Stone Church Arts Concerts Fall 2013
Unless otherwise noted, concerts are on Saturdays night beginning at 7:30 pm with doors open at 7:00 pm
Following in the tradition of instrumentalists of the Renaissance all over Europe who arranged polyphonic vocal music for the instruments of their time (lutes, viols, recorders), Duo Orfeo presents a program built around their arrangements for electric guitars of great sacred vocal music drawn from the whole breadth of western musical history. Pairing these innovative arrangements with less directly devotional music, we see the connections between all music that praises, wonders, fears, and exalts, whether its object be God, mystery, beauty, or love. Ultimately, it is through the music itself that the human heart speaks most directly, leaving that which is deepest unnamed.
DEC 7: "Soli Deo Gloria" with Duo Orfeo, Electric Guitar Duo
"To Warm the Winter's Night" is a Celtic mid-Winter Celebration featuring Irish Harpist/Singer Aine Minogue. This Pan-Celtic odyssey is an enchanting evening of music, storytelling, and tradition. By turns solemn and joyous, "To Warm a Winter's Night" offers an emotional and evocative musical experience and is a wonderful alternative to the usual holiday fare. "With familiar carols and wintry Celtic ballads, tales, and poetry, her holiday concerts become a lilting, lulling way to make sweet sense of the season." BOSTON GLOBE
DEC 14: "To Warm the Winter's Night" with Aine Minogue, Celtic Harp & Vocals
Stone Church Arts Concerts Winter/Spring 2014
Unless otherwise noted, concerts are on Saturday nights beginning at 7:30 pm with doors open at 7:00 pm
A great wealth of music exists for mandolin-guitar ensembles most of which has been forgotten or out of the public eye for generations. The concert will explore mandolin ensemble music, from baroque to romantic and contemporary works. August Watters will perform with New England Mandolin Ensemble and participants in the Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music II happening January 17-19 at Immanuel Retreat Center. This wide-ranging concert will illustrate the many sounds of the concert mandolin.
3 pm, SUNDAY, JAN 19: Mandolin Chamber Music Concert
James D’León's performances have garnered critical praise from audiences and critics everywhere including the Philadelphia Inquirer, which stated that he performed with “exciting pianism filled with powerful emotion.” The Salt Lake Tribune commented that “D’León was a musical sorcerer who mesmerized the audience with every note.” His busy summers have included performances at the Banff Festival in Canada, the Boyle Festival in Ireland, the Schlern Festival in the Italian Alps, and the Mendocino Music Festival on the northern California coast.
APRIL 5: James D’León, classical pianist