Times Two is thrilled to bring a percussive program to the Sound Bites series at the MFA. Shining the spotlight on Times Two co-director, Maria Finkelmeier, this program will feature new works from Finkelmeier’s brand new album a line that terminates at the present. A multi-genre representation of her interest in a plethora of current sounds, blending a classical background with electronic beats and pop inspired melodies, the sounds will take the listener on a musical journey as they explore the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art.
The concert will feature percussion quartets performed by Kadence Ensemble inspired by her large-scale score from “Know No.” a commission by the Boston Center for the Arts; marimba, drums, and electronics works featuring Masary Studios; and a collaboration with saxophonist/poet Tim Hall. Album art by Boston-based multimedia artist Elisa Hamilton will also be on display.
About Times Two:
Times Two is a concert series aiming to provide a common space where musicians from different backgrounds come together to share work and ideas. Whether it be from different places, genres, or styles, each Times Two event pairs musicians with distinct voices in a laid back, accessible context. Times Two is curated by Robert Honstein and Maria Finkelmeier, and is a program of Kadence Arts.
About Maria Finkelmeier:
Named a “one-woman dynamo” by The Boston Globe, and Boston’s Best 2018 “Creative Catalyst” by The Improper Bostonian, Maria Finkelmeier is a percussionist, composer, educator, and arts entrepreneur. Maria is an international touring artist, having performed as a soloist, member of numerous chamber ensembles, and percussionist with in the Baltic Sea Philharmonic. As a composer, she’s been commissioned by the Boston Center for the Arts and Illuminus Festival with Masary Studios, Outside the Box Festival, New Gallery Concert Series, Quartet Kalos, and Ensemble Evolution. Founder and director of Kadence Arts, Maria aims to unite the community by providing new experiences to support and encourage an appreciation and understanding of how music impacts and enriches our lives.