Performance – Maria Finkelmeier: Make Music Boston

Performance, Presentation, Public Art

Performance – Maria Finkelmeier: Make Music Boston

Thu, Jun 21, 2018 7:30 pm-9:30 pm Esplanade
Performance, Presentation, Public Art Thu, Jun 21, 2018
7:30 pm-9:30 pm Esplanade

Northeastern Center for the Arts is pleased to offer creative development support to Water Music, a site-specific, environmental artwork, commissioned as an anchor performance of Make Music Boston, June 21, 2018. “Water Music” was inspired by the Charles River and Handel’s famous piece “Water Music.” Four Boston-area composers, including Northeastern Music Professor Maria Finkelmeier, have been commissioned to create a piece for 50 brass players and singers.

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Maria Finkelmeier

Part-time Lecturer, Music Industry

Named a “one-woman dynamo” by The Boston Globe, Maria Finkelmeier is a percussionist, composer, educator, and arts entrepreneur based in Boston, Massachusetts. Maria is founder and director of Kadence Arts, a non-profit devoted to incubating artistic projects, curating performances, and engaging local communities through music making. Dedicated to shaping the next generation of performers and arts administrators, Maria is a lecturer at Northeastern University’s Music Industry Leadership program, and from 2012 – 2015 she served as the program manager of the Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department at New England Conservatory. Prior to rooting in New England, Maria spent three years in Northern Sweden at the Piteå Institution for Music and Media as an artist in residence.

A nuanced interpreter and creator of new music, Maria is co-founder of the artist collective, Masary Studios. Responsible for turning Fenway Park’s Green Monster into an instrument and projection canvas for Illuminus at HubWeek in 2015, Masary Studios combines music performance with triggered animation. In 2017, Masary Studios was commissioned to create a new work for the historic Cyclorama at the Boston Center or the Arts, in which Maria composed 60 minutes of new music for 8 percussionists and 4 vocalists. She also tours with Quartet Kalos, a Swedish-American band (clarinet, cello, voice, percussion) focused on arranging folk music and commissioning new works, presents a multimedia solo program entitled “#improvadayLIVE,” and performs with Ensemble Evolution and Hub New Music. Maria has also been commissioned to create works for TEDx Cambridge, ArtWeek Boston, and the Outside the Box Festival. As an orchestral percussionist, she has toured throughout Europe and Russia with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic under the baton of Kristjan Järvi.