SUMMER@MW Returns With Three Summer Concerts In 2024

With its fourth season of Summer@MW,  Music Worcester is firmly a year-round presenter of world-class musical performances with concerts in late July and early August.

By: May. 22, 2024
SUMMER@MW Returns With Three Summer Concerts In 2024
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With its fourth season of Summer@MW,  Music Worcester is firmly a year-round presenter of world-class musical performances with concerts in late July and early August.  Music Worcester will present The String Queens on July 26th and The DePue Brothers Band July 28th, both at The BrickBox Theater at the Jean McDonough Arts Center.

On August 2nd, TAKE3 will perform in Washburn Hall at Mechanics Hall.  Tickets and additional information about these, and all shows at Music Worcester are available at musicworcester.org.

“In thinking of how to curate Summer@MW this year, we quickly landed on these three extraordinary ensembles,” stated Adrien Finlay, Music Worcester Executive Director. “Each so unique, yet all three fully demonstrate the incredible potential of classically trained musicians who are also complete experts in other genres, including bluegrass, jazz, and contemporary.

“I am particularly excited to have Music Worcester audiences experience these concerts that explore how different musical styles and idioms intersect, influence each other, and ultimately enrich performance.”

The String Queens is a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences to love, hope, feel, and imagine! With an array of repertoire spanning from the Baroque era to the Jazz Age to today's Billboard Hot 100 Chart, TSQ performs versatile programs that take listeners on a rousing musical journey through time and a multitude of musical genres.  Based in Washington, D.C., the trio of  Kendall Isadore (violin), Dawn Johnson (viola), and Élise Sharp (cello)  has been featured in performances at renowned concert halls and venues across America, including Carnegie Hall in New York City and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the nation's capital. The String Queens concert is a co-presentation between The Village Worcester & Music Worcester.   

The DePue Brothers Band encompasses a vivid blend of bluegrass, classical, and rock genres. Hailing from Bowling Green, Ohio, the brothers are the founders of the term “grassical music,” pioneering this style in the early 1990's. Each of the four DePue brothers is a classical violin virtuoso in his own right and brings rich and diverse talents to their sound. Though performing with the band is a family affair they joyfully fit in amongst their individual music careers.  Hal Real, founder of The World Cafe Live said, “This band of brothers gives real meaning to the phrase ‘progressive bluegrass,' bending genres while delivering a powerful mix of classical chops, blazing bluegrass, and rock and roll.”

TAKE3 lives at the intersection where pop, rock and classical fusion collide. Founded by violinist Lindsay Deutch, the ensemble brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. Trained at the world's top conservatories, TAKE3 has expanded their repertoire from Bach and Beethoven to Bieber and The Beach Boys. TAKE3's high energy performances and comedic stories of their journey from scales in conservatory practice rooms to pop music in packed stadiums, come together in unforgettable experiences that have fired up concert goers all over the nation. 

About Music Worcester

Music Worcester, Inc., originally known as the Worcester County Music Association, for years ran the Worcester Music Festival. Current programs reflect the merger in the mid-1990s of the Festival with the International Artists Series and the MA Jazz Festival. Great performances by world-renowned orchestras and guest soloists, chamber music, ballet, world music and dance, jazz and choral masterworks are hallmarks of Music Worcester's annual operations. Multiple educational programs currently serve youth and families of greater Worcester: masterclasses by visiting artists, Tickets to Opportunity, Festival Singers, in-school residencies, and the Young Artist Competitions. Integral to Music Worcester's annual operations, The Worcester Chorus has been part of the organization since the very first concert season in 1858.

The Village Worcester is an Afrocentric cultural, learning, & healing center that builds grassroots power by connecting BIPOC groups, healers, and individuals whose work is rooted in racial justice, learning, creativity, community, & healing.

Summer@MW presents The String Queens on July 26th, and The DePue Brothers Band July 28th, both  at the JMAC's BrickBox, 20 Franklin Street in Worcester.  TAKE3 performs on August 2nd at Washburn Hall at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street in Worcester.   

Tickets and information for all Music Worcester events can be found at musicworcester.org.




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