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Boston Public Library – Johnson Building [clear filter]
Sunday, December 31
 

1:15pm

Boston Sax Quartet
The Boston Saxophone Quartet is a unique blend of musicians combining a tremendous range of repertoire and individual experience in wind performance. Members of the BSQ have performed with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra and Leading Broadway theaters throughout New England. The BSQ performs for a variety of functions that can run the gamut from corporate sponsors to formal concerts, wedding receptions, etc. offering a wide repertoire: Swing, Ragtime, Jazz, The Beatles ... all the way back to the Renaissance.


The BSQ musicians are proficient on all of the woodwinds including flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. Performance possibilities can include many other wonderful woodwind combinations. 


The "Noteworthy Scholars" is a composition competition in which the BSQ seeks to find the best composers in Boston Public Schools. The winner will get $100 in cash and their piece will be played during the BSQ performance at First Night. Compositions must be submitted to competition@bostonsaxquartet.com by noon on December 1st. 


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Commonwealth Salon Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

1:15pm

ImprovBoston
For 35 years ImprovBoston has been creating memories for families and adults through their hilarious on-the-spot comedy shows. Audiences build the show with professional improvisers taking suggestions and weaving them into a fast-paced, gut-busting blend of scenes, songs and games. ImprovBoston is proud to be back at First Night as part of our nonprofit mission to serve the community through laughter. You can visit ImprovBoston year-round at their home theater in Central Square, Cambridge which hosts shows 5 nights a week including family programming each Saturday and the largest comedy school in New England with classes for kids and adults. Find out more about shows, classes and our school-based anti-bullying programs at www.improvboston.com.


Sunday December 31, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Rabb Lecture Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

1:30pm

Unitas Ensemble
Unitas Ensemble was founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Lina Gonzalez-Granados to bring performances of Latin-American music of the highest caliber to the people of Boston. Unitas performs regular concerts in venues throughout Boston, and collaborates regularly with area Community Groups and Universities. The orchestra has received excellent reviews from the Boston Musical Intelligencer, and has undertaken commissions of new works as well as performances and recordings of repertoire from composers from throughout Latin America. Unitas Ensemble is a committed member of the Boston community, and performs regular outreach concerts to area schools, as well as community events in various locations aimed at enriching the lives of area residents and art-lovers alike.
















unitasensemble.com


Sunday December 31, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Newsfeed Cafe/WGBH Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:15pm

Boston Sax Quartet
The Boston Saxophone Quartet is a unique blend of musicians combining a tremendous range of repertoire and individual experience in wind performance. Members of the BSQ have performed with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra and Leading Broadway theaters throughout New England. The BSQ performs for a variety of functions that can run the gamut from corporate sponsors to formal concerts, wedding receptions, etc. offering a wide repertoire: Swing, Ragtime, Jazz, The Beatles ... all the way back to the Renaissance.


The BSQ musicians are proficient on all of the woodwinds including flute, clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. Performance possibilities can include many other wonderful woodwind combinations. 


The "Noteworthy Scholars" is a composition competition in which the BSQ seeks to find the best composers in Boston Public Schools. The winner will get $100 in cash and their piece will be played during the BSQ performance at First Night. Compositions must be submitted to competition@bostonsaxquartet.com by noon on December 1st. 


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Commonwealth Salon Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:15pm

ImprovBoston
For 35 years ImprovBoston has been creating memories for families and adults through their hilarious on-the-spot comedy shows. Audiences build the show with professional improvisers taking suggestions and weaving them into a fast-paced, gut-busting blend of scenes, songs and games. ImprovBoston is proud to be back at First Night as part of our nonprofit mission to serve the community through laughter. You can visit ImprovBoston year-round at their home theater in Central Square, Cambridge which hosts shows 5 nights a week including family programming each Saturday and the largest comedy school in New England with classes for kids and adults. Find out more about shows, classes and our school-based anti-bullying programs at www.improvboston.com.


Sunday December 31, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Rabb Lecture Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

2:30pm

Katrina Kincade
Katrina Kincade is a third-year journalism student at American University in Washington D.C. She was born and raised in Boston, MA and loves getting to visit her home in Roslindale on school breaks. She is the former Miss Teen Massachusetts United States 2015, and Miss Black Massachusetts Talented Teen 2014. She is also a two-time finalist in the Miss District of Columbia pageants for 2016 and 2017. She's been singing jazz music for 10 years and loves performing for audiences. In her free time, you can find her being the director of social media for the Her Campus chapter at American University, dancing with her college's dance club, or obsessing over baked goods. Her goals are to travel the world and become an investigative reporter for WCVB Boston.
https://twitter.com/KatrinaK97


Sunday December 31, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Newsfeed Cafe/WGBH Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

3:00pm

3:30pm

ImprovBoston
For 35 years ImprovBoston has been creating memories for families and adults through their hilarious on-the-spot comedy shows. Audiences build the show with professional improvisers taking suggestions and weaving them into a fast-paced, gut-busting blend of scenes, songs and games. ImprovBoston is proud to be back at First Night as part of our nonprofit mission to serve the community through laughter. You can visit ImprovBoston year-round at their home theater in Central Square, Cambridge which hosts shows 5 nights a week including family programming each Saturday and the largest comedy school in New England with classes for kids and adults. Find out more about shows, classes and our school-based anti-bullying programs at www.improvboston.com.


Sunday December 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Rabb Lecture Hall Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

3:30pm

Unitas Ensemble
Unitas Ensemble was founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Lina Gonzalez-Granados to bring performances of Latin-American music of the highest caliber to the people of Boston. Unitas performs regular concerts in venues throughout Boston, and collaborates regularly with area Community Groups and Universities. The orchestra has received excellent reviews from the Boston Musical Intelligencer, and has undertaken commissions of new works as well as performances and recordings of repertoire from composers from throughout Latin America. Unitas Ensemble is a committed member of the Boston community, and performs regular outreach concerts to area schools, as well as community events in various locations aimed at enriching the lives of area residents and art-lovers alike. Please visit unitasensemble.com for more information. 


All First Night activities taking place at the Boston Public Library will be ticketed and available prior to each performance on a first come first served basis. Each show has a limited number of tickets available dependent on room capacities. There are no advance reservations available or required to attend, all shows are free. Each show will repeat throughout the day, we encourage you to arrive early to secure your place in line. Stroller “parking” will be available in the McKim building near the children’s activities for your convenience, First Night and the BPL are not responsible for your belongings.


Sunday December 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Commonwealth Salon Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

4:00pm

Katrina Kincade
Katrina Kincade is a third-year journalism student at American University in Washington D.C. She was born and raised in Boston, MA and loves getting to visit her home in Roslindale on school breaks. She is the former Miss Teen Massachusetts United States 2015, and Miss Black Massachusetts Talented Teen 2014. She is also a two-time finalist in the Miss District of Columbia pageants for 2016 and 2017. She's been singing jazz music for 10 years and loves performing for audiences. In her free time, you can find her being the director of social media for the Her Campus chapter at American University, dancing with her college's dance club, or obsessing over baked goods. Her goals are to travel the world and become an investigative reporter for WCVB Boston.
https://twitter.com/KatrinaK97


Sunday December 31, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Boston Public Library – Johnson Building (Boylston Street), Newsfeed Cafe/WGBH Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116