Sunday, June 9, 2013

Summer concert series at New Haven's Pardee-Morris House

NEW HAVEN  - The New Haven Museum will begin its second annual Twilight Concert Series with a performance by “Reelin’ Away’ on June 19 on the lawn at the
Pardee-Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Road.
The museum “welcomes concertgoers of all ages to enjoy folk, swing and mandolin music during the summer,” and all concerts in the series begin at 7 p.m., according to a release.
On concert night, the Pardee-Morris House will be open to visitors and guided tours  will be available, the release said. Refreshments from Chestnut Fine Foods or wood-fired pizzas from Frank Andrews Mobile Kitchen will be available for purchase, the release said. Visitors can bring blankets and chairs and enjoy a picnic on the lawn.
More about the concerts (also from the release):
June 19: Reelin’ Away. (Rain Date: June 20) Reelin’ Away’s repertoire consists of lively Appalachian-style dance tunes and songs in three-part harmony with the occasional gospel hymn or traditional Irish reel. The trio features Jim Sirch on banjo, flute and bodhran, Willow Ann Sirch on fiddle and David Heiser on guitar, jaw harp and djembe.
July 3: The Survivors Swing Band. (Rain Date:July 10) As a 7-piece professional jazz band based in Connecticut, The Survivors Swing Band plays the classic melodies from a bygone era. The Survivors render music from the 1920s through 1940s with a tilt towards improvisation, giving each pass at a tune a new flavor while still keeping true to the original melodies.
July 24: Walkingwood Mandolin Quartet. (Rain Date: July 25) Walkingwood Mandolin Quartet was founded at the turn of the 20th century to apply the quartetto classico version of the mandolin quartet to a new repertoire. The current, and founding, members are: Ellen Cohn, mandolin; Colin Healy, mandola; Betsy Rome, mandolin; and Gary Wikfors, mandocello.
August 14: SOUND Proof. (Rain Date: August 16) SOUND Proof is New Haven’s premier vocal ensemble, with singers from all over Connecticut who range in age from 13 to 21. The ensemble performs all concerts for charity. Led by founding director, Carol Taubl, the group performs music of all genres.
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