October 31, 2014

Balkan Romani Vocal Workshop

Eva Salina is one of the leading US-based interpreters and teachers of Balkan Romani songs.  Peter Stan is a Serbian Romani accordionist known equally for his playfulness and innovation as he is for his undeniably soulful, intuitive improvisations.  Together, Eva and Peter draw on a strong musical friendship, the diversity of their creative professional experiences, and their shared love of Balkan Romani music, creating a welcoming space where joy and sorrow seamlessly coexist.  In their performance, mournful ballads nestle gently among songs of celebration, bringing the listener on a journey that encapsulates both the beauty and the complexity of daily life. …continue reading

International Heritage Music Series – Eva Salina and Peter Stan

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8pm Click Here for Tickets Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door. Student Tickets: $7 in advance / $8 at the door A native of Santa Cruz, California, Eva Salina Primack has been immersed in Balkan music and culture since she was a young child. She has studied with some of the greatest living singers of Balkan traditional music. Eva’’s rich, versatile, agile, deep and powerful voice and her enthusiastic, skillful, inspired and inspiring teaching have led her to quickly become a renowned singer, interpreter, and teacher of Traditional Balkan Vocal music. Singing primarily through the traditions of …continue reading

Figures of Speech Theatre: The Distance of the Moon

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Presented by Figures of Speech Theatre with opening guest Plains Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door Click here for tickets The Distance of the Moon is a mixed media adaptation of Italo Calvino’s classic short story. Shadows, puppetry, and actors combine with a sparse, hypnotic musical score to bring to life this surreal tale. Humorous and heartbreaking by turns, the performance explores the beautifully murky depths of pure, unrequited love. The Cast The Moon Mrs. Vhd Vhd, The Captain Qwfwq, The Pilot His Cousin The Ensemble Ian Bannon, Alex Endy, Martha Fournier, Lorenza Lattanzi, Kavi Montanaro, Dylan …continue reading

Spybird Theater: Egg Noir 

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There will be two performances of Egg Noir at Mayo Street Arts on Saturday, November 22nd 2014: an afternoon matinee at 3pm with an audience talkback to follow, and an evening show at 8pm. The matinee talkback will be led by Ian Bannon. $15 in adv/$20 at the door | students $10 adv/$15 door Click Here for Tickets CLICK HERE to see Spybird Theater’s Website Drawing on object theater and puppetry traditions, Egg Noir is a highly visual and distinctly surreal exploration of genetic engineering. A scientist who breeds egg heads, a machine that processes them into eyeballs, and a desert poet who records the eye’s vision, are …continue reading

Spybird Theater: Egg Noir

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There will be TWO performances of Egg Noir at Mayo Street Arts on Saturday, November 22nd: 3pm matinee with an audience talkback to follow led by Ian Bannon 8pm evening show, with a reception with the artist to follow. Tickets: $15 in adv/$20 at the door | students $10 adv/$15 door Click Here for Tickets Drawing on object theater and puppetry traditions, Egg Noir is a highly visual and distinctly surreal exploration of genetic engineering. A scientist who breeds egg heads, a machine that processes them into eyeballs, and a desert poet who records the eye’s vision, are locked into a routine that produces a …continue reading

International Heritage Music Series – Stämbandet

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7pm Click Here for Tickets Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door. Student Tickets: $7 in advance / $8 at the door Join Scandinavian vocal ensemble Stämbandet for a special evening of holiday music and traditions, including a children’s candle-lit Lucia procession bringing light during the darkest time of the year. This captivating vocal band often breaks into six- and seven part harmonies, and has a reputation for excellence both as an a cappella ensemble and a World Music vocal group. Led by Allen LeVines, musical director, Stämbandet performs a wide range of a folk traditions unique to …continue reading

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre: African Adventure Tales

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Saturday February 7th, 10am and 2pm, $5 kids/$8 adults Sunday February 8th, 10am and 2pm, $5 kids/$8 adults Monday February 9th, show times TBA Monday shows are for school groups, please contact: director@mayostreetarts.org to find out more In “Koi and the Kola Nuts,” the young son of a chief sets out on a wonderful journey in search of fortune, carrying only a sack of kola nuts. His kindness to the creatures he meets is rewarded when their assistance saves his life! And in “Anansi the Spider,” we meet one of the most hilarious trickster characters in world folklore! Crabgrass brings these …continue reading

The Squid Jiggers – Live Album & Concert Film Release

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Saturday March 14th, 7:30 p.m., $15 all tickets Click Here for Tickets Join The Squid Jiggers, Maine’s rollicking kings of salty, celtic-inspired folk music, as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend and the release of their first live album and concert film. The evening will include on-stage performances and clips from the film. The Squid Jiggers are Dave Rowe and Troy R. Bennett. They combine their talents on guitar, bass, bodhran, harmonica, accordion and tin whistle. They conjure vocal harmonies as thick as a Maine fog. Rowe grew up on the Maine music scene, learning the music trade literally at the …continue reading

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