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  • “Paloma” is the Spanish word for Dove (or pigeon).

  • The logo image is of a Dodo bird.

  • “Dodo” derives from Portuguese doudo meaning “fool” or “crazy”.

  • Founded in 2009 as a performance art project to experiment and expand the breadth of her craft.

  • Features standard and contemporary classical repertoire with an emphasis on works for small ensemble (1-3 performers).

  • Extraordinary professional guest artists.

Canción (para mi niño) (Song (for my child)) written in the summer of 1990 as composer Orlando Jacinto García and his wife were expecting their first child subsequently born in October of that same year. Written for female voice and intended as an abstract lullaby it was premiered by soprano Martha Herr in Brazil later that season.
Music by Marti Epstein, Text by Jackson Mac Low. Soprano, Aliana de la Guardia- cello, Stephen Marotto.
Commissioned by KOEK in 2014. Text adapted from Aristophanes' Speech from Plato's Symposium by Sarah Manguso. Performed by Aliana de la Guardia and Philipp Staudlin at the Boston New Music Festival 2016. "Our nature was quite different once. Each of us formed a sphere, the back and ribs a circle.

Dirty Paloma concert programs. Contact me to learn how to bring these concerts to your community!



November 2, 2018 @ 8PM
Make Shift Boston
549 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA
During the Boston New Music Festival Dirty Paloma opens for Transient Canvas with works for solo voice, “canto de cuna para la humanidad” by Orlando Jacinto Garcia and a bold new vocal improvisation on an original track

September 29, 2017 @ 8PM
Spanish Johnny
Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
During the Boston New Music Festival Dirty Paloma presents a portrait of an old-time desperado named Spanish Johnny and the ill-fated woman who fell in love with the outlaw using songs and song lyrics from American ballads and folk songs, and music for solo voice by David Lang and Orlando Jacinto Garcia.

November 2, 2016 @ 7:30PM
Boston New Music Festival
Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, MA
During the kick-off concert for Boston New Music Festival Aliana de la Guardia and Philipp Stäudlin perform “The Origin of Human Love” by Marti Epstein.

April 18, 2015 @ 8PM
Get Lost
The Green Room, 62 Bow Street
Somerville, MA
A program of music for voice and piano featuring composers Giacinto Scelsi, Robert Schumann, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Tae Kim.

February 24, 2014 @ 7PM
Existentialism and Alienation: Kafka, KurtÁg and the true path
Heineman Ecumenical and Cultural Center
Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
A performance of the Kafka Fragments and lecture by Dr. Christian Gentry

February 2, 2014 @ 8PM
Freak Out
The Boston Conservatory
Studio 401, 31 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA
An eclectic concert featuring the works of Andy Vores: from his opera “NO EXIT” and his song cycle “CLEOPATRA.” Additional works by Berio, Hasebe and Kim.

February 23, 2013 @ 2PM
Kafka Fragments
Haverhill Public Library, Johnson Auditorium
99 Main St, Haverhill, MA
An extraordinary work for soprano and violin is composed of fragments from the diaries, notebooks and letters of Franz Kafka.

December 13, 2010 @ 8PM
Holiday Concert
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Brookline, MA
Aliana de la Guardia and pianist Karolina Rojahn present works by Puccini, Handel, Hasebe, Mozart, Berlioz and Lecuona

March 7, 2010 @ 4PM
Boston Area Composers Concert
First Parish of Westwood
340 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, MA
New works by Epstein, Rojahn, Murphree, Hasebe as well as works by Berg, Brahms, and Barber

February 3, 2010 @ 8PM
Boston Area Composers Concert
The Boston Conservatory
8 The Fenway, Boston MA


November 19, 2009 @ 8PM
Boston Area Composers Concert
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Brookline, MA