Classical Tangent is a lively group of musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Berklee College of Music faculty and other professional organizations who put their talents together to explore Folk music from around the world. While we feature several classical works on our programs, we base our performances on adapting these distinctly different folk styles to our group, resulting in a delightful mixture of sounds and expressions. We place great emphasis on connecting and interacting with our audiences, and from the Berkshires to Boston, we are hailed as a hit with audiences both young and old.


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Blackberry Blossom

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Wayfaring Stranger
and Road To Malvern

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Pig Ankle Rags

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Limerock

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Monroe’s Hornpipe

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Minor Swing

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Queen Maeve’s Slumber

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Oh, Shenandoah

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Sheila’s Set

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Tarantella

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Turka

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Yesterdays

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Cape Breton

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Shaker Hymn

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Music To My Ears


“Sunday afternoon I was in a familiar place, fighting back tears in front of dozens of strangers.

It was supposed to be a happy event. In fact, it was a happy event. Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra were playing a concert for kids with autism. It was organized by this wonderful non-profit called Musicforautism.org.

It was so damn carefully planned, which is initially what got me. They thought of everything.

“We’re going to ask that you not clap today,” the emcee said to begin the show. Instead, he showed us how to silently clap by putting our hands in the air and opening and closing them.

The subtext was clear: Some of our kids have a hard time with noise, like clapping, and we want everyone to have a nice time. Read more >>>


“On a scale of one to ten, the performance was a resounding 20!”


“The students were engaged for the whole performance, so much so that those students who are not currently in our instrumental music program now want to join it. The concert was well-planned, informative, outstanding and had a constant flow with the audience. The students were completely mesmerized. This was a catalyst for musical learning in our schools. I wish we could have had Classical Tangent visit all 20 Lynn Public Schools.” – Joe Picano, Director of Music, Lynn Public Schools