Hear new classical music like you've never heard it before: while sipping beer specifically brewed to accompany the music!

Original Gravity partners with Somerville Brewering Company (aka Slumbrew) for this exciting concert featuring the music of Kirsten Volness!

The program will highlight Volness' stirring string music with electronics, and will be paired with a unique beer brewed by Slumbrew. And, for the first time in Original Gravity history there will be food available!

KIRSTEN VOLNESS is a composer, pianist and educator based in Rhode Island. Drawing inspiration from nature, spiritual philosophies, and social and environmental issues, her music draws from a multitude of musical traditions.

She has received commissions from the BMI Foundation, ASCAP/SEAMUS, the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance, and World Future Council Foundation, REDSHIFT Ensemble, and has written for performers such as NOW Ensemble, Colorado Quartet, and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. She collaborates often, as co-director and pianist of Verdant Vibes new music ensemble and concert series, pianist/multi-instrumentalist for new music ensembles Hotel Elefant and Hub New Music. Recent collaborations includeMeridian Project, a multimedia performance/lecture series exploring astrophysics and cosmology.

Somerville Brewing Company started as a husband-wife team driven by the motto “Make good liquids, make good friends." Since its inception in 2011, the brewery has expanded distribution into six states, achieved annual production of over 2,000 barrels of beer and grown from 2 employees to over 35. The recent addition of two retail destinations to enjoy its core brand of Slumbrew beer with innovative food offerings, along with its own Somerville brewery location are milestones along an exciting path of growth.

The Program

To play the music of Kirsten Volness, we are excited to welcome Vellumsound – the resident ensemble of the MFA!


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