Apocalyptica is best known for their recently re-issued 1996 debut, Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Cellos. The cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come. The album was a new approach to the hits of the biggest metal band the world has seen. APOCALYPTICA created their very own genre and laid the foundation to a career that has lasted for 20 years so far with millions of records sold and sold out shows around the world.
Brianne Chasanoff Duo
Sunday, June 3, 2 – 4 pm
Come to a performance of Brianne Chasanoff’s original music as well as familiar cover songs from years gone by that will more than likely spark some memories. Vocalist/pianist Brianne Chasanoff and vocalist/percussionist Mary Gardner make the perfect duo, as their sensitivity and depth of emotional expression blend seamlessly. They have performed at various venues in Connecticut and various locations in New York City. Brianne has shared the stage with national touring acts including Mary Fahl of the October Project, Susan Werner, and two-time grammy award winner Bill Miller. Be sure not to miss this talented duo. Registration not required. Space is limited; first come, first seated.
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The Somers Library
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 8pm
Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity
Don’t miss the international touring tribute show to the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band. From the streets of London in 1962 to arenas around the world, it’s the words concert audiences long to hear. ‘Ladies and Gentlemen… will you please welcome… The Rolling Stones!’ More than just the music, the show captures the magic of an actual concert experience. You will hear and relive the songs that span the group’s entire career – including “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Brown Sugar,” “Start Me Up,” “Gimme Shelter” and many more! The show celebrates and recreates the look, sound and the attitude of the Rolling Stones in a highly acclaimed production showcasing the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. While the original’s tours are years apart, you can step inside tonight and get some ‘Satisfaction’!
Mike DelGuidice- Front man Mike DelGuidice, living a dream. After 18 years of playing Billy Joel’s music in his band Big Shot, Mike DelGuidice now lives a dream come true. In October of 2013, Billy Joel heard Mike sing, and then hired Mike on the spot to join his band full time. And now you can see Mike tour with Billy Joel all over the US & world in major arenas and stadiums including every month at the iconic Madison Square Garden. On Billy Joel’s recent SiriusXM Channel you can hear Billy talking about Mike and how much he sounds just like him – “That’s me…I know my voice… That’s a tape…but it was this guy… Mike DelGuidice.”- Bily Joel
Mike is the only musician on the planet, and probably the history of music for this type of situation, where the front guy of the band is actually in the band of the artist his band covers. It is the epitome of the Cinderella Story (in his case, Cinderfella). Mike is also a well-known Long Island Musician/ Singer/ Songwriter and has released 2 of his own original CDs. Mike and his extraordinary band BIG SHOT, which include other current long time legendary members of Billy Joel’s toruing band, Tommy Byrnes, guitar Chuck Burgi, drums are well known and respected for providing a show of Billy Joel’s song book packed with hit aver chart-topping hit, (and some album cuts fir the die hard Billy Joel fan) in a high energy, interactive stage performance. On any given night they will also astonish you with renditions of songs by Elton John, McCartney, Beatles, Journery, and others. A brilliant vocalist and master of several instruments, including base guitar, Rhythm guitar, piano and drums, he is also the author of tow albums, “My Street” and “Miller Place.” The other members of the band John Scarpulla, Carmine Giglio, and Nick Dimichino also have impressive resumes, working, recording and touring with Hall & Oats, Michael Bolton, Diana Ross, LeAnn Rimes, Nine Days, Huey Lewis, Tower of Power, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, bunch of Broadway shows including Billy Joel’s ‘Movin Out’ and a lot more.
Ridgefield Magazine’s Broadway & Cabaret Series
Ridgefield Academy Family Series
Fresh from selling-out performances across the globe as part of The Illusionists, the World Champions of Mindreading open up a fabulous new world of mentalism and unique illusions. Their show offers amazingly entertaining elements of clairvoyance, modern masterpieces of trickery and unforgettable moments filled with thought-provoking fun! Thommy Ten & Amélie have astounded television audiences, including NBC’s “Americas Got Talent” where they finished in second place and bewitched and befuddled not only the millions of viewers at home but also the judges Heidi Klum, Mel B, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel.
Meet and Greet Available!
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer Max Weinberg’s new tour “Max Weinberg’s Jukebox” has one concept that will excite fans: the small venue.
Fresh off the hugely successful The River Tour 2016-17 of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Weinberg brings a truly interactive experience that invites the audience to create, in real time, the set list he and his crack four-piece group will play that night.
Performing songs from the glory days of rock and roll your guests get to choose from a video menu of over 200 songs– everything from the Beatles to the Stones to Bruce and The E Street Band’s biggest hits—and hear the group play ‘em the way they want to hear them played!
That’s right—the crowd gets to yell out their choices and Max plays them! This unique approach is fun and satisfying. How many times have you attended a show where you yearned to hear your favorite performer play your favorite song? With Max Weinberg’s Jukebox your dream will be realized.
Weinberg is also known to millions of fans for his 17-year stint as the bandleader and comedic foil to talk show host Conan O’Brien and is the only musician in history to make the leap from a starring role in one of the world’s iconic rock groups to leading his eponymous band on NBC’s “Late Night” and “The Tonight Show,” which he balanced both gigs between 1999-2009.
Throughout his 50-year career, he’s played with some of the most legendary acts like James Brown, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, BB King, Tony Bennett, Ringo Starr, John Fogerty, Stevie Winwood, and Sheryl Crow.
He’s also had the distinction of being the drummer on the two best-selling rock albums in history—Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA and Meatloaf’s Bat Out of Hell.
Gold Circle VIP Private Meet and Greet -includes a personalized signed drum head and photo op with Max. Additionally, any items purchased at the merch table will also be signed upon request!
This is a show you don’t want to miss! Get your tickets now!
Recent inductee into the World Famous “Friars Club”, Frankie Sands is one of the top Frank Sinatra Tribute Artists on the East Coast and will re-create “Mr. Sinatra’s 1962 World Tour for Children’s Charities”.
The 1962 Tour featured 32 concerts in 2 months accompanied by a handpicked 6 piece band playing arrangements created specifically for this tour.
CULTIVATE 2018 is the place to discover tomorrow’s masters today. The program features the World Premieres of six brand-new works created especially for Copland House’s flagship, annual emerging composers’ institute. This year’s Fellows are: Carlos Bandera, Ethan Braun, Theo Chandler, Annika Socolofsky, Phil Taylor, & Liliya Ugay.
CULTIVATE is the culmination of an intensive, week-long, all-scholarship creative workshop and mentoring program, that has become a coveted destination for America’s most gifted composers at the start of their professional careers.
Cocktail Hour: The Show reinvents the glamour and excitement of classic entertainment with an original mix of charismatic choreography, intoxicating music and exquisite costume design. This pop-infused performing arts experience combines the magnetism of Hollywood’s Golden Age with a sleek twenty-first-century sensibility, capturing the timeless American spirit in a series of lively, sparkling vignettes. It’s high-style fun for all ages to enjoy.