Mary Bichner and Planetary Quartet


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ABOUT MBPQ

Mary Bichner and Planetary Quartet are a vocalist and double-viola string quartet ensemble located in Boston, MA.

Featuring a rotating roster of some of Boston’s finest string players, MBPQ was founded in order to bring composer Mary Bichner’s double-viola string quartet works and arrangements to life. Unlike the typical string quartet line-up (2 violins/1 viola/1 cello), Planetary Quartet consists of 1 violinist, 2 violists and 1 cellist; creating a rich, warm musical palette with unique low harmonies not possible in a typical quartet.


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AUDIO

Mary Bichner and Planetary Quartet’s first album, “Now The Spell Is Broken”, is available via the following link:




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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
WhenWhat & WhereTicketsDescription
Sunday, 9/24/17
@ 1:00pm
EVENT:
Pop-Up Concert with MBPQ

LOCATION:
Consecration Dell @
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138


FREE
(all ages)
Join Mary Bichner and Planetary Quartet for a special 20-minute pop-up
concert to celebrate Mount Auburn Cemetery's 186th anniversary! Part of
the pop-up concert series for Mary's two-year composer residency at Mount
Auburn Cemetery
.

PERFORMERS: Mary Bichner (vocals), Sonia Deng (violin), Elizabeth Stefan
(viola I), Foxman McCarthy-James (viola II), Cherry Kim (cello).

(PLEASE NOTE: Because the concert location is a ten-to-fifteen minute walk
from the cemetery’s main gates, we advise that you arrive by 12:45PM to allow
walking time to Consecration Dell. In the event of inclement weather, the
concert will be held indoors at Mount Auburn. Thank you!)
Thursday, 11/30/17
@ 7:30pm
EVENT: "Synesthesia
Suite - Constellations"
Concert with MBPQ

LOCATION:
Charles Hayden
Planetarium @ the
Musuem of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA
General Admission - $20
(all ages)

*TICKETS GO ON
SALE 09/07/17
*
Join Mary Bichner and Planetary Quartet for a magical evening of strings,
synesthesia, and starlight! In this special concert, they will perform the world
premiere of Constellations, a new collection of classical-meets-pop works
inspired by the night sky, as well as a number of Mary's previous compositions
and cherished cover songs reimagined for double-viola string quartet. Best of
all, these pieces will be accompanied by live synesthesia-influenced visuals
on the Planetarium's beautiful dome, allowing audience members to "hear"
color and "see" sound just as Mary does when she listens to music.

This work has been supported in part by Marble House Project, a not-for-profit
organization.

PERFORMERS: Mary Bichner (vocals/piano), Tudor Dornescu (violin), Anna
Stromer (viola I), Carrol Lee (viola II), Alan Toda-Ambaras (cello)



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PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES
DateEvent NameLocation
05/04/17Composer-in-Residence Pop-Up Concert @ Mount Auburn CemeteryCambridge, MA
04/12/17Composer-in-Residence Pop-Up Concert @ Mount Auburn CemeteryCambridge, MA
03/22/17Mount Auburn CemeteryCambridge, MA
10/14/16-10/16/16
RuffleCon Stamford, CT
08/25/16Washington Tower Wine Tasting @ Mount Auburn CemeteryCambridge, MA
07/08/16Composer-in-Residence Pop-Up Concert @ Mount Auburn CemeteryCambridge, MA
01/17/15ArisiaBoston, MA
10/05/14Edgar Allan Poe Statue Unveiling @ Boston Park Plaza
Boston, MA
06/21/14PortConMainePortland, ME
06/12/14For the Record @ Club OberonCambridge, MA
03/22/14Anime Boston Boston, MA
12/01/13Shoujo Spectacular @ Club OberonCambridge, MA
11/09/13Mount Auburn CemeteryCambridge, MA
07/20/13Outside the Box Festival @ Boston Common Boston, MA

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BOOKING AND CONTACT INFO

For booking inquiries and general questions about Mary Bichner and Planetary Quartet, please send an email to info@marybichner.com.