About the Program
Let’s get cozy! As we hunker down for November in New England, our Jukebox Quartet (Brooke Quiggins, Laura Markowitz, Stefanie Taylor, and John Dunlop) has prepared a show that’s all about tradition, comfort, and hygge. We’ll be joined by special guest Moira Smiley, whose voice and compositions have been featured in TED talks and on BBC radio as well as at venues from Lincoln Center to Walt Disney Concert Hall. The music we’ll be performing is shaped and inspired by traditions that we all hold dear and bring us joy and warmth.
Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate Pasachi (epitome 1 and 2)
Shelley Washington Middleground
Lembit Beecher These Memories Must Be True
Komitas Vartabed Armenian Folk Songs (Dance from Echmiadzin and It’s Cloudy)
Danish String Quartet Shine You No More
With Moira Smiley
Bela Bartok Rano and Bagpipes
Moira Smiley Sing About It, Days of War, Silverlake
Tickets are $10 general admission, with all students and NVU members free of charge.
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About Moira Smiley
Singer, composer, and song-collector Moira Smiley has sung in arenas, cathedrals, kitchens, back porches, sound stages, and on glaciers. She’s performed with the likes of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tune-Yards, Tim O’Brien, Eric Whitacre, Los Angeles Master Chorale, New World Symphony, Solas, and The Lyris String Quartet. Moira’s original compositions, choral arrangements, and folk music are being sung by millions of voices around the world today.
A vocal polyglot, Smiley’s voice and compositions have been featured in TED conferences, on BBC Radio and TV, NPR, ABC Australia, and live at countless venues from Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to Walt Disney Concert Hall and Royal Festival Hall. When she’s not leading her own vocal group, moira smiley & VOCO, Moira tours and records with pop artist, Tune-Yards; Irish super-group, SOLAS; The Lomax and Folklife Projects; and Billy Childs’ Grammy Award winning “Laura Nyro Re-Imagined”. Moira premiered her solo album ‘Unzip The Horizon’ at the prestigious Savannah Music Festival in 2018, and published its companion choral Songbook in 2019. In February, 2021 she released the vocal album, In Our Voices.
Sponsored by Northfield Savings Bank VSO Innovation Fund