Museum of Fine Arts Boston Presents Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld Concerts in the Courtyard Summer Series 2010

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), 2010 Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld Concerts in the Courtyard Summer Series offers an international flair with an exciting range of music from Afro-Latin Dance and Gospel, to Indie and Bluegrass. All concerts take place outside in the MFA’s Calderwood Courtyard on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm from July 7 – August 25, 2010 (if it rains, concerts are moved inside to Remis Auditorium). Bravo Restaurant also opens their outdoor balcony for premium seating (see ticket information for details).

July 7: Jose Conde y Ola Fresca
The summer series will kick off with Jose Conde y Ola Fresca, who has been described as part salsa, part funk and part jazz due to constantly trying to reinvent the sounds and styles of traditional Afro-Latin Dance music.

July 14: Forró in the Dark
Brazilian ex-pats, Forró in the Dark, now based in New York, mix indie rock, funk, jazz, and even country into a unique sound while managing to stay true to the original idea behind Brazilian forró: the dancing.

July 21: Chiwoniso
Born in Zimbabwe, singer/song-writer Chiwoniso performs passionately in both English and Shona, confronting the struggles within her country of Zimbabwe with optimism and talent.

July 28: Drug Rug with tUnE-YarDs
Drug Rug, a Boston-based duo combines their vocals to create a unique folk style with a profound rock influence. This fresh new take has led to a strong and loyal following that continues to expand.
Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-YarDs, has established a unique sound and do-it-yourself technique. For her 2009 debut Bird-BrAins, Garbus recorded ambient sounds, vocals, and a ukulele, then used her laptop to create the album, which was one of Pitchforks’ top 50 albums of 2009.

August 4: Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars
Frank London exposes solid musical commonalties among Gypsy, Jewish and Arabic music. Fusing aspects of jazz, Gypsy brass band music and klezmer, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, combine their knowledge, history and talent to create magical sounds together.

August 11: Buckwheat Zydeco
The preeminent ambassador of Louisiana Zydeco music, Buckwheat Zydeco won the 2010 Grammy for Best Zydeco or Cajun album for his latest album Lay Your Burden Down!

August 18: Cherryholmes
Four-time Grammy nominated Cherryholmes performs their original songs with a traditional Bluegrass groove and powerful vocal harmonies. Winners of the 2005 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainers of the Year award, the six-person family band takes their latest album Don’t Believe even further with their enterprising complex melodies and chord progressions.

August 25: Bullock Brothers and Hot Tamale Brass Ban
Performing Gospel as a family for nearly 60 years and receiving the “Living Legends” award from the House of Blues, the Bullock Brothers continue the tradition that began with “Singing Walter” Bullock of North Carolina, father of the six original members. Now based in Boston and performing throughout New England and their South End community, the Bullock Brothers continue to use music as a tool to inspire.
Led by Mickey Bones, the Hot Tamale Brass Band brings the colorful Dixieland jazz of New Orleans to Boston. Keeping alive the marching band tradition, the Hot Tamales continue to celebrate all aspects of life, bringing their brass to festivals, parades, jazz funerals and concerts along the East Coast.

TICKETS: Tickets are $30 for general public and $24 for MFA members, seniors, and students.
You can purchase tickets:
 Online: www.mfa.org
 By phone: 617.369.3306 during Museum hours
 In person: At MFA ticketing desks
 Ticketing desk and phone hours: Saturday – Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 9:15 p.m.
 All tickets are general admission seating. General admission concert tickets can be upgraded for al fresco dining on the Bravo balcony for an additional $20/person which can then be applied to food/drink from the restaurant. To purchase this upgrade, or for additional information, visit any ticketing location or call 617.369.3306 starting at 2 pm the day of the concert.
A $1.50 per-ticket processing fee applies to online and phone orders. An additional $4.50 fee applies for mail delivery. Tickets ordered within 10 days of a program are held at the MFA and may be obtained at any ticket desk or kiosk.

 The media sponsor for the Elaine and Jerome Rosenfeld Concerts in the Courtyard is The Boston Phoenix.
 The Calderwood Courtyard opens at 6 pm. Courtyard seating is limited; low lawn chairs and/or blankets are recommended.
 Alcoholic beverages may be purchased in the Courtyard; state law prohibits the possession or consumption of alcohol purchased outside of the MFA. All bags are subject to inspection by Museum staff.
 All concerts are wheelchair accessible. For more information call (V) 617.369.3189 or (TTY) 617.267.9703, or e-mail [email protected]

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