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North Hall Arts Festival 2013

The 2013 Festival opened with the popular Opera and Song Showcase with three opera singers and piano accompanist who have performed internationally. The showcase has been followed by a season rich with music, theater, dance, spoken word and visual art. Instrumental and choral music includes sacred, folk, jazz, blues, swing, rock, country, bluegrass and open mic music jams in July and August. This year we presented a fully staged production of two one-act plays by noted American playwrights Thornton Wilder and Tennessee William. The season ends with a program featuring men’s and women’s fashion in Jane Austen’s literature, country, bluegrass and world music and classical harp.

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OPERA ARIA & SONG SHOWCASE

Saturday MAY 25-7:00 p.m. Sunday MAY 26 – 2:00 p.m
$15 at door, students free. wheelchair/elev. accessible
New York ensemble features baritone Christopher DeVage, soprano Tammy Tyburczy and tenor Antonio Abate, with accompanist Jerome Tan performing American songs and Italian opera excerpts: Verdi’s Don Carlo and Otello accompanied by piano. (more…)

 Jerry Noble, Bob Sparkman

JAZZ DUO JERRY NOBLE & BOB SPARKMAN

Jazz and Swing
Sunday, JUNE 2 – 4:00 p.m
$10 at door, students free. wheelchair/elev. accessible
Jerry Noble on piano and Bob Sparkman on clarinet will make a return appearance at the North Hall Arts Festival playing jazz and swing classics in their smooth and lively style. Bob and Jerry improvise their way through the “Great American Songbook,” interjecting their own cheerful twist and turns. (more…)

à cappella choral music

SCHOLA NOVA and STRIKE A CHORD

à cappella choral concert
Sunday, JUNE 9— 4:00 p.m.
Donation at the door; students free; wheelchair/elevator accessible
SCHOLA NOVA and STRIKE A CHORD duo à cappella concert brings us sacred and secular choral music from across the centuries from Renaissance to contemporary. (www.scholanova.org ) (www.strike-a-chord.com) (more…)

“THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE” – staged reading

by Edward Albee
Sunday, JUNE 23 — 2:00 p.m.
admission:FREE; wheelchair/elevator accessible
THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE, a “rare gem” from Pulitzer Prize Award-winner playwright Edward Albee, is directed by Mitch Giannunzio, with Margery Shaw in the title role. A Fundraiser Garden Party follows with jazz legend Charles Neville performing. (more…)

Huntington Dance Centre dancers

A DANCE COLLAGE

Huntington Dance Centre
Sunday, JUNE 30 – 4:00 p.m
Donation, students free. wheelchair/elev. accessible
A “Dance Collage” presented by students of the Huntington Dance Centre performing Jazz, tap, ballet, modern and more. (more…)

Open Mic Music Jam

OPEN MIC MUSIC JAM
1st Fridays JULY & AUGUST

Friday JULY 5 – 7:00 p.m Friday AUGUST 2 – 7:00 p.m
FREE or donation at the door; wheelchair/elevator accessible
Open MIC performances by musicians, instrumental and vocal. Performers to determine format. Musicians and public welcome. (more…)

The Porch Jazz Trio

Porch Jazz Trio

jazz, Latin band swing
Sunday, JULY 14 – 4:00 p.m
$10 at door, students free. wheelchair/elev. accessible
PORCH JAZZ TRIO: Smooth jazz standards, Latin rhythms, favorite ballads and Big Band swing sounds from Dave Sporny on trombone, Bob Ferrier on guitar and Don Baldini on bass. (more…)

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LUI COLLINS

Folk and Bossa Nova
Sunday, AUGUST 4 – 4:00 p.m
$10 at door, students free. wheelchair/elev. accessible
Singer, songwriter LUI COLLINS in concert on guitar and banjo playing original songs, classic folk and bossa nova in the original Brazilian Portuguese and more. (www.luicollins.com) (more…)

Jim Kaminski

JIM KAMINSKI. & CO : Blues/Rock

Saturday, AUGUST 17— 7:00 p.m.
$10 at the door, students free. wheelchair/elevator accessible
Jim Kaminski, founding member of the band Fat plays original music from hard-edged blues-rock to “soulful grooves.” Rudi Weeks on bass, Dave Nelson on drums. (more…)

“Wilder/Williams”—two one-act plays

by Thornton Wilder and Tennessee Williams
Fri., AUGUST 23 at 8:00 p.m. Sat., AUGUST 24 at 2:00 p.m.(afternoon) and 8:00 p.m.(evening) Sun., AUGUST 25 at 2:00 p.m. (afternoon)
$15 at the door; Students free; open seating; wheelchair/elevator accessible
Four fully staged AEA performances of Thornton Wilder’s “The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden” (1931) directed by Mitch Giannunzio and Tennessee Williams’ “Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen” (1953) directed by Kenneth Tigar.
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 Kandie Carle

“FASHION IN FICTION” in Jane Austen’s Era-historical presentation

Written and Directed by Kandie Carle
Sunday, SEPT. 8 – 4:00 p.m
$10 at door, students free. wheelchair/elev. accessible
Interactive one-woman show highlighting the use of men’s and women’s clothing and fashion in the era of Jane Austen novels. For teens and adults. (www.kandiecarle.com) (more…)

Old Country Road

OLD COUNTRY ROAD BAND

Country, Bluegrass Music Concert
Sunday, SEPTEMBER 15 – 4:00 p.m.
$10 at the door; Students free; wheelchair/elevator accessible
“Classic country” songs by Hank Williams, Webb Pierce, Carl Smith and a host of others with some bluegrass music mixed in. (more…)

 Laura Wetzler

LAURA WETZLER & FRIENDS

American spiced with World beat Music Concert
Sunday, SEPTEMBER 22 – 4:00 p.m.
$10 at the door; Students free; wheelchair/elevator accessible
Singer songwriter and guitarist Laura Wetzler, joined by master guitarist Joe Boyle and Richie Davis on multi-percussion, will perform contemporary folk, worldbeat Jewish roots music from Africa and Asia, and classics of American Song. More on Wetzler and her recordings appears at www.laurawetzler.com. (more…)

 Elizabeth Morse, harpist

HARP & CELLO-Elizabeth Morse and Ronald Feldman

Classical Music Concert
Sunday, SEPTEMBER 29 – 4:00 p.m.
$10 at the door; Students free; wheelchair/elevator accessible
Harpist Elizabeth Morse and cellist Ronald Feldman will take the stage on Sunday for the final program in its 2013 season.The program includes works by Jan Ladislav Dussek, J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy, Lou Harrison, and John Williams.
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2012 Sponsors The Westfield News, Massachusetts Cultural Councils, Daily Hampshire Gazette

2013 Sponsors and Friends

Our sponsors, the Westfield News, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the Arts Councils of Chesterfield, Huntington, Montgomery, and Worthington, along with our friends B & D Variety, Dark Room Entertainment, Down to Earth Excavating, Four Main Street Bar and Grill, Gateway Farm and Pet, Gino’s Pizzeria & Hut, Huntington Country Store, Jeff’s Home Improvement help, Knightville Pakage Store, Main Street Music, Moltenbrey’s Market, New England WebArt, The Blackburn Inn, The Pit Stop, The Rapids Restaurant, The River Cafe, and Resnic, Beauregard, Waite & Driscoll Attorneys at Law help us bring you the 2013 season of theater, dance and music.

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