Concerts

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NORTHAMPTON:
Beethoven and Beyond
HVGO @ Northampton First Night 2016
4pm and 5pm
Sweeney Concert Hall at Sage Hall
Smith College

TICKETS:
To attend First Night events you need to purchase a First Night 2016 Button:
available here- http://nohoarts.org/buttons

In the splendor of one of Western New England’s finest concert halls, the HVGO  will premier Peter Blanchette’s arrangement of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony Allegretto in addition to works of Philip Glass, Gustavo Santoalalla and 90s electronica DJ known as Japanese Telecom. Who else but the HVGO brings such a satisfying and eclectic program?

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Palmer_Historicla and Cultural CenterPALMER:
Palmer Historical and Cultural Center
Saturday, January 17, 2015 •  7:30PM
2072 Main Street, Three Rivers, MA

TICKETS:
$12 Advance ~ $15 at the Door
Advance reservations information:
www.palmerhcc.org
or 413 289 9295 or phcctickets@gmail.com

Also known as Harmony Hall, the Palmer Historical and Cultural Center is a fabulous place to hear live music. HVGO  appears in a debut engagement, presenting music of Philip Glass, Gustavo Santoalalla, Bach and Bartok.

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BRATTLEBORO:
Hooker-Dunham Theater, Brattleboro, VT
Saturday, May 10, 2014 •  7:30PM
139 Main St # 407 

Presented by the HVGO and Hooker-Dunham Theater. HVGO  appears in a return engagement, hoping to sell the house out as we did last year, in the excellent Hooker-Dunham Theater, same program as Northampton concert below.
Show at 7:30pm • $12 students, $15 adults
For our Brattleboro show, purchase at the door or online

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NORTHAMPTON:
Sweeney Concert Hall at Sage Hall, Smith College
Friday, May 9, 2014 •  7:30pm
Presented by the Northampton Center for the Arts
and with special sponsorship from Peoples Bank
HVGO returns for our Annual Spring Concert event.

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NORTHAMPTON SHOW TICKETS: $15 adults, $12 for students/children available at the door and online through Brown Paper Tickets.

HVGO’s annual spring concert features an expectedly unexpected program of music from minimalist composers Philip Glass and Arvo Pärt, 18th century Scottish dance music of Nathanial Gow, instrumental arrangements of songs by critically-acclaimed midwest rockers Wilco, and of 80s England’s  The Smiths, along with more surprises from the renaissance to the 21st Century.
Now in its fifth season, HVGO pushes the music of Philip Glass further with arrangements of his Metamorphoses I & III for piano. Blanchette on HVGO’s embrace of Glass: “He came of age as an artist in the 60s in America, so perhaps it is no coincidence that the patterns in Glass’ music are very similar to riffs in guitar-driven rock music. The meditative state one arrives at, if one plays Glass with that all-important balance of alertness and relaxation, gives his music a naturalistic quality that belies the almost manic, mechanical structure of his pieces.”
This performance is made possible by generous support from PeoplesBank.

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Black Birch Vineyards, Southampton, MA
Friday, June 21st, 2013 •  6:30-8:30PM
139 Main St # 407 (Directions)

 

Help Black Birch Vineyards celebrate the Summer Soltice! The Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra, a true avant-garde community orchestra will perform at Black Birch Vineyard on Friday June 21st from 6:30-8:30. Cover charge – $10. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on and enjoy the music. The Laughing Tomato Mobile Wood Fired Pizza will also be joining us. (Raindate: June 22nd) See you then!

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Hooker-Dunham Theater, Brattleboro, VT
Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 •  8PM
139 Main St # 407 

Presented by the HVGO and Hooker-Dunham Theater. HVGO ventures north of the border (the Massachusetts border!) to lovely Brattleboro Vermont for a first-time billing in the excellent Hooker-Dunham Theater, same program as Northampton concert below. Show at 7:30pm Tix $12 students, $15 adults at the door or online here.


Plenty of tickets still available at the door!
ONLINE TICKETS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.

If you’ve purchased tickets online, they will be held as will-call at the Box Office at Hooker-Dunham Theater Gallery. Box Office opens at 6PM.
Doors open at 7:30PM.

 

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The First Churches of Northampton, MA
Friday, Apr 26, 2013 •  7:30pm
Presented by the Northampton Center for the Arts
HVGO returns for our Spring Concert event.

Music of Russian composers Shostakovich and Moussorgsky,
early 16th century French dance music like you’ve never heard it before!
Premiere of Frank Wallace’s Nuevas Cantigas, arranged by music director Peter Blanchette, and much more as HVGO rocks and hums in springtime in the beautiful sanctuary space of the First Churches of Northampton, right in the center of town.
Show at 7:30pm Tix $12 students, $15 adults at the door.

Plenty tickets still available at the door!
ONLINE TICKETS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT.

If you’ve purchased tickets online, they will be held as will-call at the Box Office at First Churches. Box Office opens at 6PM.
Doors open at 7pm.

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The Arts Block Café, Greenfield, MA Friday, Feb 15, 2013 •  8pm
HVGO comes to Franklin County for a Valentine’s Day weekend show at the lovely and intimate Arts Block Café, right in the center of Greenfield.

From Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir to Moussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, from Philip Glass’ opera Satyagraha to film score genius Gustavo Santoalalla’s themes from The Insider, and from JS Bach to Bela Bartok, the orchestra will rock and serenade your post-Valentine’s Day afterglow, or help you drown out memories you’d rather forget!

Show at 8pm Tix, $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Chocolates and flowers optional.

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The Flywheel, Easthampton, MA Friday, Feb 17, 2013 •7pm

 

HVGO returns to Easthampton’s vanguard art venue on the Sunday night of a three day weekend, (next day is Presidents’ Day!), rounding out our Valentine’s Day weekend shows.

Last year’s show was packed. Be sure to grab your tickets right away!- notes
Same repertoire as our February 15th performance.
Show at 7pm Tix $10, door sales only.

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First Night Northampton 2013- Dec 31, 2012, 4pm & 5pm

 

Sweeney Concert Hall, Green St., Northampton, MA
HVGO returns to the fantastic-sounding Sweeney Concert Hall for two First Night shows, at 4pm and 5pm. Expect the unexpected, from Bach to Frank Zappa and delightful stops between in Russia, Mexico and the Middle East. First Night 2013 button required for admission.

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HVGO at Springfield Public Library- Nov. 25, 2012, 1pm


The magnificent Central Library building, finished 100 years ago this year.

Springfield City Library, Central Library Rotunda Room
220 State Street, Springfield, MA
HVGO performs at the Springfield City Library’s Central Library Centennial Series, a free Sunday concert series celebrating the 100th birthday of the magnificent library, whose central building was built with significant support from Andrew Carnegie. HVGO will play music of Dimitry Shostakovich, Philip Glass, Gusatavo Santoalalla, Modeste Moussorgsky, J.S. Bach, and a surprise or two from the pop music canon.

Concert at 1pm, doors open an 12:30pm
Free admission

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