Born on St. Patrick’s Day and hailing from Ireland’s County Wicklow, Hozier was raised on the building blocks of popular music: rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, and all of the stuff stretching from Chicago to the Delta. He fronted his first soul band when he was 15-years-old, taught himself to play guitar and piano, and went to study music at Trinity College, where he played with the Trinity Orchestra, leading its forays into the world of classic rock.
Hozier dropped out in order to achieve a full-time focus on his creative process and has worked with assorted producers at various studios, but his musical identity has been forged in his simple attic studio—a place where Stevie Wonder and Billie Holiday are revered alongside James Joyce and Oscar Wilde.
Established in Boston in 2004, the Fenway Recordings Sessions is a regular concert series featuring a mix of established acts and the best new and developing indie artists playing in the city’s clubs, along with occasional special guest DJs.
Marimba Ensemble will perform "Marimba Phase" by Steve Reich and "Vertical River" by Blake Tyson. Percussion Ensemble will perform "Mercury Rising" by Nathaniel Daughtrey and "Septet" by Daniel Levitan.
Composers of Color is a collective group of composers brought together to discuss and explore the creative conditions of the music of composers of color in the marketplace, academy, and concert world.
The concert will be made up of works by 21st-century composers of color. Concert works ranging from art songs, solo instrumental, and chamber pieces representing a broad range of cultural expressions, styles, and contemporary compositional approaches will be performed.
The Dwele Ensemble, directed by Tia Fuller, features the music of neo-soul artist Andwele ‘Dwele’ Gardner. Musical director and bassist Alissia Benveniste combines the instrumentation of four vocalists, three trumpets, two keyboards, one trombone, guitar, and drums to create unique arrangements of Dwele’s music.