A classical-ish performance series taking place the first Sunday night of every month at the Aeronaut taproom in Somerville, shining a light on the pleasure of collective listening. No stodginess. No competing sound. Just shared music, beautiful beers, and wonderful people.
Drop your days and distractions. Recharge your beauty batteries. Listen for the pindrop!
Sunday, May 5, 7pm
pindrop sessions season 2 finale: the senses of summer
Mary Bichner, synaesthetic composer
Margot Rood, soprano
Phoenix, Aeronaut's orchestra-in-residence
Aeronaut taproom / 14 Tyler Street, Somerville
In a sprawling season(al) finale, Aeronaut will close the second season of the pindrop sessions with THE SENSES OF SUMMER. It's a multi-sensory smorgasbord of music, color, and taste; an unprecedented collaborative event, a feast for the senses, and a perfect welcome to summer! We'll be treated to a first in the United States: a classical work commissioned by a brewery.
With a gorgeous, evocative text by poet James Agee, composer Samuel Barber's Knoxville, Summer of 1915 is one of the unquestioned masterworks of 20th century vocal composition. Joining us to perform this piece will be soprano Margot Rood, hailed in The New York Times and one of the top classical vocalists in America.
Boston-based composer Mary Bichner is a synaesthetic, meaning that when she hears sound she sees color, and vice versa. Ms. Bichner's new work Senses of Summer sets the very same Knoxville text, and is specially commissioned for this evening. It will be played by the phenomenal Phoenix, AERONAUT's official Orchestra-in-Residence for 2018-2019. Finally, the brewery will pair these culinary and musical delights with a specially-brewed Strawberry Vanilla Milkshake IPA beer inspired by Agee's text.
As if that weren't audacious enough, Aeronaut's neighbors (and recently announced James Beard Foundation semifinalists) Tasting Counter will design a tasting menu inspired by Mary Bichner's compositional color palette.
WCRB is proud to partner with Aeronaut and support this unique concert series. For a full list of events, visit the Aeronaut website.