Although trained classically at the UMKC Conservatory, violinist, vocalist and composer/arranger Tara Novak has devoted the past 15 years of her life to studying music of many genres, specializing in Irish traditional music, jazz, musical theatre, and classical crossover.


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New show this Sunday! With Irina Fainkichen at Black Box in Franklin MA- link in profile #violinduo #newmusic #newarrangements #stringmusic #berkleealumni ...

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So looking forward to performing this new concert with my friend Irina Fainkichen, this Sunday at the Black Box in Franklin, MA, at 4pm!
Lots of fantastic music from around the world, arranged by the pair of us for 2 violins and a fantastic band! Come join us! (And have afternoon tea during intermission!)

THE BLACK BOX New England Artist Series: World on a String

February 26, 2017, 4:00pm - February 26, 2017, 5:00pm

Irina Fainkichen and Tara Novak present “World on a String.” The performance will feature music from around the world, including Irish, Hungarian, Romanian, American, and Gypsy tunes. Tara Novak is a multi-genre acoustic and electric violinist and vocalist. In addition to being a dynamic solo performer, Tara is also an active composer, arranger, and orchestrator. Tara’s newest album, Ciaran and Tara - Live from Boston and Ireland, has just been released. This is a collection of live and studio recordings by Irish Tenor Ciaran Nagle and violinist Tara Novak, showcasing the wonderful piano accompaniment of Scott Nicholas and Seamus Brett. It features a live version of Tara’s single, “The Liberties,” as well as plenty of other wonderful Irish repertoire, including beautiful new arrangements of the classics “Danny Boy” and “Red is the Rose.” Irina Fainkichen is a busy freelance violinist in the Greater Boston area. She was concertmaster of San Francisco’s Russian Chamber Orchestra for many years, appearing as soloist numerous times. Currently, she is a member of Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of Brockton Symphony Orchestra, and co-founder of “Flying Hearts” duo, which performs in a number of musical genres including Jazz, Klezmer and classic American tunes. Tea service will be available in the lobby.

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Tonight at Berklee College of Music, performing with faculty member and dear friend Apostolos Paraskevas, on a concert of his compositions. (And with an appearance by my husband Ciaran Nagle Tenor!)
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My view the past 2 weeks and for 2 more shows today... Sad to see this show go, it's been an amazing run!!
#somethingrottentour #broadwayinboston #pitcrew #musicaltheatre #violin

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New show this Sunday! With Irina Fainkichen at Black Box in Franklin… https://t.co/MuYQoZkz59

Made it to the boat! Here we go- a week of Irish music and sun! @CiaranNagle1 #irishmusic #caribbean #cruise

Go away, snow! I've got a boat to catch and some some music to play! #irishmusic #cruise

My view the past 2 weeks and for 2 more shows today... Sad to see this show go, it's been an… https://t.co/mpcPJicRHT

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Another arrangement done for my show Feb 26 at The Black Box Theatre in Franklin MA! #musicfactory #newmusic #violins

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