Carriage House Concerts @ Gore Place

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.


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Cochran-Wrenn Duo
Classical music for flute and guitar
Tuesday, July 24 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.

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.

The Cochran-Wrenn duo maintains high standards of excellence with each new performance through their diligence and thoughtful programming. Read more




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The Hoot Owls
Old-Timey music trio
Tuesday, August 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.

The Hoot Owls (Celeste Frey, banjo; Ruth Rappaport, quitar and Mark Wholley, fiddle) return presenting a spirited evening of lively hoe-downs, breakdowns, and country songs with great harmonies. The down-home music they play will have you singing along and dancing in your seats! Read more




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Bill Staines
Folk singer and songwriter
Tuesday, August 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.

For more than forty years, Bill Staines has traveled North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses.

A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960’s and for a time, emceed the Sunday Hootenanny at the legendary Club 47 in Cambridge.

Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer. Read more




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Emerald Rae
Singer, songwriter and fiddler
Tuesday, September 11 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.

Emerald Rae creates a groove-heavy sound reminiscent of old country blended with the intricacy of Celtic fiddle and rocked-up droning accompaniment.

Complemented by sultry vocals and introspective lyrics that mirror old folktales, Emerald Rae brings the fiddling-singing combo to a whole new plateau. Read more




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Jamie Balmer
Classical music for guitar
Tuesday, September 25 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.

Guitarist Jamie Balmer has worked for over a decade with Duo Orfeo — a group lauded as “brilliant and wild thinking artists,” and “among the premiere ensembles that is defining 21st-century performance practice.”

Jamie’s first solo concert at Gore Place will feature a program titled The Silence Before Bach, exploring the extended world of J.S. Bach’s solo instrumental music — its antecedents and the contemporary music it has inspired. Read more




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Pajunen/Brynnel Duo
Traditional Scandinavian music
Tuesday, October 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.

With deep roots in the Swedish and Finnish folk music traditions, Sara Pajunen and Sunniva Brynnel perform both traditional music from those two countries as well as original music.

Singing in Finnish, Swedish and English, the duo brings to the stage their musical backgrounds and passions. This will be their premiere concert at Gore Place! Read more




Sylvia Berry
Tuesday, October 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.

Philadelphia native Sylvia Berry has performed extensively at home and abroad as a soloist and chamber musician. Hailed by Early Music America as “a complete master of rhetoric, whether in driving passagework or [in] cantabile adagios,” she is known not only for her exciting performances, but for her engaging commentary about the music and the instruments she plays. Her disc of Haydn’s London Sonatas – recorded for Acis on an 1806 Broadwood – garnered critical acclaim. A review in Fanfare enthused, “To say that Berry plays these works with vim, vigor, verve, and vitality, is actually a bit of an understatement.”




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Music of the Misty Isles with O’Carolan Etcetera with Michael O’Leary
Irish songs and tunes
Tuesday, November 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.

The Anglo-Irish ensemble, O’Carolan Etcetera, plays toe-tapping fiddle, flute, guitar, and hurdy-gurdy tunes. For this concert, balladeer Michael O’Leary and his bodhran joins them for laments, lullabies, and love songs for this performance.




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Colleen White and Sean Smith
Tuesday, November 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.

Colleen  White and Sean Smith are of different generations, but find common ground in their love of the music of Ireland and the UK.

They’ve performed at Club Passim as part of BCMFest, the Dorchester Irish Heritage Festival, Newton Free Library, St. John’s Coffeehouse (Arlington), Open Book Coffeehouse(Canton) and the BeBop. Check out their website at




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