Wednesday, March 3, 2010

PORT PICK: A Little, a lot

You can never be sure just what George Little will be throwing at you, musically: The former folkie from Amesbury, known for funny tunes about love and loss, like “Mr. Donuts” and “The Girl from the Guitar Center,” is a classically trained guitarist equally at ease with Renaissance music as he is with Django-inspired, um, djazz? — and this week he’ll be doing both. Little and violinist Elizabeth Burke, his New Boston Duo partner, will provide the soundtrack for a production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” at the Waring School. The show, which runs March 6 and 7, will be directed by Holly Little — yup, George’s sister and a Port stage regular until she started teaching at Waring a couple of years ago. Then Little will double up with a program of Renaissance music featuring Primal Polyphony on Sunday in Newburyport. Primal Polyphony (that’s them on the left) is an a cappella vocal trio featuring soprano Wilhelmina Bradley, mezzo soprano Annie Philips and tenor Charley Bradley. The program will include “William Byrd’s Mass for 3 Voices.” He’ll also perform a set of songs by John Dowland. The concert starts at 4 p.m. March 7 at Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St. Suggested donation is $10. “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” will be staged 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 7 at the Waring School Theater, 35 Standley St., in Beverly. For more information, check out For more mouthy recommendations, check out PortPicks.

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