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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
Wooden Ships: A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Saturday, June 10, 7:00 pm

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

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

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, Norman Coulombe, Don Coulombe, John Cucci and Tim Dion will be presenting a performance featuring the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) were a folk rock supergroup made up of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills and English American, singer-songwriter Graham Nash. They were known as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) when joined by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, who was an occasional fourth member. They were noted for their intricate vocal harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism, and lasting influence on US music and culture. Crosby, Stills & Nash were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and all three members were also inducted for their work in other groups (Crosby for the Byrds, Stills for Buffalo Springfield and Nash for the Hollies).[3] Neil Young has also been inducted as a solo artist and as a member of Buffalo Springfield.

6/10/2017 7:00 PM
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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