Interlude: February Roundup and March Events

Hello readers! Another month is upon us. In February we had two great programs at the YMCA. The first was by the Wenham Street Brass, in an educational concert for the Y preschool. I’ll publish pictures of the event as soon as I am able. One picture is up at the Wenham Street Brass website. The second performance was by Dan Flonta, our new violin teacher.

A bit of A Street propaganda

Dan playing for an interested audience member.

Wayne Shen, our first violin teacher, recently left us to head up an entire school’s music department in Tuscon, Arizona. We wish him the best of luck in his new job, and we thank him for the wonderful teaching and help he brought to A Street since we opened in September 2010.

That being said, our teachers are involved in a ton of different concerts in March. I am unsure when our next A Street Music event will be, but I’ll keep everyone posted. We will be having a student/faculty recital in the late Spring, and I’ll get dates to you as soon as I know them. Please check out the list of performances below, and help support greater Boston’s local musicians!

March Teacher Performances…

March 3 – 12:30pm
Nick Dinnerstein with pianist Pei-yeh Tsai
Goddard Chapel, Tufts University

March 3 – 9pm
Geni Skendo
Berklee Performance Center
136 Mass Ave, Boston, MA

March 5 – 6:30pm
Bülent Güneralp on drums with Caddy and the Devilles
Quincy Point Congregational Church
444 Washington Street, Quincy, MA

March 5 – 9:30pm
Geni Skendo
Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

March 6 – 3pm
Bülent Güneralp singing opera selections
Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave, Belmont MA

March 13, 3:00pm
Nick Dinnerstein with pianist Pei-yeh Tsai
Somerville Library
79 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA

March 15 – 8pm
Michael Thomas with Jason Palmer and the Public Option
Sculler’s Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA

March 17 – 8pm
Andrew Gushiken and Justin Stanley
with the Wenham Street Brass
Piece Hall at New England Conservatory

March 18 – 8pm
Geni Skendo
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

March 20 – 3pm
Justin Stanley with Kammerwerke
Eliot Church of Newton
474 Centre Street, Newton, MA
March 22 – 8pm

March 26 – 6:30pm
Una Serata Incantata: Bulent Guneralp
149A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

Dates throughout March
Ken Freeman and his band, Wishful Thinking

Wednesdays in March – 9pm
Paul Chase
The Burren
247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA

Other News…

New album by Michael Thomas
The Long Way
Available at

Geni Skendo has composed a new method book called “A Flute Workbook: Exercises compiled from modes used by Olivier Messiaen.” It can be easily used on any instrument, and it’s a very interesting book. Check it out in the store or order one online at


About Justin Stanley, Teaching-Artist
I'm a musician and educator based in Boston, MA.

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