This groupmuse happened on Sunday, December 1, at 11:30 AM EST.

This is an in-person Groupmuse Concert

A live in-person performance in a living room or private space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Classical Brunch at the Burren!
In-person Concert

Classical Brunch at the Burren!

Davis Square, Somerville

Sun, December 1, 2019 11:30 AM, EST

65 spots total at this groupmuse
Drinking policy
Drinks for sale at this groupmuse
ADA access
Kid-friendly event


Elevate your brunch on Sunday, December 1st with baroque chamber orchestra The Halfmoon, led by violinist Emily Hale, at the iconic Backroom at The Burren in Davis Square!

Experience your omelet along with the elegance and flash of concerti grossi by Pietro Castrucci, Pietro Locatelli and Swedish composer Johan Roman, grooving theater music by Henry Purcell, and a Vivaldi bassoon concerto featuring the intrepid Allen Hamrick.

The Burren's full brunch menu will be available for purchase, as well as some special cocktails.

Doors open at 11:00am, concert begins at 11:30.

We hope to see you there!


Emily Hale Baroque Violin
Allen Hamrick Baroque Bassoon
Francis Liu Violin
Hideki Yamaya Lute, Early Guitar
Job Salazar Fonseca Violin/Baroque Violin
Alastair Thompson Harpsichord
Chris Nunn Baroque Viola
Gustavo Antoniacomi Baroque Cello
Arita Acton Baroque Viola


Pietro Castrucci (1679-1752): Concerto Grosso in D major, op. 3 no. 4
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Bassoon Concerto in F major, RV 485
Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758): Concerto Grosso in G minor
Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Curtain Tune from “Timon of Athens”, Z. 632
Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764): Concerto Grosso in C minor, op. 1 no. 11


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Emily Hale, about 3 years ago

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to The Halfmoon's brunch concert yesterday, and to our wonderful hosts at The Burren! We had a lot of fun playing for you :-)

Allen Hamrick, about 3 years ago

I had so much fun playing in this space! I’d love to do it again sometime!


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