8:00 PM20:00

Tanglewood Learning Institute with Bill Barclay and Concert Theatre Works

Semiosis will be in residence at Tanglewood working with Bill Barclay and Concert Theatre Works in partnership with the new Tanglewood Learning Institute. This performance features the work of Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Bologne was a decorated military officer, champion swordsman, acclaimed violinist, composer, and conductor—a true Renaissance man of the Classical period and an artist of color in 18th-century France.

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7:00 PM19:00

You.Have.No.Idea. (Music of Daniel Felsenfeld)

We're excited to invite you to a portrait concert of the music of Daniel Felsenfeld, featuring Semiosis Quartet and Aliana de la Guardia.

Fee: $15 general, $10 student/senior

Venue: Spectrum


You.Have.No.Idea (string quartet)
Just, Seventeen (solo cello)
Sandpit (voice and violin)
Hooked to the Silver Screen (solo viola)
August 28, 2010 (violin and cello)
Of All Those Who Held It Would Come (string quartet and voice)
Air That Kills (solo violin)
On Sleepless Nights (voice and cello)
Living Room Suite (string trio)

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8:00 PM20:00

Semiosis Quartet with percussionist Joseph VanHassel

Featuring performances by Boston’s Semiosis Quartet and North Carolina percussionist Joseph Van Hassel. A part of the Boston New Music Festival. (

Joseph Van Hassel will be playing a program of newly commissioned works for vibraphone and electronics, including the world premiere of "Fracture" by Boston composer Dan VanHassel, as well as new commissions by Mara Helmuth, Drew Krause, and additional pieces by David Macbride and Takayoshi Yoshioka. "Fracture" is a new piece for vibraphone and live electronics inspired by DJs and remix culture. The vibraphone is used simultaneously as an acoustic instrument and a controller for the playback of short samples re-purposed from commercial recordings. Custom software will track and process the playing of the vibraphonist to create a multifaceted relationship between the acoustic sound of the instrument, the sample playback, and live digital processing of the vibraphone. 

Semiosis Quartet will perform:

Ommagio a Gesualdo - Eric Nathan
…the clock is ticking… - Hong-Da Chin
Sivunittinni - Tanya Tagaq (arr. Jacob Garchik)
Death valley Junction - Missy Mazzoli

Admission is FREE!
Funded in part through a Live Arts Boston grant from the Boston Foundation.

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7:00 PM19:00

Percussionisms with Members of Semiosis Quartet

  • 300 Western Ave Allston, MA 02134 (map)
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An evening of music with Percussionisms featuring members of the Semiosis Quartet. 

$10 Dollars at the door.

Directions- Ballroom in Boston, Third floor of the 300 Western ave. building in Allston

Bus Directions-
From the Central stop on the red line take either the 70 or 70A bus to the Western ave opposite Richardson St. stop

By car or uber- Type “Ballroom in Boston” into any navigation app.

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7:30 PM19:30

The Beauty of the Night

Boston New Music Initiative presents a concert with special guests Semiosis Quartet
featuring the music of:

Osvaldo Golijov – Night Prayers
Caroline Shaw – Valencia
Shelley Washington – Say
Ryan Chase – Stargazer
Nickitas Demos – Akathist
Eren Gümrükçüoğlu – Bozkır
David House – Taxi of Midnight
Angela Elizabeth Slater Composer – Night Airs
Angela Elizabeth Slater Composer – Flickering Airs
Ash Stemke – Emergent
Cheng Jin Koh – Kuda Kepang

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8:00 PM20:00

Ogni Suono in Boston w/ Semiosis Quartet

Ogni Suono plays SaxoVoce: album release!
with opening act Semiosis Quartet

8pm (doors 7:45pm)
$10 at the door


SaxoVoce, the duo's new release, features seven premiere recordings of works that explore the wide-ranging musical, dramatic, and theatrical possibilities inherent in the synthesis of saxophone and voice. From haunting whispers to nonsensical shouts, each composer uniquely integrates the human voice into Ogni Suono's playing, and articulates varied aesthetic goals within this unique instrumental context. The composers featured on SaxoVoce are among the leading voices in new music today and have collaborated closely with Ogni Suono on this project. Tonight's concert features pieces by: Kate Soper, Christopher Dietz, Dave Reminick, Chris Fisher-Lochhead, and Erin Rogers.

