Season 43

Dinosaur Annex continues its well-established reputation for bringing the best of contemporary chamber music to the public. We are delighted to welcome composer Hubert Ho, who takes over the reins from Emily Koh in joining Sue- Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin as Co-Artistic Director. A faculty composer, pedagogue, researcher and performer at Northeastern University, Hubert brings enormous experience, knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm to our organization.


Our 2017-18 season kicks off on November 17 by looking both backwards and forwards. We head back to Dino’s earliest days, which were highlighted by an awesome trio of clarinets who were featured by composers William Thomas McKinley, Scott Wheeler and Lyle Davidson. Soprano Jennifer Ashe joins us with her radiant mezzo voice in Davidson’s Furies of Complexity. Then we head into the NOW with works of Yu-Hui Chang, Emily Koh, and Hubert Ho.

Friday, November 17 @ 7:30pm
$20 general admission, $10 students/seniors 65+
Third Life Studio
33 Union Square, Somerville MA 02143

Emily Koh – synpunkt
Scott Wheeler – Fantasy Dances
Yu-Hui Chang – In Thin Air
Lyle Davidson – Furies of Complexity
Hubert Ho – Injection Refraction no. 3
William Thomas McKinley – Paintings No.8

Eco Muse: Sustainable Music/Poetry/Video

Join us for an inspired, unusual evening of music and ecopoetry with Dino accordionist Katherine V. Matasy, Dino violist Anne Black, and Grub Street’s prize-winning poet Allison Adair. You will have a chance to hear a new work by Victoria Cheah, who is a bright star in the rising generation of young composers. 

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Thursday, January 18 2018 @ 7:00pm
$20 general admission, $10 students/seniors 65+
Third Life Studio
33 Union Square, Somerville MA 02143

Victoria Cheah (music) and Pawel Wojtasik (video) – We burned the care of our flies for viola & accordion, *world premiere*
Christopher Trapani – Recession for accordion and live electronics
David Owens – Soliloquy VI for solo viola
Allison Adair – original and curated poems

Conversation Between Ear & Tongue

Come savor musical AND culinary delights at the final event of our 43rd season. You will learn the latest research about the connection between musical listening and taste sensation from neuroscientist Psyche Loui, and after each musical work is performed, you will be served culinary “bites” specially created by chef/gastronomist Jennifer Wu that correspond to each piece. This concert features Dino flutist Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin and Dino cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer, as well as a brand-new work commissioned by Dinosaur Annex from composer Reynold Tharp.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 7:30pm
$30 admission
Third Life Studio
33 Union Square, Somerville MA 02143

Reynold Tharp –  commission for flute & cello *world premiere*
Aaron Einbond – Xylography
Anne La Berge – Revamper
Natalie Dietterich – Bound