Sherman Chamber Ensemble to Offer Free Bluegrass Concerts Next Weekend
The Sherman Chamber Ensemble's summer season continues Labor Day weekend with the annual SCE Bluegrass & Beyond! performances on Saturday, August 31st at 2:00 PM at the Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse on Leach Hollow Road in Sherman, CT and on Sunday, September 1st at 1 PM at the Kent Village Barns in downtown Kent, CT. The Kent performance will take place outside on the lawn, and concertgoers should bring their own chairs or blankets. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this spirited program of new and old favorites in the bluegrass tradition.
Leading the musical fun are SCE Artistic Director Eliot Bailen (trading in the cello for his first instrument, the guitar) and violinist Dana Lyn, making her SCE debut. Conservatory-trained as a classical musician, Dana has also made a name for herself in the folk, traditional, Irish and indie-rock spheres, performing on stages from Saturday Night Live and the Conan O'Brien Show to folk festivals around the continent and recording with such luminaries as Loudon Wainwright. They will be joined by Ensemble musicians Susan Rotholz on flute and vocals and Peter Weitzner on bass, and a roster of talented area musicians including guitarist/vocalist Bob O'Connor, vocalist Julia Bailen, Jim Vogt on mandolin, Rob Brereton on dulcimer and Gary DiGiovani and Moose Given on banjo.
Admission is free, and no reservations are required. Call the Sherman Chamber Ensemble at 860-355-5930 for more information.
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