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The Sky Blue Boys

Bluegrass, Folk and Rural Tradition

Friday, April 7, 7:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $12.00 (adults) $8.00 (under 18)

Two fellows with a mandolin and guitar, a musical teamwork built of habit, their voices fused in the special blend produced by kinship. They were called “brothers duets,” and during the 1930s and ’40s it was the predominant format in country music, practiced by now-legendary teams of brothers on radio stations and stage shows throughout the countryside.

In Vermont, Dan and Willy Lindner, The Sky Blue Boys, have revived the tradition. Following the example of old-time duos such as The Blue Sky Boys, The Delmore Brothers and the Louvin Brothers they have built up a large repertoire of wonderful old ballads, parlor songs, heart songs and sacred numbers. Heeding their own musical instincts they have expanded the accompaniment to include a variety of acoustic instruments and added many newer songs including several of their own compositions.

Willy and Dan have played together for decades. They formed the celebrated Vermont bluegrass band Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys in 1972 and have toured and recorded extensively in that context, as well as sitting in on shows and recording sessions for many of the region’s top acoustic musicians. But never far from their hearts were the sounds they learned to love long ago – the simple moving sounds of the early “brothers duets.”

4/7/2017 7:00 PM
Mark Scalia & Kyle Crawford

Saturday, April 15, 7:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $15.00 (adults only)

Want to laugh? Two of New England’s best comics, Mark Scalia and Kyle Crawford, will be appearing at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

Mark Scalia is a twenty-six year veteran of the Boston comedy scene and has entertained tens of thousands of people at comedy clubs, colleges, universities, corporate events, and private venues across the United States and Canada. He brings his audiences into the show by being funny, clever, personable and warm. He’s a crowd favorite wherever he goes! His first real test as a comic came when he competed in the Boston Comedy Riot, making the semi-final round. Mark has been invited to many comedy festivals all over the country including: The Boston International Comedy Festival, Seattle International Comedy Festival and the New Orleans Comedy Festival.

Hailing from southern New Hampshire, Kyle Crawford’s quick wit and broad range of subject matter (with a slight twist) will captivate you from the moment you catch his magnetic stage presence. Kyle has been performing nationally in clubs, colleges and festival and has featured for a number of national acts. He has worked with comedy greats Joe Wong, Tony V, Kevin Knox, Stephanie Peters and Kelly Macfarlane and has been featured on the internationally syndicated talk show The Steve Katsos Show. Kyle was the first runner up in MCAM televisions New Hampshire’s Last Comic Standing, and has been featured on Comcast Comedy Spotlight twice.

Sponsored by: The GETZ Foundation

4/15/2017 7:00 PM
William Ogmundson, pianist

Friday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $12 (adults) $10 (under 18)

William Ögmundson is an Emmy Award nominated composer and professional pianist who resides in New England. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe - most notably at the Vatican and Notre Dame de Paris - and his original compositions have been performed worldwide.

Well-known throughout New England, William is generally acknowledged to be one of the finest pianists in the area. He has built a career around piano performance, while also making a name for himself as a composer and lyricist.

William began performing at the age of 5, and went on to win numerous piano competitions throughout his school years. During this time period, he was the featured pianist for the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra on four separate occasions. In addition to regular performances in New Hampshire and the surrounding states, William has also performed at venues throughout Europe, including the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where he was honored to have been the organist for a Sunday morning mass.

5/12/2017 7:00 PM
Dueling Pianos

Friday, May 19th at 8:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $15.00 (adults) and $10.00 (under 18)

It has been said that a dueling piano show is quite literally "the most fun one can have with...”, well, the most fun one can have! On Friday, May 19, 2017 beginning at 8:00 pm, you can be the judge. As a matter of fact, you can be part of it! Please keep in mind that this show is rated PG-13 which means it may contain innuendos, puns, safe jokes and language that might not be appropriate for all ages.

The show is a "to the top of your lungs" sing along with all your friends. Two grand pianos are center-stage with a team of outrageously talented pianists that seem to know every song ever written. Each show is different because it's all request and you or your friends might even get called up on stage for a bit of good humored fun and some unforgettable youtube moments. “Think YOU won't sing along...Just TRY not too.... I dare ya!” - Bill Connors (pianist)

Dueling piano shows are request-oriented, interactive, sing-a-long shows wherein two piano players sit across from each other and trade songs. The dueling piano audience is used for the dueling aspect of the show. Audience members are pitted one-side-against-the-other. Examples of rivalries include country vs. rock, men against women, etc. This dueling piano interactive concept has grown rapidly the past few years and shows no sign of letting-up. Why? One very simple reason: people love to interact and have fun.

With the pianos at the forefront, the piano players act as "ring masters". Known as the Entertainment Directors, they are responsible for maintaining enthusiasm and maximizing laughs. Hand-picked from only the finestregional talent, they are experts at keeping audience members involved, happy and content.

Dueling piano shows often take unexpected turns. Tangents may include involving staff members, changing song lyrics or roasting popular audience members. Everyone is drawn together by the camaraderie and nostalgia to form one large, synergistic party - swaying to the music and bellowing-out familiar lyrics. This concept is based on the simple fact that everyone wants to have a good time. The Dueling Piano "experience" is not only incredible fun, but also very unique. Guests aren't just entertained by the piano players - they become part of the show!

5/19/2017 8:00 PM
Steven Hancoff - A Bach Project

Sunday, June 4, 2:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $10.00 (adults) and $8.00 (under 18)

Classical Guitarist Steven Hancoff, described as “an interpretive master who plays with fluidity, grace and passion” by Jazz Review Magazine, will be presenting his Bach Project at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts on Sunday, June 4, 2017 starting at 2:00 pm. Mr. Hancoff will be tracing Bach’s life in a music performance entitled: From Obscurity to Eminence. Tickets for the performance are available on line (www.stkieranarts.org) via the performance series link, at the center office (155 Emery Street, Berlin) or at the door on the afternoon of the show.

The project, a transcription and recording of the Six Suites for Cello Solos, transforms each of the 36 movements – six pieces of music in each of six suites – into music for the guitar. Transcription is not merely the transferring of notes from one instrument to another. Transcription here is the art of creating a piece of guitar music out of a piece of cello music. One of the central issues was transcribing music written for an instrument that typically plays one note at a time (cello) to one that is capable of playing separate, concurrent melodic lines and chords (guitar). Transcription ultimately means harmonizing the Bach Cello Suites. In order to successfully transcribe these solos, Mr. Hancoff familiarized himself with the life of Bach; gaining a deepened understanding of who he was to better organize the project.

Mr. Hancoff toured the world – about 50 countries – as an official Artistic Ambassador representing the United States of America. The concerts – the music and the story of the great American music tradition, woven together with tales of the men and women who created it – have captivated audiences everywhere. Now, after years of intense devotion, his four-volume eBook – Bach, Casals & the Six Suites for Cello Solo, is complete.

Mr. Hancoff, a graduate of St. John’s College (esteemed for its singular “One Hundred Great Books of the Western World” program), is not only a musician/transcriptionist/arranger, but also has been a Rolfer™, a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body for more than 30 years and a proud member of the Grand Canyon River Guides Association.

6/4/2017 2:00 PM
Katelyn Emerson, Organist

Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 pm

Location:
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Berlin, NH

Tickets: $12.00 (adults) $10.00 (under 18)

Praised for great sensitivity and exciting artistry.

8/15/2017 7:00 PM
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