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Music In The Air


A compilation of music events to

promote integration through the arts
Compiled by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services

West Region Music Therapy Department

203-586-2144
April, 2013

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Music in the Air – April 2013
Please call ahead to confirm information.

03/21- The Immigrant 203-757-4676 $~40

04/21 The Immigrant is the biographical story of the author’s grandfather, a young Jew who fled the pogroms of

Czarist Russia in 1909 and pushed his banana cart into the tiny Baptist community of Hamilton, Texas. A true story of parents and children, newcomers and natives, Christians and Jews, and the realization of the American Dream. The Immigrant received two Drama Desk nominations: Outstanding Book of a Musical and Outstanding Orchestrations. “A deeply satisfying new musical… touches the heart, glows with humor and soothes the ear” — New York Times. “Everything a musical should be!” — Wall Street Journal/Zagat.

Seven Angels Theatre, 1 Plank Road

Waterbury

04/02 Music Student Recital 860-435-4423 Free

6:30p Music students will perform solo pieces. Please call ahead to confirm whether the recital features voice, piano, or instrumental students.

Eastman Music Center, The Hotchkiss School, 11 Interlaken Road Web site: Click to Visit

Lakeville

04/02 Open Mic hosted by Chris Ellis (860) 350 5995 Free?

8:30p 59 Bank Street

New Milford
04/03 Open Mic Night at Infinity Hall 860-542-5531 free

6:00p Infinity Music Hall & Bistro will begin hosting an open mic night every Wednesday evening for local

musicians starting Feb. 20th. The weekly event will be from 7-10 p.m., with sign-up from 6-6:45 p.m. The evening will be about more than simply providing a venue for local talent to perform, however. A select number of artists will also be chosen to compete to be an opening act at an Infinity Hall concert. Hall founder Dan Hincks is pleased about this newest music development at the hall. “In addition to bringing world-class music to Norfolk, we’ve always wanted to support local artists and rising stars,” he says. “Having a weekly open mic night is just another way to do that.” The open mic will be hosted by Andy Attanasio, who is also a musician. Those interested in learning more can send an e-mail to admin@infinityhall.com.

Infinity Hall, Rt. 44 http://www.infinityhall.com

Norfolk
04/04 Coffeehouse 203-837-9700 Free/Donations

8:00p Coffeehouse includes open mic performers at 8 p.m., followed by the featured act, Martini Glass, at 9 p.m.

Alumni Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St.

Danbury http://wcsu.edu/newsevents/events.asp

04/04 All Jazz First Thursdays 203-753-0381x10 $15 $7 for members

5:30p Claudia Hughes

Claudia Hughes has been a professional vocalist for many years in bands and choral groups. Her diversified

repertoire includes jazz standards, pop and rock as well as classical music. She studied voice with Bill Finegan and his wife, Rosemary O'Riley. Most recently Ms. Hughes has worked with local voice coaches Marianna Vagnini and Seven Angels music director Richard DeRosa.

Joining Claudia on vocals for the evening will be her husband, Bob Hughes singing jazz and

standard duets such as "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Teach Me Tonight", "Sometimes I'm Happy" and many more crowd favorites. Bob Hughes has studied voice with Perry Price of Danbury, Eric Trudel of Hamden and Valerie Sorel in New York City. He founded the group "Let Your Light Shine" and is currently President of the Connecticut Choral Society.


Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street
Waterbury
04/04 The Rainbow Fish (203) 438-5795 $10

10a Based on the international best-selling children's book by Marcus Pfister.  The story of the Rainbow Fish

& comes alive on the Playhouse stage.  With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is 12:30 used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So when the other fish ask her for some silver scales, she refuses. ArtsPower has turned Marcus Pfister’s bestselling book into a delightful musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others. All shows are 55 – 70 minutes in length, but allow additional time for Q & A and entering and departing the theater.

Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/allshows.asp

Ridgefield

04/05 Broadway Backstage! (203) 438-5795 $45-75

8:00p Some of Broadway's veterans will belt out a few tunes from the musicals which made them famous!  From

how I got my big break to on-stage blunders, the performers share their stories of performing on Broadway and on tour including backstage gossip and more! Daniel C. Levine: Broadway's Les Miserables, Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rocky Horror, Tommy, Chicago, and Mamma Mia. Matt Farnsworth: Broadway's Thoroughly Modern Millie, Curtains, Tommy, Cats, and Sunset Boulevard. Michael Seelbach: Broadway's Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose, and the original company of Wicked. Cheryl Stern: Broadway's La Cage Aux Folles, The Women, Candide, and Laughing Room Only. Jenn Colella: Broadway's Chaplin, High Fidelity, and Urban Cowboy. Trisha Rapier: Broadway's Sister Act, The Boy from Oz Bryan Perri (musical director and conductor): Broadway's Wicked, Chaplin, Next to Normal, and Dogfight.

Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/allshows.asp

Ridgefield

04/05 Jane Monheit 860-542-5531 $45-65

8:00p Jane Monheit is an extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations of

exceptional songs has made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds. Monheit has garnered numerous accolades in the past decade. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalistʼs Association and stayed on the Billboard Jazz chart for over a year. Subsequent albums either charted high, or in several cases, debuted at number one, and yielded two Grammy nominations in the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals category, recognizing the work of Vince Mendoza on 2002’s In The Sun and 2004’s Taking A Chance On Love

Infinity Hall, Rt. 44 http://www.infinityhall.com

Norfolk

04/05 Dave Keller Band + 860-693-9762 $15-25

9:00p The Mighty Soul Drivers

Dave Keller is one of the finest soul and blues men of his generation. He is the 2012 winner of the Best Self-Produced CD award at the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN. About.com recently said, "Dave Keller is gonna be huge!", and it's starting to seem that way.

The Mighty Soul Drivers bring the classic Soul sounds of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and points South to the hills of New England.

Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge Street http://www.41bridgestreet.com/calendar/

Collinsville

04/05- Peter Pan 860-318-5097 Donations

05/07 Fly to Neverland without leaving your seat! Fight Pirates, make friends with the Indians and never grow an

inch! The Falls Village Children’s Theater presents J. M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan directed and choreographed by Broadway performer Lanny Mitchell with musical direction by Donald Sosin and featuring a talented ensemble of Falls Village youth ages 5 to through 18. Fri/Sat 7p; Sun 2p.

Housatonic Valley Regional High School Auditorium, 47 Warren Turnpike

Falls Village / Canaan

04/05- In the Heights 203.346.200 $20

04/07 With four Tony Awards to its credit, In The Heights has become an audience favorite and a critical success.

The Waterbury Arts Magnet School has assembled an amazing cast to present this gripping story with original choreography composed of Latin, Jazz and Hip Hop dances. With its universal themes of family, community and self-discovery, In The Heights can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. Don't miss this production presented by the Waterbury Arts Magnet School featuring their brightest stars in theatre, dance and music. Fr/Sa 7pm; Sun 2pm

Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street http://www.palacetheatrect.org/

Waterbury

04/06 Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Prinicpal Woodwinds Concert

7:30p Performing French music of the 20th century 860-585-1054 $20 Adult, $10 child

Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Prospect Street Web site: Click to Visit

Torrington

04/06 Twelve Moons Coffee House 860-435-9290 Donation

7-10 feature Jazz & More with Carol Leven on vocals, Rick Stone on guitar, and Barry Kornhauser on cello.

They’ll swing the standard jazz tunes, put some bebop in the old pop songs, and add some funk to folk melodies.Twelve Moons Coffee House is held on the first Saturday of each month, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at St. John's church (back door entrance) 12 Main St., Salisbury. A free-will donation is requested to help cover expenses. The evening features live music, poetry readings, coffee, tea, snacks, social time with friends & more! The format for the evening is to offer a featured performer for a 60 - 75 minute set, with the remaining time as ‘open mic’ and ‘song swap’. Others interested in playing music or reading poems, are welcome to sign up that night. Those interested in becoming a featured performer please contact: TwelveMoonsCoffee@gmail.com. Information at: tinyurl.com/12Moons

St. John’s Church, 12 Main St. Web site: Click to Visit

Salisbury

04/06 Civitan Scholarship Fundraiser Dance 860-489-2613 $15/pp

7:30- Dance to the music of popular “Night Moves Band”. Cash bar and bring your own snacks or purchase food 11:00p at the bar. A 50/50 raffle will be held. The club is asking area businesses to donate items for a gift basket raffle and would appreciate your support. All proceeds will benefit local college-bound high school students. The Torrington Civitan Club is a non-profit service organization that meets at 6 pm the second Tuesday of the month at Marino’s Restaurant in Torrington.

