As the perception of Fort Point as a rich landscape for the arts and dining deepens, many tourists and local professionals are curious to learn more. Please join Boston Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for two unique multi-media concerts, each to be coordinated a different custom-designed tour of Fort Point/South Boston/Seaport restaurants and sites. The performances will feature string quartet, guitar, vocalist and five professional dancers. The Ragazzi-Michelin duo will join us again, playing an exiting blend of contemporary jazz and South American music. The first concert will be on Atlantic Wharf, across the channel from the Children’s Music. We thank the watersheet activation fund and Boston Properties for their support. Our second summer concert tba at Gillette Park in late July/early August, so stay tuned!
“These two outstanding musicians take the guitar piano duet to the highest level, playing with power, passion and virtuosic wit. They don’t accompany each other in the traditional sense, so much as they melt together into one inspired voice.“ -WICN.ORG radio Jazz for New England
Claudio and Nando have performed with and written for the orchestra for previous performances. Boston Virtuosi’s musicians are the finest free-lance string players in the city, performing with Boston Pops, Ballet, and other orchestras all over New England.
The project has an intriguing twist: We are choosing pieces with well-shaped and visual phrases, such as the Boccherini “Fandango” for string quartet and guitar to support distinctive dance accompaniment. The performance will include choreographed dancers, directed by talented Fort Point Choreographer Kristen Fumarola, an accomplished improvisational dance specialist and authentic movement facilitator. What makes this performance unique is that each dancer will be dressed in the same color as their corresponding musician. This creates a blending of artistic mediums, where each instrument is individually interpreted in a dance, which is also part of a larger, cohesive performance piece.
In partnership with well- known “HipHost” tour guide Bill Hall, Boston Virtuosi is designing two cutting edge “Fort Point restaurant crawls”, which will culminate in two free public concerts, the first on the water at Atlantic Wharf and the second, still in the planning stages at Gillette park on the Channel.
We are reaching out to select restaurants that represent the best of Fort Point Channel and the Seaport district. As of May 27th we have Blue Dragon, Pastoral, Tavern Road, Barlow’s, Gather, and Bee’s Knees. This concert series is designed to promote the district’s cultural vitality with live music. Ticket price is 65.00 and there will be discounted group rates as well. Bill’s “HipHost” tours have ranged from Beer and Chocolate tours of Boston, to Paul Revere tours; quirky historical walks through the North End incorporating iconic bars and bistros. His North End tour focuses on locally owned spots and fun ways the entire neighborhood ties together.
Bill has been featured on NPR and the Improper Bostonian, among others.
We look forward to bringing this exiting event to our neighborhood. Please contact us directly with any questions and we look forward to speaking with you soon.
Cameron Sawzin Executive Director/Cellist
Tel 617-737-1117 Cell: 617-797-2307 Email