Season 45

Dinosaur Annex presents its 45th season with music rooted in inclusivity. Combining unusual venues with re-imagined traditional art forms gives a platform to underrepresented voices and listeners in the contemporary musical arts.

This season is made possible by generous support from the Alice M. Ditson Fund; the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; and New Music USA

Playdate

In response to the difficulties parents encounter when seeking family-friendly concerts that aren’t only designed for children, “Playdate”
encourages parents and children to discard typical concert etiquette by not worrying about “silence” or sitting still. The audience is free to move around while parents maintain a safe yet liberating environment. In partnership with Rock & Roll Daycare, this informal daytime performance welcomes audience members of all ages.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 @11:00am
Rock and Roll Daycare
535 Cambridge St., Cambridge
Free

Program

Pauline Oliveros – Sounds from Childhood
Jen Wang – Occlusions for solo cello
Peter Maxwell Davies – Solita for solo flute and music box
Lou Bunk – Six Pococos for solo cello
Jean Ahn – Lasso, Lassus for viola and cello
Loretta Notareschi – Swerve for clarinet, viola, cello (Dino commission)

Musical Puppets, Reimagined Voices: Shadows and Objects

Join us on Fri. Mar. 6 at First Church in Boston for our second event, “Musical Puppets, Reimagined Voices: Shadows and Objects.” Puppeteer Anna Wang and Co-Artistic Director Hubert Ho collaborate on a new piece based on 13th-century Chinese stories from 24 Filial Exemplars, with additional texts on contemporary Asian-American themes. Iranian composer Bahar Royaee and shadow puppeteer Deniz Khateri collaborate on Leylie, a feminist retelling of a Persian folk tale that newly depicts the title character as complex, nuanced, and strong.

Friday, March 6, 2020 @7:30 pm
First Church of Boston
66 Marlborough St., Boston
$25 general admission; $15 students/seniors 65+

Program

Bahar Royaee – Leylie
Hubert Ho – He Lay on Ice in Search of Carp and other Filial Exemplars
Daniel Bernard Roumain – Filter

Artifice / Nature

~ co-sponsored by the Waterworks Museum ~

 

On Sat. May 9, Dinosaur performs “Artifice / Nature” at the Waterworks Museum, which looks out at Chestnut Hill’s historic reservoir. Inside are dazzling 19th-century steam-driven water pumps that long ago provided Boston’s water. The environment as well as the music you will hear – works that contrast abstract physical phenomena with purely representational ones – remind us of the inevitable tension between humans and nature.

Saturday, May 9, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon St., Chestnut Hill
$20 general admission; $10 students/seniors 65+

Program

Mei-Fang Lin – Friction for flute and viola
Kui Dong – Pangu’s Song for flute and percussion
Stefanie Lubkowski – Right now, in a second for clarinet and marimba
Anthony Green – Movements in Movement and Sound for marimba and objects

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