Andrew Bird to bring Gezelligheid to Boston

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Singer-songwriter Andrew Bird has announced plans for a performance at Boston’s Converse Hall at Tremont Temple on Friday, December 10. Tickets, which range in price from $35 to $40, are available through Live Nation.

The Chicago based multi-instrumentalist Bird, who often plays the violin, guitar, mandolin, and glockenspiel, released his last album in January 2009. Noble Beast was met with great praise from critics, including five out of five stars from The Guardian. The record is Bird’s fifth solo studio release.

The December show will be one of a handful of Bird’s “Gezelligheid” (Dutch for ‘cozy’) performances, shows that focus mainly on instrumental violin pieces. In a press release Bird explains, “What I hope to do with these shows is adapt my music completely to the atmosphere of the space and the season. I’m inspired to do this based on childhood memories of performing Handel’s Messiah in various churches on an annual basis. The music will be mostly original instrumentals using my voice only to intone. I want the audience to be both lifted and comforted as we head into another cold and dark winter. I feel the space should be sacred so the audience can experience my music in a different atmosphere.”

Folk artist Marissa Nadler will also perform.

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