The first concert on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 8 pm features Hub New Music, a mixed quartet of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello hailing from Boston. Described by Steve Smith of The Boston Globe as “elegant and exacting,” they will present selections from their program “Pushing Boundaries,” music inspired by the intersection of classical traditions, experimental music, folk, pop, and indie-rock. They will perform Judd Greenstein’s At the End of a Really Great Day, Providence-native Nico Muhly’s I Know Where Everything Is, Daniel Wohl’s Microfluctuations in Plainchant, Mason Bates’s The Life of Birds, and the East Coast premiere of Kirsten Volness’s little tiny stone, full of blue fire, which they commissioned for their 2016-17 season.
This and future concerts take place on the first Friday of each month and are free and open to the public with refreshments provided. The Music Mansion is located at 88 Meeting Street, Providence, RI, 02906 (entrance on the east side of the building) and free street parking is available. Please visit www.musicmansion.org for more details.
About Hub New Music
Hub New Music is a mixed quartet crafting new experiences in 21st century sound. With a unique instrumentation of two winds and two strings, Hub explores a richly diverse palate of newly commissioned and rarely performed works for its non-standard combination. The ensemble's name is inspired by its founding city of Boston, and the notion that a Hub is center of creativity and innovation.
About The Music Mansion
The mission of the Mary K. Hail Music Mansion is to enrich the cultural life of Rhode Island by providing a unique and distinguished concert hall and reception facility in a beautiful, Neo-Georgian manor home, for musical events and other gatherings with a musical component. One of Rhode Island’s cultural treasures for almost a century, the hall has been filled with the sounds of beautiful music, from children playing in their first piano recital, to professional musicians delighting a Sunday afternoon crowd.
88 Meeting Street