In celebration of Equilibrium Concert Series’ five-year anniversary, this season features our own EQ Ensemble under the direction of
Matt Sharrock premiering three commissions from New England composers: Peter van Zandt Lane, Clifton Ingram, and Caroline Park.
We will also present concerts by Boston ensembles Ludovico Ensemble and The Fourth Wall Ensemble, featuring works by EQ members
Mischa Salkind-Pearl and Stefanie Lubkowski, respectively.

Tickets are $10 general admission and are sold at the door.
Tuesday, September 8, 8 pm
Davis Square Theater, 255 Elm Street, Somerville:
In the midst of their project recording works by Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Ludovico Ensemble opens Equilibrium Concert Series’ season with a performance of Salkind-Pearl’s work in for flute and percussion quartet, as well as works by Vinko Globokar and Fritz Hauser.

Thursday, October 15, 7:30 pm
Central Square YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
The EQ Ensemble premieres Chamber Symphony, a commissioned work by Peter van Zandt Lane, alongside Late Night Banter by Aaron Jay Myers, Bliss Whispers by Stefanie Lubkowski, and a work by Eun-young Lee.

Friday, December 4, 7:30 pm
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 838 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
This EQ Ensemble concert features our second commission for this season, Clifton Ingram’s Fortress of Turns, paired with two of Ingram’s influences, Nomi Epstein’s Sextet, and Drew Baker’s Charon. EQ composers Dan Lewis’ The Way We Wander and Mischa Salkind-Pearl’s A Poppy of Erasure are also featured.


Spring concerts include:

  • Hybrid arts ensemble The Fourth Wall Ensemble with the Boston premiere of Vassal of the Sun, Boston composer Stefanie Lubkowski’s multi-dimensional exploration of ambition and mortality in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
  • An Alvin Lucier Portrait concert.
  • The EQ Ensemble in a premiere of a commissioned work from Caroline Park.

Dates and locations for our spring concerts to be announced.

Bassoonist Chris Watford is joined by EQ veterans Transient Canvas, performing music by Beau Kenyon and world premieres by Timothy McCormack, Zach Sheets, and Scott Wollschleger.

EQ 4.6 // matter | Chris Watford + Transient Canvas
Monday 6/1, at 8:00 | Davis Square Theatre [map]
$10 | drinks served

Watford + TC 6_1_15

Pianists Karl Larson and Andy Costello play a split bill show at the Lily Pad. Daring performers tackle virtuosic new music—come for one or both sets, grab a drink and socialize.

Larson//Costello – split bill
Tuesday 5/12 | Lily Pad Gallery [map]
7:00pm – first set; 8:00pm – second set
$10 | drinks served

Larson:Costello 5_12_15

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Two shows in March start our 2015 season. We received wonderful support in our recent Indiegogo fund-drive, and we’ve got a busy spring season to show for it!

Diagenesis (soprano Heather Barnes and cellist Jennifer Bewerse) offer a program of commissions and quirky classics on 3/6 at the Lilypad in Cambridge. [diagenesis on fb]

Boston Modern Brass returns (joined by C. Neil Parsons) to preach the cause of new brass music at Boston Conservatory’s Seully Hall on 3/17. [bmb on fb]

Diagenesis Duo 3_6_15Boston Modern Brass 3_17_15

We can’t wait to bring these two amazing ensembles to you—join us!

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

Sound Energy Poster 10_4_14

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 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…