Music on the Hill welcomes singers for the 15th annual Summer Chorus. (Students welcome!) This year’s selection: the Schubert Mass in E-Flat led by artistic director Ellen Dickinson. This is one of Schubert’s last major works, rarely performed but filled with the lyrical beauty for which he was admired.
Summer Chorus rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m.,starting June 27. (No rehearsal July 4.) Concert: Thursday, July 27, 8 p.m. Rehearsals and concert take place at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in the WEPCO church complex in Wilton on Rte. #106 (New Canaan Road).
No audition. Register in advance with voice part to ellen@musiconthehillCT.org or 203-529-3133. Cost: $40 suggested minimum donation; $20, students.
Who can join Summer Chorus? Everyone is welcome! The Summer Chorus includes those who are already in a choir (high school, church, or community ensemble) and singers who are looking for a new place to sing or who haven’t sung in a while.
Summer Chorus is one of Music on the Hill’s four performing ensembles. Learn more, and join the mailing list, by visiting the website.
Summer Sings! in August
Can’t commit to rehearsals in July? Join Music on the Hill for Summer Sings! in August. Four stand-alone music reading sessions on Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., at WEPCO starting August 8. Each week features a different composer(s) led by a different conductor. No rehearsal, no performance, no registration, no worries: just walk in and sing! Donations welcome.
Spotlight Theatre, your local community theatre is proud to celebrate it 20 years of presenting Broadway hit musicals at most affordable prices. Come see our Anniversary Musical Production “20 Years of Spotlight’s Broadway Memories” at the Whippoorwill Hall Theatre – North Castle Library, Kent Place, Armonk, NY 10504.
Get ready for an evening of family fun and music when Otis and The Hurricanes perform at “Music at the Barn” on Sunday June 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The band will set up in The Weston Historical Society’s big red barn on the Coley Homestead, located at 104 Weston Road, Weston, CT. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, favorite food and beverage, and enjoy show. No reservations are necessary. Admission is $10 per member, $15 per non-member, and kids are free. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors and chairs will be set up.
Otis and The Hurricanes are a group of veteran musicians who will rock the barn playing a mixture of Delta Blues and New Orleans Funk, with just the right amount of good time Rock ‘n Roll. Influenced by the likes of Fats Domino, Little Feat, Delbert McClinton, and the legendary Chuck Berry, each song tells a story. Chris “Otis” Cross, the voice of the Hurricanes, was named him “Otis” at the age of 12 when he picked up a Fender Telecaster and bent his first blues note. He has opened for and played with musical icons like James Montgomery, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Buckwheat Zydeco.
The Music at the Barn concert series is made possible in part by our sponsors: KMS Partners at Coldwell Banker, Fairfield County Bank, and Cohen & Wolf P.C. For information about Weston Historical Society, www.westonhistoricalsociety.org.
Celebrating the music and spirit of the Woodstock Music Festival, Back to the Garden 1969 presents the great variety of classic sounds associated with the now legendary event, including acoustic and electric rock, acid rock, folk music, and soul. The musical performances are a tribute to the artists who made Woodstock great including: Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joe Cocker, Joan Baez, Mountain, Santana, Janis Joplin, Richie Havens, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, and Blood, Sweat & Tears, and many more…!
Free with Ticket. Lawn opens to Members with tickets at 5 and to all ticket-holders at 5:30. Concert starts at 7! Rain or Shine.
Opening Night launches the Levitt Pavilion’s 44th Summer Season – featuring our signature “50 Free Nights under the Stars”!
* This will be a highly subscribed event. No advance access to the lawn will be allowed.
* This event is BYO-Lawn Chair. PLEASE NOTE – for this Opening Night event, we will not be able to accommodate large coolers or tables of ANY size. Please pack light – and for picnics, think small!
* Be advised that all picnics will be instructed to consolidate their footprint by 6.45pm to ensure that all ticket-holders can comfortably enter and find space on the lawn.
* Our on-site concession will be open; you must be 21+ with photo ID to purchase wine/beer.
* The Levitt Pavilion and its perimeter are non-smoking areas.
* Pets are not allowed.
* Concert will take place rain or shine!
* Rules will be enforced for the comfort and safety of our audience. Thank you for your cooperation!
* Members receive priority access to a limited number of free tickets.
* Due to high demand and finite inventory, we cannot accept email or voicemail requests for tickets.
BECOME A MEMBER AND ENJOY PRIORITY ACCESS TO OPENING TICKETS PLUS DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO DAVE MASON AND GALA, NO SERVICE CHARGES, AND EARLY ACCESS TO TICKETS, AND MORE!
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Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot will be rocking out on the Ives stage on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Doors open at 5pm and the show begins at 7pm.
BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1453533?utm_medium=bks
Tickets range from $29.50 to $79.50, plus applicable fees and taxes.
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time Grammy-award-winner BRIAN SETZER is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles. Setzer is widely credited for taking two forgotten genres, rockabilly and swing, adding his own blend of gunpowder and rockin style, and completely reinventing and single-handedly resurrecting them in the process. Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist.
He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Setzer appeared in the 1987 film, La Bamba, portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Setzer earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons.” That same year, Setzer was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Setzer had the honor of being invited in 2006 to perform at the White House for the President of the United States. In 2014, Setzer received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum.