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Fall 2014 ABD performances





Wed., Sept. 24 at noonKillian Hall (14W-111)
Hannah Loomis, Vocals; Daniel Padgett, piano

Originally a pianist, Hannah spent many years performing on several other instruments including marimbas, French horn, tenor sax and electric bass before finally landing happily as a singer. She’s classically trained and has enjoyed singing with varied groups, from big band, rock, and folk, to opera, Bulgarian, and choral music. Hannah currently performs with Viriditas, a women’s a capella group focused on medieval and Renaissance music. She has a BA in music from Hampshire College where she concentrated on performing and composing, and also studied jazz piano at Rutgers College. She loves exploring music with complex rhythms and microtones!



Wed., Nov.5 at noonKillian Hall (14W-111) Michael Yarsky

Yarsky (b. 1987) is a Boston-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  He has written several indie-rock tunes for The Wakes before venturing into solo, flamenco-infused indie folk. In addition to being an accomplished bassist for pit orchestras and jazz trios, he performs his work solo or with accomplished composer and tenor Saunder Choi. He is a classical guitar enthusiast, a fervent admirer of Bartók, and a former student of Berklee professor David Newsam. He is thrilled to be playing Killian Hall again!


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Wed., Nov. 12 at noonKillian Hall (14W-111)
Andrew V Bohachewsky

Pianist Andy Bohachewsky will be performing a selection of jazz standards and original compositions, arrangements and improvisations on the piano.





Wed., Dec. 3 at noonKillian Hall (14W-111)
Peter Allen
- On piano and vocals, Peter will perform his program, WHOLLY WORD: Selections from the King James Holy Bible set word for word to original music.Peter's program will include selections from the Psalms, the Proverbs, the Prophets, the Gospels, and the Epistles.
Refreshments served prior to the show.




Mon., Dec. 15 at noonWhitehead Institute auditorium, Main and Vassar Streets
Meridian Singers

A-caroling we will go:  Carols through the ages

Meridian Singers, an a capella chorus open to all in the MIT community, is a perennial feature on the ABD calendar, but for this concert is being featured as part of the Whitehead Institute concert series. 





Wed., Dec. 17 at noonKillian Hall (14W-111) Georgiana MacReynolds

With a woodwind quintet of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn. They will play classical works from the standard woodwind quintet literature and some fun arrangements.

ABD is a subcommittee of the Working Group on Support Staff Issues (WGSSI), and is funded in part by WGSSI, the Council for the Arts at MIT and MIT Human Resources.

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