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Events - 13 Jan 19

The PCA season runs annually from September to June. In addition to the events on this page, the PCA hosts recurring classes and workshops listed in the menu.

Concerts/ Shows  Community Events  Classes

Theatre  Art Gallery

Sun, Jan 13

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Family Barn Dance

Caller: Jacob Bloom

Our Sunday afternoon Contra Dance series is family-friendly, features live music, and is held twice a month, with rotating callers. The Sunday sessions are open to children. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled afternoon or evening of dancing and music in a friendly, informal atmosphere. No experience necessary.

Sun, Jan 13

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Open mic night

Share a song, tune or poem with a roomful of supportive listeners. All ages and talent levels are welcome.

Past Events

Sat, Sep 8

2:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Songwriter Workshop and Concert

Three accomplished New England songwriters host an afternoon workshop for aspiring or experienced songwriters and an evening concert for all! The workshop is appropriate for both beginning and experienced songwriters. Workshop participants can enter a lottery to perform at the evening concert. Space is limited to 16 people. Concert tickets available separately.

Sat, Sep 29

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

A Night of Laughs with Paul Nardizzi and Rob Steen

Standup comedy returns to the PCA! This year’s show features three hilarious comedians, including headliners Paul Nardizzi and Rob Steen.

Sat, Oct 13

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Hanneke Cassel Trio

SOLD OUT – The one and only Hanneke Cassel has dazzled audiences all over the world with her tender, playful and ferocious fiddling interpreting the most traditional of Scottish repertoire interspersed with her own remarkable and lyrical compositions.

Sat, Nov 17

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Jeff Purchon & Friends

Jeff was signed by EMI Records at the age of 17 and has performed with some of music’s greats, warming up for renowned acts like Black Sabbath, Free, Genesis, Robert Palmer, and others.

Sat, Dec 1

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Jazz Punishers

Nouveau classic jazz with contemporary spice – The Jazz Punishers is a versatile and lively Boston-area jazz quintet of accomplished musicians. The group performs a blend of classic jazz standards from John Coltrane to Ella Fitzgerald, many with a fresh twist, contemporary jazz, and even some R&B.

Sat, Jan 5

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sound Energy

Sound Energy is a dynamic, Boston-based string trio committed to exploring new sounds, new collaborations, and new music. With a repertoire spanning Anton Webern to Andrew Norman, Sound Energy stands at the forefront of a new generation in contemporary music.

Sat, Jan 12

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Delta Generators

Delta Generators

The Delta Generators promise to kick away the winter blues by generating plenty of heat from their mix of Delta and North Mississippi blues, rock, funk, soul and rootsy Americana!

Sun, Jan 27

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Rieko Aizawa, pianist

Rieko Aizawa, pianist of the Horszowski Trio based in New York City, celebrates Mozart’s birthday with a solo piano recital featuring Mozart, Chopin, and Debussy.

Sat, Feb 2

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Rebels

Yeah, the waiting is the hardest part…for “The Rebels” premier performance at the PCA! Join us for an evening with The Rebels who have, in a timely way, perfected the catalog of Tom Petty music.

Sat, Feb 9

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Phill Argyris Quintet featuring George Garzone and Phil Grenadier

The music of the Phill Argyris Quintet is clearly defined by a strong connection to the American SongBook and Jazz tradition. Innovative original compositions are part of the group’s core concept and explorations.  Swinging hard with a deep focus on melody, the group aspires to offer something for all listeners.

Sat, Mar 9

7:30 pm

Chick Singer Night 2019

Chick Singer Night (CSN) is the nation’s original and longest-running annual songfest and showcase for women. Join us at CSN Boston to hear great local and regional talent of all ages – all proceeds to benefit the PCA.

Sat, Mar 16

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kurganov-Finehouse Duo: "The Deep"

Lauded by FanFare Magazine for “smoldering intensity…Kurganov’s and Finehouse’s recital brings together a wide variety of styles, rendered with an effervescence and panache”

Sat, Mar 16

7:30 pm

Indian Classical Santoor/Tabla

Discover the ancient music that inspired some of John Coltrane’s best work and was made famous by Ravi Shankar at the Monterey Pop and Woodstock festivals. One of the world’s great musical traditions, North Indian or Hindustani music features exciting melodic and rhythmic improvisation freed from conventional western harmony.

Sun, Mar 17

3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Four-hand piano music: Mozart to Piazzolla - Bonnie Anderson & Stella Owen

Co-Artistic Director of the Piano Series, Bonnie Anderson, will be joined by Boston pianist, Stella Owen, for a fun afternoon of music for four-hands. The performers will give an overview of piano duet-playing in the United States, beginning the afternoon with Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 (third movement)

Sat, Apr 6

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

An Evening With Don White

Back by popular demand. If you laugh and cry within the same ten minutes, you either need a vacation or you are sitting in the audience at a Don White show.

Sat, Apr 13

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Love Dogs

Back by overwhelming demand, The Love Dogs make their winter appearance at the PCA.

Sat, Apr 27

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Low Lily

The string and vocal group Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music. Twice-nominated for the 2019 Independent Music Awards, voted #1 Most Wanted at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY), and with two #1 songs on international folk radio, as well as multiple nominations for two New England Music Awards!

Sat, May 18

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Anderson, Rudolph: Favorite pieces for cello and piano

Back by popular demand, Shay Rudolph and Bonnie Anderson present a delightful program featuring Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and Nadia Boulanger

Sun, Jun 2

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


World-class Celtic music by Farsan, all proceeds to benefit the American Diabetes Association

Sat, Jun 15

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Indrayuddh Majumder, Sarod

Indian Ragas - Indrayuddh Majumder (Sarod) and Nitin Mitta (Tabla)

Enjoy an evening of soulful north Indian classical ragas by one of the most accomplished Sarod exponents of his generation.

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