Gammons Series kicks off at Groton School

GROTON -- Mark your calendars for Groton School's free Gammons Concert Series, beginning Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., with Nedelka & Friends, featuring Nedelka F. Prescod, vocalist, arranger, songwriter, social activist, and founder of the Progression Community Youth Choir in Brooklyn. She joins George W. Russell on keys, Winston MacCow on electric bass, and Sean K. Skeete on drums, performing songs by Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Pharrell, Harold Arlen, Burt Bacharach, Kirk Franklin, Richard Rodgers, and others.

All Gammons Concert Series shows will be held in the Gammons Recital Hall at Groton School, 282 Farmers Row and are free and open to the public.

The Berklee Performance Center is the venue for Bridge the Gap’s Icons: The Music Lives On
The Berklee Performance Center is the venue for Bridge the Gap's Icons: The Music Lives On

Other dates are: The Boston Cello Quartet on Jan. 8, 3 p.m.; Stare into the Sound on Feb. 6, 7 p.m.; and Groton School's music faculty on April 17, 7 p.m.

Berklee and Boston Conservatory students perform


Julie Ziavras
Julie Ziavras

BOSTON -- Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee will present their first-ever Bridge the Gap show since the merger of their schools. Bridge the Gap is a student-run organization founded in 2015 to provide an environment of collaboration and cooperation between the two institutions. Their first show, Icons: The Music Lives On, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center. The concert will feature more than 30 performers represented by both institutions.

Icons: The Music Lives On will feature the music of more than 20 artists who have died in the past 35 years, including Prince, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Kyle Jean-Baptiste.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue. Free for Berklee and Boston Conservatory students with valid ID in advance and $4 at the door.

Greek concert with Julie Ziavras at UML

LOWELL -- The Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts in Lowell presents acclaimed Greek-American soprano Julie Ziavras in an "unplugged" acoustic concert program of Greek classic and popular songs, on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m., at Fisher Recital Hall in Durgin Hall, 31 Wilder St. Ziavras will accompany herself on guitar and is joined by pianist Athena Adamopoulos and bouzouki master Kostas Psarros. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


NECC pre-Election Day concert

HAVERHILL -- In honor of Election Day, the Essex Chamber Music Players in residence at Northern Essex Community College and the Ellipsis Trio of Cambridge will present a concert of music by noted American composers on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m., in the Hartleb Technology Center, 100 Elliot St.

The program includes: "Piano Trio, Op.150" by Amy Beach, considered to be the first established American women composer; "Piano Trio No.2 in B Flat Major, Op. 65" by Arthur Foote; "Three Spirituals for Flute and Piano" by Evelyn Simpson Curenton; "Homage to Poulenc, Mozart and MacDowell for Flute, Cello and Piano" by Emma Lou Diemer.

Tickets will be sold at the door. General admission is $15; NECC students with a college ID and children 8 to 16 years old are free.

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