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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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 performed 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




Traditional Scandinavian and Celtic music
Tuesday, October 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
$15 general admission, $12 members, $10 students with I.D.
This international trio met as students at the New England Conservatory and will share with you their love for Scandinavian and Celtic folk music. As all three musicians are also improvisers with their own unique approach to improvisation, we’re looking forward to an evening of original and traditional tunes in a playfully improvised setting!

Sunniva Brynnel (SWE) – accordion and voice; Chris Overholser (USA) – violin, viola, mandolin;
James Hazelewood-Dale (AUS) – double bass



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




For information about Carriage House Concerts bookings, email  events@goreplace.org