Saturday, February 05, 2005

Ida & THALIA ZEDEK at Museum of Fine Arts SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2005

Sunday, February 20, 2005, 8pm - Remis Auditorium at the Museum Of Fine Arts:

Ida, with guests THALIA ZEDEK (in collaboration with filmmaker Suara Welitoff) and Jodi Buonanno (from the Secret Stars)

Tickets are $15 ($12 for seniors, museum members, and students with ID) available online or at the door, same prices.

This show was postponed from the January 22 blizzard. We (the Thalia Zedek band) will be performing with a backdrop of films by artist Suara Welitoff.

Over the past decade, New York City's Ida has mapped their own space in the American underground music scene, defying easy categorization with unpredictable, emotionally charged, frequently memorable live shows, and a series of distinctly voiced records. Driven by three strong singer songwriters and telepathic musicianship, Ida has never accepted the straitjacket of resting on their accomplishments. After a long touring hiatus, Ida will again return to the road this winter. Their new album, Heart Like a River, will be released February 22, 2005.

Quoting Carly Caroli, Boston Phoenix about MFA music series:
Although the MFA has a long history of programming jazz, classical (with the resident Museum Trio and other performers), and world-music concerts, the museum has received an infusion of fresh blood with the arrival of new concert coordinator Dan Hirsch, who in addition to DJing an experimental-music show (Mid-Ear Collision) at MIT’s WMBR also curates film and music programming at Roxbury’s Berwick Research Institute and helms the improvised music series Non-Event. Hirsch, who replaces Thérèse LaGamma and will be reporting to the MFA’s long-time respected film and concerts curator, Bo Smith, says the museum is looking "to bring in a more diverse audience than was typically coming to museum events." The MFA, he adds, is "really excited about bringing in new audiences and pushing the envelope a little bit. We’re looking at other institutions — the Walker [Art Center, in Minneapolis] and MassMOCA and the Brooklyn Academy of Music — who’ve done some great programming. I’d like to see the concert programming be at the same level as the film programming."

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