22 links: www.themusichall.org, www.iheg.com, www.vmari.com, www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com, www.thevanillabeancafe.com, www.stonemountainartscenter.com.
The U.S. Coast Guard Chamber Players will present a free concert at the Garde Arts Center in their academy city of New London, CT starting at 2PM.
The Boston Symphony Chamber Players break away from the Symphony just long enough for an afternoon concert at Jordan Hall beginning at 3PM.
At the same time and just two stops away on the Green Line up Huntington Avenue in the Remis Auditorium of the Museum of Fine Arts, John Gibbons will perform The Goldberg Variations written for harpsichord by J.S. Bach.
The Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham will host folk artists John Boehmer, John Gerard and Tom Driscoll beginning at 3PM.
David Surrette and Steve Roy are acoustic guitarists usually categorized as folk musicians. But on this night, starting at 7PM and running until 10PM at the Dolphin Striker Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH, they are also expected to include some Grateful Dead selections.
Jan. 23 links: www.gardearts.org, www.bso.org, www.mfa.org, www.amazingthings.org, www.dolphinstriker.com.
Monday, 1/24 thru Thursday, 1/27
Michael Fitzpatrick is the founder of the soul band from Los Angeles called Fitz & The Tantrums. They appear at the Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME on Monday at 7PM.
At Mechanics Hall in Worcester the German State Philharmonic Orchestra performs at 8PM.
The Portland Symphony Orchestra is at home in the Merrill Auditorium beginning at 7:30PM on Tuesday. Russian compositions will be featured.
Catherine MacLellan opens for Antje Duvekot twice on Wednesday at Club Passim in Cambridge. The first folk performance starts at 7PM, the second at 10PM. Then, Jonathan Edwards is in for an 8PM gig the next night.
Nikki Yanovsky hails from the Montreal area and was called upon to sing the Canadian national anthem at the Winter Olympics last year. She brings her pop and jazz style to Cambridge’s Regattabar on Thursday at 7:30PM.
If it’s country blues that you prefer, get over to Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, CT to see Dickie Betts & Great Southern perform on Thursday at 8PM.
The same night, beginning at 9PM, The Digney Fignus Band will display their funk/rock repertoire at the Dolphin Striker Restaurant in Portsmouth.
The 9th Annual Flora in Winter festival begins Thursday and runs through Sunday the 30th at the Worcester Art Museum. The museum is open by 11AM each day and closes at 8PM except for Sunday (5PM).
Jan. 24 thru 27 links: http://portcitymusichall.com, www.mechanicshall.org, www.portlandsymphony.org, www.clubpassim.org, www.regattabarjazz.com, www.infinityhall.com, www.dolphinstriker.com, www.worcesterart.org.