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Weekend Concert Series

Castle of our Skins


Sunday, April 21, 2024
1:30 - 2:30 pm



David Baker - “Roots II” piano trio (1992)
Trevor Weston - “Eurythmy Variations” for solo piano (2007)
Shelley Washington - “Middleground” String Quartet (2016)
Hannah Kendall - “Network Bed” for piano quartet (2018)
Brian Raphael Nabors - new piano quintet (2024)

From Castle of our Skins:

“Roots” explores the origins of inspiration, the anchors from where creativity is born. Castle of our Skins, Boston’s concert and education series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music, teams up with critically acclaimed pianist Kyle P. Walker to explore this concept highlighting music from the African diaspora. Color, memory, history, and culture serve as the thread that binds this program featuring a breadth of fresh voices rooted in folk, jazz, classical and contemporary.

Photo by Bearwalk Cinemas


November 15-28, 2023

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Music at the Gardner is supported by Nora McNeely Hurley / Manitou Fund. Hemenway & Barnes LLP is the lead corporate sponsor of the Weekend Concert Series. The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: The Coogan Concert in memory of Peter Weston Coogan; Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; David Scudder in memory of his wife, Marie Louise Scudder; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. Music at the Gardner is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.