Small World — Big Ears: Pharos Ensemble & Dunham Shoe Factory at Club Passim
Monday, February 25, 2019
Doors 6PM | Show 7PM
Tickets: $15 / Members Free
Grab 'em here: passim.org/live-music/events/small-world-big-ears
7pm Pharos Ensemble
8pm Dunham Shoe Factory
Pharos Ensemble is named after “φάρος” the Greek word meaning “lighthouse”. The ensemble shines light on the rich heritage of Greek traditional music. It consists of five highly acclaimed musicians and educators, who study their musical traditions in depth and present them in the United States and around the world. The ensemble’s goal, besides performing this music, is to reach, inspire and educate the youth about the values carried by Greek traditional music.
Dunham Shoe Factory:
Dunham Shoe Factory is a collaboration between Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach and Dave Haughey. They are a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion and cello, their music draws from an array of
styles including Egyptian, Jazz, Brazilian, Turkish, Classical and Indian music.
Currently based in New England, individual members have performed in a variety of settings locally, nationally and internationally over the past 25 years. After coming together as Dunham Shoe Factory in 2016, the group has created a unique sound by weaving together the threads of common
experience that exist between the players. Two of them hold masters degrees in music performance, two of them have studied traditional Arabic and Turkish music, two of them have performed with the Paul Winter Consort, and all of them have spent time improvising in a variety of settings.
Dunham Shoe Factory is their attempt to create a new sound that honors the traditions that they have studied and keeps pace with contemporary musical styles. In their short time together, they have released a live recording,
performed in Europe, been selected for a semi-formal showcase at the New England Regional Folk Alliance Convention, been selected for a Sofar Boston performance and played in venues in New England, Boston and NYC. They have received great feedback from promoters and audiences and are hoping to
expand their performance schedule and their reach as they move forward.