Formed by Cleveland-based saxophonists Noa Even and Phil Pierick in 2009, Ogni Suono is committed to expanding and promoting repertoire for saxophone duo by commissioning and performing new works. The duo has presented concerts in Europe, Southeast Asia, and throughout the United States. Emphasizing the importance of education, Noa and Phil regularly supplement performances with clinics, master classes, community outreach programs, and presentations.


Semiosis is a local string quartet that cares about representing music from the entirety of their community. Their programming reflects works from composers of diverse ethnicities, stylistic approaches, social standing, identities, etc. Nicole Parks, Kyra Davies, Lauren Nelson, and Allison Drenkow formed Semiosis in 2014. The quartet has been described by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as “astonishing,” and is quickly gaining a reputation as a dynamic ensemble dedicated to presenting the string quartet repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries. Program to be announced soon.

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8:00 PM20:00

New Music Gathering

Semiosis Quartet is fortunate to be premiering Aaron Jay Myers’ new string quartet ‘I’ll Swallow Your Soul” at this year’s New Music Gathering in Boston, MA. We will also be performing Steven Snowden’s Appalachian Polaroids. We are sharing this concert with Eve Boltax, Castle of Our Skins, New Gallery Concert Series, and Dinosaur Annex. 

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1:30 PM13:30

Rescheduled!! Semiosis Quartet at Third Life Studio


Since we had to cancel our concert because of a storm in March, we have rescheduled to April 14th at 1:30pm!

Semiosis Quartet performs at Third Life Studio

Curtis Hughes - String Quartet No. 2

Shih-Hui Chen - Fantasia on a Theme of Plum Blossoms

Jason Huffman - Christmas Tree

Caroline Shaw - Valencia

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4:00 PM16:00

Celebrating with Art

The Boston Sculptor's Gallery hosts us as part of their Second Sunday Concert Series.

The Semiosis Quartet will perform amidst the art of Kirsten Reynolds:  Spin and Waldo Evan Jespersen:  Stretched.

Camila Agosto - Blemish

Stefanie Lubkowski - This is the light of autumn

Caroline Shaw - Valencia

Steven Snowden - Bird Catching from Above

Aaron Jay Myers - Lichens II

Bright Sheng - The Stream Flows

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7:00 PM19:00

Central America/South America/Mexico Project

We will be presenting five pieces from our call for scores for composers from Central America, South America, and Mexico at the New School of Music in Cambridge.

Eva Garcia Fernandez, Abstracta (2015) - Argentina

Luciano Leite Barbosa, Resina (2013/2015) - Brazil

Victor Marquez, Dance Lessons (2014) - Venezuela

Andres Moscoso, Sublevacion (2016) - Colombia

Oswaldo Torres, Syncretic Skin (2004) - Venezuela

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7:00 PM19:00

Chinatown Loft

  • 25 Edinboro Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)
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The Semiosis Quartet presents a concert at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn featuring a premier of Justin Barish's new quartet first snow: butterfly/butterflied... alongside Shawn Jeager's Thy Wondering Eyes, George Frederich Haas' String Quartet No. 2, and Psalom by Arvo Part. 

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8:00 PM20:00

Firehouse Space

The Semiosis Quartet presents a concert at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn featuring a premier of Justin Barish's new quartet first snow: butterfly/butterflied... alongside Shawn Jeager's Thy Wondering Eyes, George Frederich Haas' String Quartet No. 2, and Psalom by Arvo Part. 

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