North Country Chamber Players

  • Saturday, August 7th at 4pm ~ MOZARTIANA
  • Saturday, August 14th at 4pm ~ DVORAK’S PASSIONS

Both August concerts will be performed at historic Alumni Hall in Haverhill Corner.

Admission is free, but reservations are required due to public health space limitations. Please reserve a seat at the North Country Chamber Players website.

Donations at each event will be greatly appreciated.

Important Note: While seating at Alumni Hall will be arranged for social distancing, the chairs will be moveable, and groups attending together may rearrange them if they wish to do so. Audience members may be unmasked when seated, but we ask that they mask-up when entering, leaving, and walking around inside the Hall.

Image by Kinomalar; licensed with CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Mozartiana

When Mozart decided to add a 2nd viola to the string quartet form, he opened up new worlds of expression, harmonic possibilities and grandiose scope. His String Quintet in C Major gloriously combines an exhilarating spirit with a profound sense of seriousness, and synthesizes, perhaps for the first time, the intimacy of a string quartet with the epic breadth of a symphony.

Dvorak’s Passions

Antonin Dvorak wrote music with consistent style, outstanding craftsmanship, beautiful melodies, rhythmic vitality and uncommon charm. Like Mozart, he composed an early string quintet, but his unique addition was the double bass, creating a lush fullness of sound that borders on the edge of a chamber orchestra, throughout.

Antonin Dvorak. Image from Wikimedia Commons (public domain)

UnCommon Jam Music Festival

Sunday, August 22,  1-6pm
Newbury Vermont Common

Tickets $10 at the gate. Kids 12 and under free.

From blues to funk to rock to newgrass, UnCommon Jam will celebrate the region’s wealth of talented musicians with a lineup that will get you on your feet and dancing!

Come enjoy this summertime outdoor jamboree with local eats and a craft beer garden. Performers include …

DAVE KELLER

Dave Keller, based in Montpelier, VT, is a top notch soul/blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. He is a two-time Blues Music Award (BMA) nominee. Fueled by his love of deep Southern soul and blues, Keller’s performances ring out with passion, integrity, and an ability to break down the barriers between performer and audience.

He has released nine CDs, including the 2014 BMA-nominated Soul Changes, recorded with Al Green’s original Hi Rhythm Section in Memphis. Keller is also the 2012 winner of the International Blues Challenge’s Best Self-Released CD Award. He has performed at the largest blues festivals in the East

Keller’s current band includes Ira Friedman (keys), Jay Gleason (drums), and Alex Budney (bass).  Read more at https://www.davekeller.com.

The MAMMALS

The Mammals are a warm-blooded party band with a conscience, equally inspired by their folk predecessors and Americana peers.

The ensemble, whether quintet or sextet (double drums), will effortlessly span the horizons of Americana, from soulfully harmonized indie-folk ballads to revved up fiddle and banjo-driven foot stompers.

The band’s core and founders Mike Merenda & Ruth Ungar write songs to heal hearts and rouse minds. They have recorded and performed together for two decades, as the duo Mike + Ruthy and with The Mammals. They make their home in the lush Hudson River Valley of New York where they and friends host a thriving community folk festival called The Hoot. Visit http://www.themammals.love/

LINDA B & The BARNCATS

Linda B and the Barncats features the soulful vocals of Linda Boudreault, Dr. Burma’s lead singer for 25 years. The Barncats include former Dr. Burma bandmates Ted Mortimer (guitar and vocals), Marcus Copening (drums), and Casey Dennis (bass) along with special guest Chuck Eller (Kilamanjaro, Big Joe Burrell and the Unknown Blues Band) on keyboards.

Le Vent du Nord

Sunday Aug. 29th
7:30 pm

The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement.  The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences.

On stage these friends create intense, joyful and dynamic live performances that expand the bounds of tradition in striking global directions. This is the modern sound of tradition, a music of the here and now.

The Bailiff’s Café will be serving serving an assortment of desserts as well as craft beer and wine.

Historic Haverhill, Inc. gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and our many friends who annually contribute to our organization.
Thank You!