To support the Maritime Performance Series Eastman Handcrafted Guitars & Mandolins has donated a beautiful Rosewood and Mahogany acoustic guitar and hard case, valued at $700, to be raffled off. Tickets are available at all concerts, during our First Free Friday events, and at the museum. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. Drawing will take place at the March 17 concert.
March 17, 2017: Benjie Porecki Trio
The Benjie Porecki Trio pays homage to jazz as one of the true American art forms. The trio renders classic jazz standards with fire and intensity. Keyboardist Benjie Porecki is a 20-year music industry veteran who has played with Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, and many others. Currently he tours with jam band icon Keller Williams, and as a solo artist, he has five releases that received wide critical acclaim. Drummer Mark Prince displays mastery in virtually all genres of music and has played with professional musicians across the industry. Currently he plays with Firm Roots. Zack Pride, a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, went on to study with some of the preeminent masters of acoustic bass, namely Buster Williams, Ray Brown, Lonnie Plaice and Rufus Reid. Zack currently joined the Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” in 2006.
Benjie Porecki Trio is a total emersion in toe-tapping- funky-jazz, brilliantly painted rifts, melancholy ballads, and searing drum solos. Wear your St. Paddy’s green and come jive to the beat.Tickets are $15; $20 at the door.
Sunday, April 23: The Celtic Fiddle Festival
7 p.m. in the Harms Gallery The Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. The quartet, which includes Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany), Charlie McKerron (Scotland), and Nicolas Quemener combines considerable talents, rich musical traditions, and spontaneous humor for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. Each artist plays a solo set, showcasing their individual musical styles and cultural heritage, followed by a collaborative set featuring all three fiddlers. Called "three of the finest folk violinists anywhere" by The Washington Post, these traditional masters showcase their regional repertoires, and together conjure an unforgettable performance, playing with such relentless precision and fire. The tunes transcend all cultural and geographical barriers. Doors open at 6 p.m. with beer and wine for sale. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door.