EQ//Offstage is back, and we’re thrilled!

Begun last season, Offstage events are separate from our main season concerts—they are more casual, salon-style events where attendees socialize, relax, imbibe, and take in some fantastic music. All events are BYOB, and free, so bring some friends! Watch as we announce more EQ//Offstage events throughout the season.

This season, we start with KO’FA, an impetuous and daring duo of saxophone (Kent O’Doherty) and drums (Frank Aveni). Incorporating their diverse musical backgrounds, KO’FA will play and improvised set that promises to offer the continually unexpected. We hope you can make it!

EQ//Offstage : KO’FA
Saturday 11/15 at 8:00pm (7:30pm drinks)
in Jamaica Plain (for directions, please visit our FB event page)
free | $10 suggested donation | BYOB

KO'FA 11_15_14 Poster

Equilibrium opens our fourth season with a brash and daring program from Sound Energy, a string trio taking on today’s most adventurous composers. Micah Brightwell, violin; Ashe Gordon, viola; and Rob Mayes, cello, bring their deep musicality to a program of music by Boston’s Marti Epstein and John Aylward, as well as Jeffrey Mumford and Alfred Schnittke.

10-4// Sound Energy
Saturday 10/4 at 8:00pm
Friends Meeting at Cambridge | 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge 02138 [map]
$10 admission

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Join Equilibrium for a special fundraiser event and support our upcoming 2014-2015 season! There will be live music, refreshments, and the opportunity to chat with the composers, performers, and organizers from Equilibrium. We will be presenting music by some of our organizers, performed by members of the EQ Ensemble. Come learn more about what we do, share your ideas and experiences, and just have a great time with all of us from Equilibrium!
Wednesday, July 30 | 6-9pm
At the home of Dr. Harold Bursztajn
A minimum donation of $150 is requested.
To RSVP, please make an advance donation to our Fiscal Sponsor, and send an email indicating your attendance to equilibriumconcertseries@gmail.com. Directions and address will be provided upon receipt.

Equilibrium is proud to present outstanding cellist Jennifer Bewerse in a solo recital. A former Boston resident, Jennifer made her impression on the local scene with her exquisite playing and bold programming. Works by Bach, Britten, Mac Low, Oliveros, Saariaho, Lucier, Lachenmann, and Salkind-Pearl.

CELLO// Jennifer Bewerse
Friday 7/11 at 8:00pm
Houston Hall @ Boston Conservatory
free | suggested donation $10

Jen Bewerse Poster 7_11_14

The EQ Ensemble concludes the 2013-14 season with an eclectic mix of pieces that share a palpable, kinetic energy. Ranging from frantic to reflective, the program features the music of four composers dear to Boston: Lee Hyla, Evan Ziporyn, Dalit Warshaw, and Aaron Jay Myers.

Kinetics — EQ Ensemble
Wednesday 5/14, 8:00pm
Davis Square Theatre | 255 Elm St. (downstairs) Somerville


We’re getting ready for our back-to-back concerts this week: string quartets at the edge, and multi-faceted trumpets. Please join us for both!

LE MORT — Semiosis String Quartet
Wednesday 4.23, 8:00 pm | Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St. downstairs Somerville | $10

EQ//composer-on-stage — Jason Huffman/Travis Alford, trumpets
Thursday 4.24, 8:00 pm | The Green Room, 62 Bow St. Union Square Somerville (bus: 87, 91, 69) | free


Semiosis Quartet takes the string quartet to the edge with Henryk Górecki’s intensely instrospective String Quartet no. 2 ‘Quasi una Fantasia’, John Zorn’s brutal The Dead Man, and local composer Stefanie Lubkowski’s reserved and enticingly patient This is the light of autumn….

Trumpeter/composers Jason Huffman and Travis Alford have paired up for our second Composer-on-Stage event, part of a mini-series which highlights composers’ unique interpretations. This program features a wide range of works, from Stravinsky and Wolpe, to explorations by Huffman and Alford themselves. They are joined by Yoni Kahn on horn, Zoe Kemmerling on viola, and Emily Koh on bass.

See you there!
you can be hip and rsvp here. it’s what the cool kids are doing…

We’re gearing up for our back-to-back percussion concerts, this Friday and the following Monday. These two events will offer percussion at is most diverse: the political, theatrical, social, emotional, mechanical, and comical come together in these performances. Please join us!

EQ//OFFSTAGE — Trevor Saint, glockenspiel
Friday 3.21, 7:30 pm | The Space, 128 Brookside Ave Jamaica Plain (T: Greene Street) | free

This salon-style event is half concert, half party, and like all good parties EQ//OFFSTAGE is BYOB and BYOFriends. Doors at 7:30 // music around 8:00. rsvp here!
Come fashionably early for drinks, and overstay your welcome to schmooze!


Monday 3.24, 8:00pm | Davis Square Teatre, 255 Elm St. downstairs, Somerville | $10
rsvp here!

Program will include the eponymous Okho of Iannis Xenakis; a new work by rising Boston composer Victoria Cheah; and Richard Burkhardt’s massive, theatrical Great Hymn of Thanksgiving.Image

Boston Modern Brass returns this Friday night, presenting a concert of commissions and unlikely masterpieces. Please join us—this won’t be your typical chamber concert!

Boston Modern Brass – Round and In-Between
Friday 2.21, 8:00pm | YMCA Theatre, 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge | $10Image

As 2013 winds down, all of us at Equilibrium want to extend our deep gratitude to all who supported us this year. The local arts thrive on the enthusiasm of listeners like you.

In 2013 EQ presented no fewer than nine concerts, performing to packed houses and critical acclaim. We presented world and local premieres, provided the impetus for numerous commissions, and exposed hundreds of people to rarely-heard music.

Looking forward to 2014, we couldn’t be more excited. Stay tuned as we plan to announce a full spring season of six programs at different venues, featuring familiar faces and EQ first-timers. On our concerts this spring you’ll hear virtuosic brass quintets and theatrical percussion trios, massive chamber works and intimate solos. Please join us as often as possible in 2014—we work hard to keep our concerts inexpensive and accessible, so bring a friend, or just tune in online!

Finally, as the fiscal year draws to a near close, please consider a donation to support our efforts this next year. All donations are tax-deductible when contributed through Fractured Atlas, our fiscal sponsor. You can easily make a one-time donation, or you could consider a monthly recurring donation (for the cost of one coffee a week, you could greatly facilitate the production of a large program!). Any amount helps, and it always appreciated.


From all of us at EQ, Happy New Year! We’ll see you in 2014….

KOEK:PILOT is happening tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Aliana de la Guardia and Kent O’Doherty have prepared not so much a concert as a complete event. Be sure not to miss it!

For those of you who can’t join us at the theatre, we have prepared a Livestream feed for you to watch the entire concert live as it happens. Please join the event and tune in tomorrow at 7:30pm. (We know there are some out-of-towners among you).

See you then,
Team EQ