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Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica @ Nave Gallery

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica @ Nave Gallery
Friday, November 2, 2012: 8:00-9:30 pm

Venue: 617.593.3744

Buy tickets online (recommended) at

$15/advance, general admission.
$5/under-18 (w/ adult ticket, available at door only).

Boston’s Best World Music Act’s Fall 2012 concert comes to the Nave Gallery for the first time!

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica…just about all the original stars of exotica … are gone — here, at last, is their successor.” -Huffington Post
Referencing the exotica of Martin Denny, Milt Raskin, Tchaikovsky, and Shostakovich among others, Mr. Ho’s, Orchestrotica–as a vibraphone quartet–presents an original third-stream collection of updated jazz, chamber, and world music reaching towards the South Pacific via Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Latin America. Led by, multi-percussionist, vibraphonist and composer Brian O’Neill (Mr. Ho) the group normally features bass flute/woodwinds (Geni Skendo), percussion (Noriko Terada), and acoustic bass (Jason Davis). This concert will feature special guest and frequent collaborator Tev Stevig on oud.

While the “deliciously demented and entertaining” Orchestrotica (The Wall Street Journal) does perform classics by the original artists of the exotica style, the group focuses on “serious jazz and chamber-music writing” (Boston Herald) written by O’Neill that is highly influenced by his fifteen-year career as a versatile percussionist. The quartet often reinterprets classical melodies, improvising over them and adding exotic sounds from around the world leading AllAboutJazz to say, “…if John Zorn is an exotica Picasso, O’Neill is his Georges-Braque counterpart [and] may be, in the long run, a stronger exoticist than Zorn.” In June 2011, they released their debut quartet CD, Third River Rangoon, which the Boston Phoenix called “…a rigorous classical-jazz hybrid…” and the Huffington Post called named it one of their “Top 10 Albums for 2011.

The CD continues their Exotica for Modern Living series, which opened with The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel, their 23-pc big band formation performing the lost space-age pop music of Esquivel. This debut CD was also one of the Huffington Post’s “Top 10 for 2011,” a “Top Album for 2010” at AllAboutJazz, and received four stars from the Sunday London Times.

…marvelously flexible unit…“–The Boston Globe
…incredible musicianship…“–Downbeat

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Our 2012 Live Events Season at The Nave has begun!

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Check us out!  We’ve already kicked off our 2012 / 2013 season and we’ve got some interesting events coming up.  You can always count on us to bring you the finest in locally produced alternative and thought provoking entertainment!

Our first really big weekend begins in November:

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7pm
PONG, a film from Nepal

Friday, November 2, 2012, 8pm
Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica

Saturday, November 3, 2012, sometime around breakfast time
Nave Gallery Pancake Breakfast (details to follow)

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 7pm
Cambridge Chamber Singers

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 7pm
Jason Anderson’s Sixth Annual Good Cheer Festival!

More details about these events coming soon!

Jason Anderson + Friends at The Nave

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

28 August 2009, 7:30pm:  Jason Anderson + Friends at The Nave

FREE!!!  (donations accepted to support The Nave)

An intimate evening of music, community and friendship.
The first set will be a collaborative, in-the-round, song share featuring some of the nicest, most talented folks in the northeast seacoast area, including Nave favorite Gregg Porter, Guy Capecelatro III, Djim Reynolds and Juliet Nelson.  After a short break, Jason will play the second set: a group sing along for everyone in attendance. Come ready to smile, to sing, to make some new friends, and to remember just how special–and intimate–live folk music can be.

Jason Anderson’s Website

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Upcoming Gig – Metal & Glass Ensemble at Weirdstock

Friday, August 14th, 2009

This is an opportunity to see the Metal & Glass ensemble perform a short piece (30 minutes is a brief performance for Metal & Glass.  Extremely brief!) at the three day long Weirdstock Experimental Music and Art Festival at the Cambridge, MA YMCA Theater, 820 Massachusetts Avenue.  Metal & Glass’s show is at 4pm on Sunday, August 16 at 4pm.  Details about Weirdstock can be found on the Whitehaus Family Record website.

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And here’s the very cool Weirdstock poster: