The Advent Library Concert Series
has Concluded.

The Advent Library Concert Series officially began in January 2010 with a benefit concert for the survivors of the Haiti Earthquake. Its final concert was on Veteran’s Day, 2016. A Heartfelt THANKS to all who performed, attended, and contributed various efforts and support over the years. It has been a wonderful run and I will miss welcoming you all to that enchanted space. Best wishes to everybody- I look forward to finding you and the music and the arts
throughout Boston in the new year, and beyond. – Matt Samolis







 January 27, 2017 CANCELLED:
Sound Energy trio

Sound energy
Micah Brightwell, violin
Ashleigh Gordon, viola
Benjamin Swartz, cello

Triad Choir
Abigale Reisman
Abigale Reisman-2

Friday, February 24, 2017  CANCELLED:

Kathy Olson & co.
hop trio photo
The Olson Pingrey Quartet
Hofbauer/Olson/Pingrey Trio
Friday, March 31
Mark Harvey
Megan Mizanty & Sara Weaver

Friday, April 28, 2017  CANCELLED:

Marco Fusi
 Sonic Liberation Players
 Nicole Parks
Friday, November 11
Valerie Thompson

new pieces for cello & voice
Greg Kowalski
‘Play’ by Samuel Beckett
Directed and performed by Greg Kowalski
Sound Design by Dave Seidel
Interactive system and visuals by Greg Kowalski
Dei Xhrist (W2)
Junko Fujiwara (W1)
Gregory Kowalski (M)
Big Fuzzy

Friday, October 14:AaronLarget2016

Aaron Larget-Caplan
music for solo guitar by John Cage & others
with guest, Matt Scutchfield, violin
Carolina Hengstenberg
Carolina Hengstenberg_
‘Days of Autumn’, for flute, guitar, cello and  bass.
‘Albayzin’, for solo guitar (William Bueno)
Elka Bong:
Walter Wright & Al Margolis
electroacoustic spontaneity
Eliot Cardinaux
poetry and projection

Friday, September 23:

Brian Friedland  & co.
Household Items Orchestra
Quartet of Happiness

 Friday August 5, 8:30pm

Hiroshima/Nagasaki   71st Anniversary Commemoration Concert

A new meditative soundscore for large ensemble

Matt Samolis, Peter Warren, Thadd Comstock – bowed cymbals
Matthew Azevedo, Clifton Ingram, Stefanie Lubkowski,
Michael Rosenstein, David Russell – electronics
Marti Epstein – organ
Daniel Lewis – vibraphone
Margaret Cejan, Allison Dobbs, Nicole Parks – violin
Eve Boltax, Matt Scutchfield, Abby Swidler – viola
Benjamin Swartz – cello
Anthony Leva – bass
Ryan McGuire – bass

Friday, May 13:

 Moses Buyondo
Veronica Barron
Dylan McKinstry 

Friday April 15
‘New Music of our National Parks’
Music by the Landscape Music Composers Network
Experience sonic impressions of Grand Canyon, Zion & Yosemite National Parks!
Works by:
Rachel Panitch
Nell Shaw Cohen
Linda Chase

Performers include:
Cardamom Quartet
Devin Ulibarri, guitar
Alicia Mielke, flute

Friday, March 18:
Robert Simonds, violin
Orlando Cela, flute
9th Ear Ensemble
Leslie Ross (ME)
w/Janet Underhill
-bassoon music-

Friday, February 19:

Matt Sharrock & Amy Advocat

Transient Canvas
Amy Advocat, bass clarinet
Matt Sharrock, marimba
Sean Ali – upright bass
Leila Bordreuil – cello
Joanna Mattrey – viola
William Kenlon
– solo compositions –
Grant Bingham, bassoon
Michael Dobiel, alto sax


Friday, January 22:
Improvised music and concepts
w/ Andria Nicodemou & co:

Andria Nicodemou (vibraphone & tapes)

Brandon Lopez (bass) & Andria Nicodemou (vibes)

Alec Harper (tenor sax), Brandon Lopez (bass), Andria Nicodemou (vibes) & guests

Thread Ensemble & The Audience
Abigale Reisman (violin), Rachel Panitch (violin), Andria Nicodemou (vibes/percussion)

Friday November 13:

Strings Theory Trio
Julius Eastman ‘Stay On It‘ {1973}
Ensemble led by Paul Pinto/Gelsey Bell (NYC)
Anastasiya Dumma, guitar
Abigale Reisman, violin
Catherine Siller
solo performance “Applying Myself”

Friday October 23:

Matt Scutchfield
Shaw Pong Liu
New Thread Quartet (NYC)

Friday September 18:
Tyto Alba Quartet:
Dei Xhrist, voice
Matt Samolis, flute
Thadd Comstock, microtonal guitar
Ryan McGuire, bass
Randy Pingrey & Tom Plsek, trombones


Friday August 7, 8pm
Hiroshima / Nagasaki
70th Anniversary Observance Concert
Elizabeth Reian Bennett
Michiko Kurata
Aaron Caplan-Larget
Bowed Metal Music
Chorus Boston

 This concert is a small part of
70 Years: Never Again- Hiroshima/Nagasaki Week in Massachusets “,
A multi-day series of events, marches, and memorials sponsored by
MA Peace Action. 

Friday May 15, 8pm:

Moses Buyondo, Ugandan ritual music

Mark Berland, guitar
Vessela Stoyanova
, marimba
Kristen Lamb, upright bass
George Lernis, percussion
-Trad. and contemporary Balkan musics-
Matt Samolis, flute
Eric Rosenthal,  singing bowls and percussion
– Ganamurti transpositions – 

Friday April 17, 8pm:

‘New Music from Hartford’

curated by Ling-Fei Kang/ Charles Huang

Friday, March 6, 8pm:

Kirsten Dye,  flute
Rachel Barringer, cello
Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar
Tim Feeney, percussion

Friday February 20, 8pm:

Matt Sharrock

Friday January 16, 8pm:

Elizabeth Erenberg & Maria Finkelmeier
Eva Kendrick
Natura Morta (NYC)

Friday November 21, 8pm:

Eric Hofbauer Quintet:

‘Quintet for the End of Time’
Eric Hofbauer, guitar
Todd Brunel, clarinets
Jerry Sabatini, trumpet
Junko Fujiwara, cello
Curt Newton, percussion

Peter H Bloom Ensemble:
‘Ablaze She Came in the Dream’,
by Peter H Bloom
Peter H Bloom, flutes
Anastasiya Dumma, electric guitar
Frank Grimes, viola

‘Love Cries, Love Survives’,
by Stephen Stanziano 2013
Paraphrases on ‘Vocalise’ by Walt Whitman
Dan Zupan, alto flute
Matt Samolis, C flute
Peter Bloom, bass flute
‘In The Till’
Peter H Bloom, flute
Anastasiya Dumma, electric guitar
Dan Zupan, bass clarinet

Friday October 17, 8pm:

DedalusDedalus Ensemble (France)
Counting to Seven, by Tom Johnson
EMU perform ‘EVERLAST’
( Joe Burgio & Paul Kafka- Gibbons; movement/text/sound)
Thadd Comstock (solo microtonal guitar compositions)

September 12, 8pm:

curated by Steve Norton- 
Ricochet (Steve Norton -reeds & Noell Dorsey -voice)
Jesse Kenas-Collins, trumpet etc
Dei Xhist, voice  etc / Matt Samolis, flute etc
Tom Plsek, trombone
-more TBA-

Friday May 16th, 8pm an evening of intercultural music:


Naftule’s Dream + Moses Buyondo Trio w/Tom Malone & Sean Mannion + Curt Newton

Friday, April 25, 8pm

Arcadian Winds Vanessa Holroyd, flute Jane Harrison, oboe Mark Miller, clarinet Laura Carter, horn Janet Underhill, bassoon

Semiosis Quartet 

 Nicole Parks, violin Natalie Calma, violin Eric Hollander, viola Bryan Hayslettcello

Friday, March 14, 8pm $10. suggested donation

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D’Anna Fortunato, mezzo soprano Peter H. Bloom,  C and alto flutes, baritone sax

The Crystalline Ship by Karl Henning {text by Leo Schulte} Toward Myself  by Matt Samolis {text by Leah Goldberg} Vowels  by Daniel Pinkham {text by Anonymous}

Pi Approximations for soloist (2014), by Matt Samolis Pre-Amnesia, by Lee Hyla Selected violin duets  by Luciano Berio (transcribed for viola and alto saxophone) Mary Joy Patchett, saxophone Eve Boltax, viola

Jason Belcher, prepared autoharp

Friday, Feb 7, 2014  8pm

$10.suggested donation

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Eric Hofbauer Quintet

The Eric Hofbauer Quintet

Friday November 29, 8pm: Garrison Fewell & friends!


Friday, Nov 8, 8pm $10. suggested donation


Elana Bell, poet reads from her recent work + Eight Poems as Five songs,  (2013) from ‘Eyes, Stones’; for voice and viola by Matt Samolis {settings of poetry by Elana Bell} Suzanne Lis, soprano Eve Boltax, viola

Oboe Duo Agosto Ling-Fei Kang, oboe Charles Huang, oboe and English horn. Ling-Fei and Charles Portrait by David Macbride (b. 1951) Dove Songs by Daniel Morel (b. 1981) Mandarin Ducks by Phil Salathé (b. 1976) Various Techniques by Ryan Jesperson (b. 1981)

All the pieces are commissioned by Oboe Duo Agosto.

Friday, Oct 18, 8pm

 The Yorick Follies

FiLmprov The Yorick Follies, by Kate Matson, filmmaker with improvisation by:

FiLmprov Ensemble:


Friday, Sept 13, 8pm _dsc1146-edit Bethe Abby Swidler- violin & voice Jacob Means- mandolin & voice Daniel Pencer- saxophone, flute & clarinet

A.C.T.F.M” by Arian Shafiee (premiere performance) Daniel Pencer-tenor saxophone

‘A Night in…. ‘   by Yasmine Azaiez Yasmine Azaiez-violin

Leah Henessy Suite for Solo Voice Learning to say No

New work by Tony Leva Tony Leva, sintir w/Nate Greenslit, cajon Vessela Stoyanova, clarinet Matt Samolis, fluteFriday, May 10, 8pm  $10. suggested donation ‘World Music’

Phil James Phil Nyokai James

Moses Buyondo

Moses Buyondo Ugandan instrumentalist with Tom Malone and Sean Mannion


Jeni Jol Duo, Tev Stevig and Brian O’Neill


Jerry & Lisa Leake, West African percussion, tabla, and voicesFriday, April 12, 8pm $10. suggested donation -New music-

Mary joy PachettMary joy Patchett, saxophone


Eve Boltax, viola

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASimon Linn-Gerstein, cello

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALily press, harpFriday,February 22, 8pm $10. suggested donationWilliam Kenlon Mimi Rabson’s Strings Theory Trio Valerie Kuehne Jack Wright Trio

Friday, January 18, 8pm $10. suggested donation 3 Whisper Solos with Rebecca Wellons, saxophone/ Todd Brunel, clarinet/ & Matt Samolis, flute. Music by Pamela Marshall and others + Noel Dorsey, voice Ashley Addington, flute Jerry Sabatini, trumpet Rachel Barringer, cello Junko Fujiwara, cello

Program includes: Four Richard Brautigan Poems (2010) Joel Roston Land Meeting Sky (1987) Edie Hill Examinate Variations -premiere- (2012) Pamela Marshall Steep Steps for solo bass clarinet (2001) Elliot Carter Mercury, Angels on Strings, & Jupiter (2011) Jerry Sabatini Canal (2010) Matt Samolis

Friday, October 19, 8pm $10. suggested donation Variations for Just Intoned Trio: Petaluma Vale, harp Randy Winchester, tuned glass Matt Samolis, flute

Empty House Cooperative David Michael Curry, viola etc Jonah Sacks, cello etc

JaJuNo Trio Noell Dorsey, voice Jules Vasylenko, reeds James Coleman, Theremin

Friday, September 21, 8pm $10. suggested donation

FiLmprov animated films of choreographed found objects by Kate Matson with live musical improvisation by the FiLmprov ensemble Peter Bloom, flutes and saxophones Dan Zupan, clarinets and saxophones Rob Bethel, cello Mark Harvey, trumpet, music director

Paul Pinto & Jeff Young (thingNY) “Jeff Young and Paul Pinto, Patriots, Run for Public Office on a Platform of Swift and Righteous Immigration Reform, Lots of Jobs, and a Healthy Environment” An opera by Paul Pinto and Jeffrey Young scored for violin, voices, percussion, a turntable, and a lot of cardboard boxes, this short theatrical work is a satirical take on a political campaign, simultaneously  focusing on issues of immigration and national identity.

International Flute Army Andrea Okerholm William Kenlon Kate Riegle-van West Peter H Bloom Geni Skendo Kate MacAloney Matt Samolis

Friday June 22, 8pm $10. suggested donation World Music

Moses Buyondo Ugandan drumming + Phil Scarffsaxophone Jerry Leake tabla + The Other Georgia David Gillman, Joel Sindelar and Jim Desmond / + Ayumi Ueda voice Bhrigu Sahni guitar

Friday, May 18, 8pm $10. suggested donation acoustic drone music Metal & Glass Quartet: Peter Warren Heather Townsend Randy Winchester Matt Samolis Melanie Hedlund Friday, April 27, 8pm: New Music Concert for Solo Instruments

Jennifer Slowik, oboe Livia Lin’s Ju Michael Dobiel, saxophone tba

Eve Boltax, viola Gyorgy Kurtag’s Signs Games

Karl Henning, clarinets Karl Henning’s Irreplaceable Doodles, Op.89 Studies in Impermanence, Op.86

Tom Plsek, trombone Malcolm Goldstien’s Naming Song Stephany Tiernan’s Stereophonic Suite David Miller’s Counting Her Dresses Joanne Rice’s …sometimes she speaks the truth… …sometimes he doesn’t…

Tony Leva as the Interlocutor

Friday February 24th, 8pm: Painting White Shadows -text generated performance art trilogy-


Sara June, movement Steve Norton, reeds, celeste Morgan Evans-Weiller, violin Veronica Barron, voice Melanie Hedlund, voice Jessica Newman, voice Troy Kidwell, voice Tony Leva, prepared upright bass

+ Lucio Menegon, singing bowls

Friday January 27, 8pm New Music Concert

Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar

Aaron Larget-Caplan

Cancion de cuna* (2011) by Hayg Boyadjian (b. 1938)

Upward* (2011) by John McDonald (b.1959)

Lullaby in Three Voices* by Alan Fletcher

A Child Sings at Thanksgiving* (2010) by Demetrius Spaneas (1969)

Summertime by George Gerswhin /arr. Toru Takemitsu

Tracing a wheel on water (2003) by Kevin Siegfried (b. 1969)


Ashley Addington, flute Rachel Arnold, cello

Ashley Addington & Rachel Arnold

“Llef” by Hilary Tann (1988)

“Ancient Places” by Charles Turner (2011) I. What Province? II. Some Horsemen III. Women of Algiers IV. Terpsichore V. Cambodian Dancer VI. Your Memory *voice: Naomi Gurt Lind

“Hacked” by Matt Samolis (2011)

“Mirrors” by Kaija Saariaho (1997)

“Verse I” (Sea Nocturnes) Hafliði Hallgrímsson (b. 1941)


Vortex other Dimension Ensemble Todd Brunel, clarinets Garrison Fewell, guitar Rob Bethel, cello Forbes Graham, trumpet John McLellan, drums

November 11, 8 pm: contemporary chamber music

Arcadian Winds:

Vanessa Holroyd, flute Jane Harrison, oboe Mark Miller, clarinet Laura Carter, horn Janet Underhill, bassoon

-Woodwind Quintet (1988)              Chen Yi -Fayv [Objective] (2010)  Intermezzi  Alexandra Fol Boston Premier -Cantos for Solo Horn (2004)               Paul Basler -A Bell Ringing in an Empty Sky (1998) adapted Janet Underhill -Music for Wind Quintet (2008)      Whitman Brown World Premier I II III IV V -Interstellar Call (1974)                    Olivier Messiaen -ca10mins (2000)                     Mark Miller

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