P Sam’s Bar & Grill, 1301 Torringford West St. http://www.artsnwct.org/

Torrington

04/06 Joel Mabus 203-272-8404 $14-16

7:30p Joel Mabus may be called a singer-songwriter, but he doesn't sound like one. A critic writes, "Joel Mabus

knows his way around the English language and American culture just as well as he knows his way around a fretboard." His latest CD is 2011's American Anonymous, an album of traditional American folk songs that earned high praise from the critics. A one-off in the folk world, Mabus defies any easy pigeon-hole. His palette ranges from mountain banjo to jazz guitar and sensitive introspection to wicked satire. He's both picker and poet who brings audiences to their feet wanting more. Note that meals, beer and wine are available for purchase.

The Pine Loft Café, 1474 Berlin Turnpike

Berlin http://www.folknotes.org/ at http://www.pineloft.com/
04/06 Lynn Henderson in concert 860-927-3486 $25

7:30p Join Lynn Henderson for her new cabaret show: I TRAVEL ALONE which depicts her experiences

traveling through out Myanmar, Vietnam, China, Laos, Cambodia, India among many other countries....by bicycle, horseback and her own two feet. These experiences are marked by songs which make them memorable to Lynn as she shares her adventures with the audience. Included will be songs by composers from Cat Stevens to Rodgers and Hammerstein.

St. Andrew’s Parish Hall, Bridge St Web site: Click to Visit

Kent

04/06 Monthly Drum Circle 860-294-1156 $15 donation

10-11a Join Group Empowerment Facilitator Dave Reynolds for our monthly drum circle. Instruction included in

circle, so all levels welcomed and challenged. Bring your own drum or request one be provided for you when you register. Preregistration is required to ensure drum circle happens

The Phoenix Rising Center, 135 South Main Street; 1st floor of Seth Thomas Clock Tower

Thomaston

04/06 Symphonie Espagnole 203-438-3889 $25-60

8:00p Featuring a dance and art collaboration with the Ridgefield Guild of Artists artists in residence, Justin Perlman and Adelka Polak, and the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.

East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Road

Ridgefield

04/06 The Spampinato Brothers w/ Ray Mason 860-693-9762 $15-25

8:00p Joey Spampinato, is a founding member of NRBQ, the legendary rock’n’roll band for several decades

where he served as bassist, vocalist, and songwriter. He played on several international artist’s releases including Keith Richards’ album “Talk Is Cheap”, Bonnie Raitt’s “Fundamental” , and was one of the bassists on Eric Clapton’s “24 Nights: Live From Albert Hall” in 1991. He appeared in the film “Hail, Hail Rock N’ Roll”, with the legendary Chuck Berry, Keith Richards and more. Johnny Spampinato, the personable left-handed guitar slinger, continues to provide vocal & writing talents to the group as well as casting his contagious enthusiasm equally for his fishing excursions. Today, Joey and Johnny, as The Spampinato Brothers, are writing, recording and touring prominent venues around the nation.

Ray Mason is often called the Godfather of the New England music scene. Godfathers are usually

that cool uncle or friend of your parents who tells good stories and gives you advice on the things that matter. As the Godfather of the scene, Ray tells stories in his songs and has given more sage advice to young musicians than anyone can possibly imagine. Mentoring musicians is just another feather in the cap of Mason, who continues to be an icon to people who know music.

Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge Street http://www.41bridgestreet.com/calendar/

Collinsville

04/06 One Night of Queen (203) 438-5795 $67

8:00p One Night of Queen is a stunning recreation and celebration of the music of Queen, complete with over-the-

top staging, lighting and effects. When Gary Mullen won the British television show Stars In Their Eyes Grand Final in 2000 as Freddie Mercury, he began a fantastic journey which has so far taken him to virtually every theater and concert hall in the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Holland and New Zealand. Now Gary continues his amazing adventure with his second tour of the USA. Following the enormously successful 2008 USA tour, his sold-out shows together with his band the Works are receiving rave reviews from audiences of all ages. The show will feature all of the Queen anthems that keep you listening to classic rock radio stations, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Show Must Go On” and “Killer Queen.” Let there be no doubt: They will, they will ROCK YOU!

Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/allshows.asp

Ridgefield

04/06 Harvey Reid 203-346-2000 $18-20

7:30p Talk about earning credentials through great talent and paying your dues! Master multi-instrumentalist and

singer-songwriter Harvey Reid began performing in 1974 and recording in 1982.  Along the way he became a National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion and Autoharp Award winner.  He's played music with many acoustic superstars including Bill Monroe, Dan Crary, Richard Thompson, Pat Donohue and Doc Watson who invited him to play at Merlefest!  Guitar Player and Acoustic Guitar magazines chose his cds Solo Guitar Sketchbook and Steel Drivin' Man for their Top Ten folk-acoustic albums lists.  Interspersing warm humor and interesting stage anecdotes, Harvey offers fine original songs and tunes, folk, celtic, country blues, bluegrass, ragtime, classical and jazz numbers.  Harvey never disappoints with songs from his cds Roots & Branches, Chestnuts and Guitar Voyages.  Highlights include "Life is Like a Mountain Railroad," Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore," "Scarborough Fair" and "Racing The Storm."  Harvey is also an accomplished author of several cd/books combinations, The Wreck of the Isadore and Song Train, a 4 CD book, co-written with Joyce Andersen that teaches the history of folk music and the joy of playing guitar through one and two-chord songs.

Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road http://www.roaringbrookconcerts.org/

Canton

04/07 Jazz Combos Concert 203-837-8350 Free/Donations


3:00p Featured will be the Dave Scott Quintet Combo, the Peter Tomlinson Combo, the Deborah Weisz Combo

and the Dave Scott Sextet Combo. The combos will perform a mixture of jazz standards such as "Bye, Bye Blackbird," "What Is This Thing Called Love," "Just Friends" and "I Should Care," as well as original compositions and arrangements by the members of each group.Ives Hall on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St.

Danbury www.wcsu.edu/music/concerts.asp.
04/07 Rusted Root (203) 438-5795 $42

8:00p The quintessential live band, Pittsburgh’s Rusted Root celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. Formed in

the early 90’s by singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root’s worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. To date they have released 7 albums and sold over 3 million records worldwide. After debuting in 1992 with the self-released Cruel Sun, Rusted Root signed with Mercury Records and released the 1994 platinum selling breakthrough When I Woke, which featured the massive hits ”Send Me On My Way,” and “Ecstasy" and "Martyr.” Their huge success allowed the band to tour with Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, HORDE Festival and, perhaps most notably, the highly coveted support role on the landmark Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour.

Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/allshows.asp

Ridgefield

04/07 Music Faculty Recital 860-435-4423 Free

4:30p The talented musicians of the Hotchkiss music faculty will offer a recital. The program will include a variety of musical genres and feature both voice and instrumental works..

Eastman Music Center, The Hotchkiss School, 11 Interlaken Road Web site: Click to Visit

Lakeville

04/07 Margarita Nuller - pianist 860-927-3486 $25

4:00p Ms. Nuller is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia and gave her US debut concert at Carnegie Hall. She teaches at Kent School and her private studio in New Fairfield. Reception to f follow.

