CARPE DIEM ARTS!
Contact: Busy Graham
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Carpe Diem Arts and
St. Michaels Community Center
A Winter’s Eve of Revelry
Holiday Celebration of
Scandinavian, Ukrainian & Bulgarian Song & Dance
St. Michaels Auditorium @ SMMHS
Sunday, December 17 ~ 3 pm
Carpe Diem Arts and St. Michaels Community Center join together again in presenting the second annual "Winter's Eve of Revelry" at St. Michaels Auditorium on Sunday, December 17 at 3 pm.
Enjoy Scandinavian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian song and dance in celebration of the holidays. Talented musicians include Andrea Hoag on fiddle with Melissa Running on nyckelharpa (a traditional Swedish keyed fiddle); Jonathan Een Newton on the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, with singers Molly Hickman and Corinne Ducey and dancers Linda Brooks and Ross Schipper from Scandia DC; Lyuti Chushki Bulgarian Ensemble; the Slaveya vocal ensemble, along with members of the St. Michaels Middle High School Chamber Choir under the direction of Amy Effler.
As an additional attraction, the St. Michaels Middle High School chapter of the National Art Honor Society will be selling greeting cards along with small prints of student artwork in an effort to raise funds for our Artist-in-Residence Program. Student artists will be present to share their artwork and enthusiasm about the SMMHS program and its school-wide impact.
The St. Michaels Auditorium is located at 200 Seymour Ave. at St. Michaels Middle and High School.
Tickets are $10-25 (general admission, sliding scale: pay-what-you-can) and are available for purchase at the door. The event is FREE for children and students ages 18 and under.
More info: www.carpediemarts.org/celebrations-at-st-michaels-auditorium or contact email@example.com
This concert is presented with support from the Talbot County Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Artistic Insights Fund, Dock Street Foundation, and Carpe Diem Arts individual contributors.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FEATURED PERFORMERS
Grammy-nominated Andrea Hoag, winner of the Washington Area Music Award for "best traditional fiddler," has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and has performed at festivals and concert venues throughout Europe and the U.S., including the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress. Her adventurous spirit has spurred her to try many musical styles "from Irish to Klezmer, country rock to swing." Melissa Running is one of very few masters in the world of the extraordinary nyckelharpa from Sweden.
Gerdan: Soul of Ukraine features the world-renowned duo of Andrei Pidkivka (flute) and Solomia Gorokhivska (violin and vocals).
The Lyuti Chushki Bulgarian Ensemble -- named for a spicy Bulgarian appetizer of marinated peppers -- plays traditional instruments from their country with unique vocal accompaniment.
The Slaveya Ensemble specializes in the vocal folk music of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and neighboring regions.
Jonathan Een Newton is an acclaimed Hardanger Norwegian fiddle player and will be joined by singing friends Molly Hickman and Corinne Ducey.
The St. Michaels Middle High School Chamber Choir will perform a Macedonian song titled "Shto mi e Milo" under the direction of Amy Effler.
Contact: Busy Graham
Carpe Diem Arts Productions
PO Box 64, Royal Oak, MD
301-466-0183 cell / 410-745-5108 home
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