Featuring Classical and Traditional music in a historical, intimate setting.
Enjoy concerts by the finest Classical and traditional performers in our region! People call the beautifully restored 1793 Carriage House at Gore Place “a lovely little music box of a room.” An intimate space (capacity 75) with wonderful acoustics (most performances don’t require amplification), the Carriage House will become one of your favorite venues.
Onsite parking is free and the facility is fully accessible. Tickets available online or at the door. Some shows sell-out. Advance tickets suggested.
Tuesday, January 22 @ 7:30 pm
Award-winning vocalist, performer, and composer Morgan Minsk taught herself piano in kindergarten and composed her first song at age 7. She graduated magna cum laude in 2015 with a B.A. in Music Therapy and a minor in Psychology. While at Berklee, Minsk received several awards, including the Voice Department’s Outstanding Performer Award. She is an accomplished singer-songwriter and has directed, participated in, and composed for numerous wind ensembles, choirs, musical theater productions, jazz, and benefit shows. $16, $13 members, $11 students.
Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen
Tuesday, February 12 @ 7:30 pm
Nathan Gourley was a finalist in the Sean O Riada fiddle competition in 2014 and winner of Boston’s Fiddler of Dooney competition in 2013. He can be seen playing at concerts, ceilis, sessions and festivals in Boston and throughout the United States and Ireland. Laura Feddersen has traveled extensively throughout the country playing and teaching fiddle, and is renowned for her unique and skillful interpretation of Irish, American, and Irish-American traditional music. $16, $13 members, $11 students.
The Foggy Mountain Consort
Tuesday, February 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Foggy Mountain Consort is Boston’s premier R&B band – that is, Renaissance & Bluegrass. This five-member ensemble fuses the delicate beauty of Renaissance music with the inventiveness and energy of fiddle and banjo-driven roots music, with the honest beauty of traditional folk songs. $16, $13 members, $11 students.
Tuesday, April 9 @ 7:30 pm
Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae brings the duo of strings and song to a new plateau with mesmerizing dexterity. Hailing from the historic fishing community of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Emerald Rae is both a small-town girl steeped in cherished folk traditions and a world-class artist breaking new ground with inventive fiddle effects. A degree in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston gave Emerald Rae the freedom to cast a wide creative net, while her grit and intensity was earned during her twenty-year career as a powerhouse fiddler and dancer. $16, $13 members, $11 students.
Tuesday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm
Internationally respected baroque cellist and violist da gamba Shirley Hunt brings fierce imagination and integrity to the music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and contemporary eras. Praised by The Strad as “stylish and accomplished,” she embraces an eclectic musical life as a soloist and collaborator in the field of early music – performing regularly with Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, Sonnambula, Ruckus, and the Cramer Quartet. $16, $13 members, $11 students.
Tuesday, May 14 @ 7:30pm
Pushing Chain is a folky-tonk duo based in the northern reaches of Minnesota, featuring Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals. Boyd and Adam have been making music together for more than 20 years, and they believe in strong harmonies, sad songs, big laughs, that there are still important songs to be written, and that good music will make strangers share a table.
Pushing Chain’s new album, Sorrows Always Swim, was released in the first week of September, 2018. Produced by Bill Kirchen and Mark Hallman (who are featured on the project along with several more of the best players in Austin, Texas) the album contains 12 original songs that really push the “tonk” of their folky-tonk roots to 11. $16, $13 members, $11 students.BUY TICKETS NOW
Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:30 pm
Highly acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore performs regularly as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. As a solo artist he has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. He has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including Emmanuel Music, the Spectrum Singers, Chorus Pro Musica, Alea III, Boston Musica Viva and Counterpoint. Recent appearances as concerto soloist have been with the Ridgefield Symphony, Vermont Symphony and Symphony by the Sea under the direction of Jonathan McPhee. $16 general, $13 members, $11 students.
The High Strung Strummers
Tuesday, June 11 @ 7:30 pm
High Strung Strummers is a high energy duo that specializes in the old-time dance musicof Appalachia, and the performance of Anglo-American ballads that found their home in that region. Vocalist Sarah Jane Nelson is a multi-instrumentalist and song writer who has been playing traditional music for folk festivals, New England contra dances, and other regional events for over a decade. Cathy Mason is a highly accomplished fiddler and music instructor who has spent more than fourteen years studying Southern fiddle music with the masters of that tradition. $16, $13 members, $11 students.
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Ruth Rappaport and Ben Wetherbee
Tuesday, June 25 @ 7:30 pm
Ruth Rappaport plays traditional American, Irish, and British Isles music. An excellent rhythm guitarist and pianist, she lays down the beat behind some of the best fiddlers, old-time string bands, and other traditional instrumentalists active today. For this show, Ruth teams up with her son, Ben Wetherbee, an exciting fiddler and harmonica player, to perform electrifying Appalachian and Irish music. Hold onto your hats because their music is hard-driving! $16, $13 members, $11 students.
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Tuesday, July 9 @ 7:30 pm
The Cochran-Wrenn Duo presents diverse and engaging programs from the vast repertoire for flute and guitar. From Bach to the Tango as well as the players’ original compositions and arrangements, this ensemble strives not only to entertain, but also to challenge the musical expectations of their audience. Through their diligence and thoughtful programming, the Cochran-Wrenn duo maintains high standards of excellence with each new performance. $16, $13 members, $11 students.
Tuesday, July 23 @ 7:30 pm
Playing a rare and eclectic repertoire on both classical and electric guitars, Duo Orfeo (Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker) is emerging as one of the most distinctive voices in the classical music world. Duo Orfeo draws their repertoire largely from hidden and under-explored byways of western musical tradition both past and present—ranging from Renaissance lute and French Baroque harpsichord music to compositions by such modern masters as Arvo Pärt, Federico Mompou and Valentin Silvestrov—an ever-expanding body of music that includes many of their own arrangements of works written for other instruments as well as works written for the ensemble of guitar duo. $16, $13 members, $11 students.
Tuesday, August 27 @ 7:30 pm
For more than forty years, Bill Staines has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. Bill quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. From the time in 1971 when a reviewer from the Boston Phoenix stated that he was “simply Boston’s best performer”, Bill has continually appeared on folk music radio listener polls as one of the top all time favorite folk artists. Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer. $16, $13 members, $11 students.
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Sinti Rhythm Quartet
Tuesday, September 10 @ 7:30 pm
Sinti Rhythm play gypsy jazz reminiscent of Django Reinhart and Le Hot Club of Paris. the instrumentation of clarinet, lead and rhythm guitars, and string bass, make for a fresh, lighthearted sound and an infectious beat that hearken back to the heyday of classic jazz. $16, $13 members, $11 students.
Tuesday, October 8 @ 7:30 pm
A wonderful trio, O’Carolan Etcetera brings its audience selections from three centuries of traditional instrumental music: early English dance tunes that Jane Austen would have known; Irish jigs and Scottish airs; reels from old New England that set the toes a-tapping; and French Canadian tunes played on the hurdy-gurdy! $16, $13 members, $11 students.
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Tuesday, December 10 @ 7:30 pm
Highly acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore returns with a special holiday program. John performs regularly as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. As a solo artist he has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. He has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including Emmanuel Music, the Spectrum Singers, Chorus Pro Musica, Alea III, Boston Musica Viva and Counterpoint. Recent appearances as concerto soloist have been with the Ridgefield Symphony, Vermont Symphony and Symphony by the Sea under the direction of Jonathan McPhee. $16, $13 members, $11 students.