St. Andrew’s Parish Hall, 1 North Main St. Web site: Click to Visit

Kent
04/07 The Last Waltz – LIVE 860-693-9762 $25-35

7:00p A re-creation of the Band’s classic concert film. Featuring the Rev Tor Band & Friends. A benefit for

Music in Common, Inc. Music In Common and The Rev Tor Band have teamed up to bring you a live performance of The Band’s classic 1978 concert film, “The Last Waltz”. The show features renditions of all the hits by The Band featured in the film, such as “The Weight”, “Up On Cripple Creek”, and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” as well as songs by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and many more. A diverse array of local, regional, and national artists perform the songs of the film’s original special guests, making this show a unique all-star experience showcasing the finest talent from the local music scene. All profits from this concert benefit Music in Common, a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen, empower, and educate communities through the universal language of music. Learn more at www.lastwaltzlive.org ...

Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge Street http://www.41bridgestreet.com/calendar/

Collinsville

04/07 Eric Andersen 860-542-5531 $30-45

2:00p Eric Andersen is a true American Folk legend. He first came to prominence as a performer in Greenwich

Village in the early 1960s and immediately became part of the Village folk and songwriter scene along with Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, and Bob Dylan, and became one of the founders of the singer songwriter movement. Eric Andersen’s poetical songs have entertained and captivated audiences worldwide.  He plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica and piano/keyboard in concert and performs songs which span all his albums including his early classics “Thirsty Boots” and “Violets Of Dawn” as well as new songs

Infinity Hall, Rt. 44 http://www.infinityhall.com

Norfolk

04/07 Chris Thomas King 860-542-5531 $30-40

7:30p We couldn’t be more honored to announce this rare and special performance. As you probably know, Chris

is a Grammy Award Winning Artist ( Blues Album of the Year ), Country Music Awards Winner (Album of the Year ) and an accomplished actor ( Oh Brother Where Art Thou )…..and if you’ve never seen him live and in person, get ready…he will leave you amazed. This is truly one of those shows you don’t want to miss.

Infinity Hall, Rt. 44 http://www.infinityhall.com

Norfolk
04/07 Joe Crookston (203) 431-6501 $17-20

4:00p St. Stephen’s Church, North Hall, 351 Main Street www.acousticcelebration.org/

Ridgefield
04/08 Laura Ingalls Wilder 860.489.7180 $ 8

9:45a Grades 1 – 6, Family Relationships, Historical, Literature-Based, Language/Communications Skills,

Musical, Values-Based. Laura and her family travel across America in search of a place they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors comes to life in this popular musical. Approximately one hour in duration.

Warner Theatre, 68 Main Street http://www.warnertheatre.org

Torrington

04/09 Spiritual Drumming with Susan Strand 860-567-3163 $

1-2:30p Experience drumming by becoming part of a sacred circle; learn and play drum rhythms; drum with

intentionality and create community. Bring your own drum if you have one. A few drums and many rhythm instruments will be available.

Wisdom House, 229 East Litchfield Road, http://www.wisdomhouse.org

Litchfield

04/09 Open Mic hosted by Chris Ellis (860) 350 5995 Free?

8:30p 59 Bank Street

New Milford
04/10 Open Mic Night at Infinity Hall 860-542-5531 free

6:00p Infinity Music Hall & Bistro will begin hosting an open mic night every Wednesday evening for local

musicians starting Feb. 20th. The weekly event will be from 7-10 p.m., with sign-up from 6-6:45 p.m. The evening will be about more than simply providing a venue for local talent to perform, however. A select number of artists will also be chosen to compete to be an opening act at an Infinity Hall concert. Hall founder Dan Hincks is pleased about this newest music development at the hall. “In addition to bringing world-class music to Norfolk, we’ve always wanted to support local artists and rising stars,” he says. “Having a weekly open mic night is just another way to do that.” The open mic will be hosted by Andy Attanasio, who is also a musician. Those interested in learning more can send an e-mail to admin@infinityhall.com.

Infinity Hall, Rt. 44 http://www.infinityhall.com

Norfolk

04/10 And Evening with Renaissance 860-542-5531 $52-67

8:00p World-renowned progressive rock pioneers Renaissance will be making their first concert appearances since

the tragic November 20th passing of principle composer/guitarist Michael Dunford. Lead vocalist and lyricist Annie Haslam will continue to lead a new, revitalized Renaissance that looks forward to a future that will honor their 40 golden years of achievements. These shows will feature a mix of repertoire from their classic albums as well as the title track from their recently completed new studio album



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