DAVID HEINTZ & LINDA DUXBURY
Baroque to the Blues
From Shaker tunes to Baroque concerto - from cornet solos of the late 1800’s to big band tunes of the 1920’s to 1940’s - from ballad tone poems of the 1980’s to rock, and blues tunes to piano classics - there will be something for all tastes and desires. David Heintz began his professional studies of trumpet and music education at St. Olaf College. While there he studied trumpet with Ronald Hasselman (Minneapolis Symphony) and Michael Brand (St. Paul Chamber Orchestra). The offer of a teaching assistantship at Lowell University lead to an M.M. degree in trumpet and conducting. In 1987, David began teaching in the Haverhill Cooperative Schools - a place that has become home. Linda Duxbury from Newbury, VT is a piano teacher and vocal coach who holds an M.A, as well as M.Min and D.Min degrees. She has served as adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers and the Vermont Music Teachers Association and has been involved as an organist, pianist and choir director for over 50 years for various denominations. She is the founder/director of the Tabor Valley Singers.
SUNDAY, May 24 | 4:00PM | Cafe Open for Drinks 3:30PM
The Pine Hill Singers’ Spring Benefit Concert
March of the Women
Celebrate the many facets of strong women throughout history, and about the audacity and boldness of women speaking out loud. This concert is about formidable women coming of age and dealing with old age; marching as suffragettes; and singing out against slavery, war and famine. It’s also about good (and not so good), ordinary women -- housewives, lovers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers standing up for themselves, each other, and their families.
From Madrigals to pop tunes, this concert includes a moving collection of songs rejoicing in the feminine spirit. The varied program includes Sojourner Truth’s, And Ain’t I a Woman, Dame Smyth’s, The March of the Women, and Holly Near’s, 1000 Grandmothers, – all inspirational songs from women’s rights leaders from the civil war to the 1970’s. You’ll hear songs about women surviving wars and starvation, and celebrating sisterhood; along with the humorous, Sisters, by Irving Berlin and the sultry Broadway songs, You Don’t Own Me and Whatever Lola Wants.
For more than 17 years, the Pine Hill Singers have brought outstanding performances to the local area. Their concerts include a large repertoire from classical to jazz, Broadway to patriotic, and serious to silly. The close knit choral singers from NH and VT meet weekly, and from this weekly sharing of music, they know the personal healing as well as the community outreach in the joy of music. Just after 9/11 the singers began to insert a quote on all their programs attributed to Leonard Bernstein – “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” Thus the Pine Hill Singers have established a fund for future musicians. They will be selecting their seventh award recipient in June 2015.
FRIDAY, JUNE 5 | 7PM | Cafe Open for Drinks Starting at 6:30PM
Tickets: FREE! Donation
BROADWAY MELODIES featuring mezzo-soprano Erma Mellinger and pianist Daniel Weiser
Classicopia, the Upper Valley's award-winning chamber music organization now in its 15th year of presenting intimate concerts throughout the region, returns to Alumni Hall with another toe-tapping, hum-along revue of some of the great Broadway show tunes of all time by such songwriters as George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern, and more.
Erma Mellinger has sung across the country and has been hailed for her "rich, vibrant, creamy voice." A member of the Dartmouth College music faculty since 1996, she has appeared recently as soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and the Handel Society. She is also the director of Cantabile, a women's chorus in the region. Ms. Mellinger earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from Northwestern University. She received the Performer’s and the Opera Certificates while at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester where she also earned her Master of Music Degree.
Daniel Weiser, Artistic Director of Classicopia, has been described as "a force of pianistic energy" and has performed in over 20 different countries and throughout the U.S. He always engages the audience with interesting stories about the composers and establishes an informal and relaxed atmosphere at every concert. He earned his Doctorate from Peabody Conservatory and taught for many years at Dartmouth College and St. Paul's School.
Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC
SUNDAY, JUNE 21 | 4PM | Cafe Open for Drinks Starting at 3:30PM
Irish Music Awards Winners for Top Group & Top Traditional Group, 2013
Innovative and award-winning Celtic Roots band RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material. Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.
Members of RUNA have played with Solas, Riverdance, Slide, Clannad, Fiddlers' Bid, Moya Brennan, Eileen Ivers, Hazel O'Conner, Full Frontal Folk, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Barcó, Téada, and the Guy Mendilow Band.
Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC
FRIDAY, SEP 11 | 7PM | Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6PM