Dark Dining Room House Concert Series Text Size

Event takes place on March 07, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street, Holyoke

Dark Dining Room brings the intimacy of your living room to the grandeur of Wistariahurst Museum’s Music Room. Concert curators Matthew Larsen and Greg Saulmon will again serve up two courses of amazing local and national musicians for a concert in February and March.

Matthew LarsonThe concert on Friday, March 7 offers Matthew Larsen and the Documents. Sometimes short, quiet and sweet, and other times building into wall-of-sound Hotel-California-like anthems, Matthew’s songs often recall serious health issues (Matthew underwent a stem cell transplant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston in 2005). Greg Saulmon, Alex Peterson and Mark Schwaber join Matthew on stage to contribute multi-part harmonies and quiet percussion.

KevinKevin O’Rourke will be opening the concert. Over the past 15 years, Kevin O’Rourke and Co. have been consistently writing and releasing beautiful, literate, contemplative and meditative material that has been described as “committed to the notion that there’s a place for popular music that values the sublime and restrained over the raw and showy.” (Boston Globe). Beginning with the self-titled debut EP in 1999, and the first full length, Nine the following year, Lo Fine has been well received, described as “utterly beautiful alt-country that has earned them a devoted following in New England, where newspapers regularly name them one of the region’s most treasured acts.” (Hybrid).

Enjoy some light refreshments provided by Holyoke Hummus while enjoying the concerts. There will also be a cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows. Reservations are suggested as these are popular concerts.

This event is sponsored by New England Public Radio, NEPR News Network.

NPR-logoAdmission $18 general / $15 members; to purchase tickets, please visit

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