Mardi Gras Concert
6:00 PM18:00

Mardi Gras Concert

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Join BRAI on March 2nd for our first concert at the Harvard Club! Jazz/World Music/Indie ensemble NoMad Dreams will perform classic songs and original compositions from around the US and Europe, together with vocalist Ann Assarsson.

Get into the joyful spirit of Mardi Gras and Maslenitsa (both fall on March 5th this year) with a lively celebration of international music and song, including a reception with hors d'oeuvres and charcuterie. More about the program coming soon!

6:00 pm Doors open (concert takes place in the Bartlett Room)
6:15 pm Reception (cash bar)
7:00 pm Concert begins
8:00 pm Intermission (cash bar)
9:15 pm Concert ends (bar open till 9:30/9:45)

Beads and/or masks and other festive attire are encouraged but not required!

NoMad Dreams is a group of musicians from different corners of the earth who have coalesced as an ensemble in Boston. Together they carry a large suitcase filled with French torch ballads, Middle Eastern tunes and African rhythms, quiet Russian lullabies heard in distant childhood and the Spanish penchant for drama. Their original songs reveal by turns a sense of humor, glimpses of pain and darkness, and a kaleidoscope of diverse music styles such as world music, jazz, cabaret, indie, and pop. Lineup for September 22nd: Pianist Georges Nile, drummer Wing La, bassist Tom Curatolo, and guitarist Chris Brenne. More about NoMad Dreams

Ann Assarsson is a singer and pianist originally from Goteborg, Sweden. Passionate about musical exploration and reinvention, Ann has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance. Her classical training supports a wide repertoire ranging from Opera, Operetta and Art Song to the timeless Jazz of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Ann’s charismatic and personal approach to programming and performance has been delighting audiences from coast to coast for over a decade, often with a variety of outstanding musical collaborators. Ann is following her passion of creating entertaining shows that bring people together to share in a love of music and song.

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