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The Maple Leaf Seven

Traditional Dixieland and Classic Small Band Swing

Friday, July 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)

The Maple Leaf Seven, Vermont’s own traditional jazz band, provides "Dixieland" and classic swing throughout the northeast for jazz lovers and dancers. Maple Leaf Seven features traditional and contemporary interpretations of jazz standards on clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and drums.

Maple Leaf Seven was founded in 1978 by jazz lovers in St. Johnsbury, VT. In the succeeding 39 years the band has played numerous concerts, weddings, parties and anniversary celebrations. During the summer months Maple Leaf is a highlight of many Vermont and New Hampshire town fairs and bandstands, including Danville, Irasburg and Fairlee, VT and Bethlehem and Lisbon, NH. Winter engagements include annual appearances at First Night - St. Johnsbury and Mardi Gras celebrations in addition to concerts, dances and private parties. The band has traveled for performances in Portsmouth, NH, Cortland, NY, Hogansburg, NY and Cornish, ME as well as onto Lake Champlain on the Spirit of Ethan Allen. The 2017 performance season began with a “Gatsby” party at the Mount Washington Resort and Mardi Gras at the Kingdom Taproom. A full calendar of the band's 2017 performances and contact information for bookings is available at www.stjjazz.org.

Sponsored by the NH State Council on the Arts

7/7/2017 7:00 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)

Organist Katelyn Emerson, praised for her "great sensitivity" and "exciting artistry" (The American Organist), showcases repertoire from the 14th-21st centuries in performances throughout the United States and Europe. She has performed in numerous esteemed venues, notably including the Hallgrímskirkja (Iceland), Cathédrale Saint-Omer (France), Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Hall (Russia), Cathédrale St-Quentin (Hasselt, Belgium), the Hauptkirche St. Petri (Hamburg, Germany), on the Kotzschmar Memorial Organ of Merrill Auditorium (Portland, ME, U.S.A.), Severance Hall (Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.), Reith Recital Hall at Goshen College (IN, U.S.A.), and others.

As a recipient of the prestigious J. William Fulbright Study/Research Grant, Katelyn studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Toulouse, France for the 2015-2016 academic year with Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, and Yasuko Uyama-Bouvard. In May 2015, Katelyn graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory (Oberlin, OH) with double bachelor's degrees in organ performance and French as well as with minors in music history and historical performance (fortepiano). During her time at Oberlin, she taught music theory at the Oberlin Community Music School, received the Selby Harlan Houston prize for distinguished work in organ and music theory, and was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honors society. Katelyn began her organ studies in 2005 through a scholarship of the Young Organist Collaborative (Portsmouth, NH). She has studied with James David Christie, Olivier Latry, Marie-Louise Langlais, Ray Cornils, and Dr. Abbey Hallberg-Siegfried. She has also studied organ improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart, Marie-Louise Langlais, and Bálint Karosi, piano with Arlene Kies, fortepiano with David Breitman, both harpsichord and continuo with Webb Wiggins, and voice with Ellen Hargis. Katelyn frequently presents masterclasses on organ interpretation and church music for AGO-sponsored events. She has been on the faculty of several AGO Pipe Organ Encounters and at the Oberlin Summer Organ Academy (OH).

In addition to her travels, Katelyn is Associate Organist & Choirmaster at the Church of the Advent (Boston, MA), where she works with the historic Aeolian-Skinner organ, the professional Choir of the Church of the Advent, and the volunteer Parish Choir. From 2010-2015, Ms. Emerson was music director of St. Paul Lutheran Church (Amherst, OH). In January 2012, Katelyn served as the Oberlin Sacred Music Intern under music director Keith Tóth at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York, NY, where she also replaced music director Keith Tóth for the months of July 2012-2015. Katelyn has been invited to present workshops on recently published organ music for church services in the 2013 Regional Convention of the AGO (Hartford, CT) Regions I & II, and the 2015 Northeastern Regional Convention of the AGO (New Haven, CT) and serves on the Executive Committee of the Boston Chapter of the AGO. Katelyn Emerson is represented by Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc., www.concertorganists.com

8/15/2017 7:00 PM
Beatles for Sale

"A splendid time IS guaranteed for all ..”

Saturday, August 19, 7:00 pm

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

Tickets: $15 (adults) and $10 (children under 18)

Beatles For Sale is an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. They have been entertaining audiences since 2007 with a repertoire that consists of over 150 SONGS from the Beatle catalog. The band’s members were drawn together by their love of Beatles music and the desire to keep the music alive. They are enthusiastic about bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans. Expect to hear some of your favorites, but don't expect to see Beatle wigs or Sgt. Pepper suits. They feel that the most important thing about the show is the music. What you will see is a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no "sampling" or "midi tricks" - everything you hear is performed completely live.

8/19/2017 7:00 PM
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