Local Music paired with Local Beer

Upcoming Concerts 

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Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:30pm

Departure Duo: Treble Bass & Beer

Turtle Swamp Brewery
3377 Washington St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Returning home to Boston following a tour of Germany, Departure Duo makes their Original Gravity debut this fall! In collaboration with Turtle Swamp Brewery in Jamaica Plain, MA, this program will feature five showstopping works, each paired with a special Turtle Swamp beer!


Depart to a concert experience where colorful extremes are unified in expressive new ways. On Oct. 11, Original Gravity Concert Series and Turtle Swamp Brewery partner together to showcase the music of the Departure Duo. Praised for their "nuance and depth" and their ability to evoke a "kaleidoscope of colors, and the panoply of resonances a listener expects from a larger chamber ensemble" (Cashman Kerr Prince, Boston Musical Intelligencer), this animated "high low" duo is comprised of soprano, Nina Guo, and double bassist, Edward Kass. 

With subjects as whimsical as emojis and as grounded as affirmations of “Yes” this program features works commissioned by the Departure Duo as part of their 30 by '30 project, a commitment to the creation of an undeniable body of repertoire of 30 hours by 2030 of diverse musical voices and styles that can be shared across the world.

Each of the five works will be paired with one of Turtle Swamp’s beers. With beers specially selected to heighten the listening experience, concert goers are invited to sip specific inspired by these new sounds. 


John Aylward - Tiergarten (2018)*
Joseph Bozich - Two Wilde Poems (2018)*
Amy Beth Kirsten - yes I said yes I will Yes (2012)
Emily Koh - emojicons (2018)*
John Liberatore - Plain Truths from Timothy Dexter (2012)

* Commissioned by Departure Duo

Tickets: $20 (includes one complimentary beer); $15 without beer.