Garmany Music Series Outdoor Concert: The Kerry Boys

The Kerry Boys are Connecticut’s favorite Irish balladeers and have been performing together for over 27 years, dazzling fans of all ages from Maine to New York. Their humorous, high-energy show will have you clapping and singing along in no time, engaging you from start to finish with their wide collection of traditional and original […]

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Garmany Music Series Outdoor Concert: Washboard Slim and The Bluelights

Washboard Slim & The Bluelights are back for our summer outdoor concert series! Drawing on a wide variety of traditional music forms, the Bluelights have created a new musical style respecting equally the past and present. A typical Bluelights performance might include original music, early jazz, blues, swing, standards, jug band, gospel, pop music from […]

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Garmany Music Series Outdoor Concert: Hot Cat Jazz Band

Join us on the Barney Library Lawn to kick off our summer outdoor concert series with the toe-tapping music of the Hot Cat Jazz Band! Enjoy everything from the swing standards of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington;  big band hits of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey; to popular songs from the 1920’s, as well as some […]

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Garmany Music Series: John Brighenti and Orice Jenkins Present the Songs of Nat King Cole

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Pianist, John Brighenti, and vocalist, Orice Jenkins, bring the songs of Nat King Cole to life in an entertaining and informative performance! John Brighenti is a graduate of the Hartt College of Music where he studied both classical piano and music theory. After graduating, he enrolled at the Hartford Conservatory of Music to further pursue […]

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Garmany Music Series: The Songs of Woody Guthrie with Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal performs songs written by legendary folk musician Woody Guthrie (1912-1967). Guthrie’s compositions, many now classics, tell of his early years in the Oklahoma dust bowl (Dust Bowl Refugee, So Long It’s Been Good to Know You), his travels across the country (Hard Travelin’, Ramblin’ Round), his concern for the poor and downtrodden (Deportee, Pastures […]

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Garmany Music Series: Sunday Chamber Concert with Musical Friends

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Musical Friends, founded in 1996 by Leo Snow, is a chamber group of musicians which gathers various musical friends to perform beautiful music. Virginia Church is a classically-trained flutist who plays concert flute, piccolo, and bass flute in C. She is a flutist in Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra and Principal Flute in Connecticut Valley Symphony […]

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Garmany Music Series: Sunday Chamber Concert with Alturas Duo

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Sunday, February 25 2:00 PM Main Library The Alturas Duo has been recognized as one of the most engaging ensembles performing in the chamber music world today. The only group of its kind, the Duo was formed with the idea of playing South American and classical music by bringing together the unusual combination of the […]

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Garmany Music Series: Sunday Chamber Concert with Clara Trio

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Sunday, January 14 2:00 PM Main Library Join the Clara Piano Trio for an afternoon of beautiful chamber music. Katalin Viszmeg is the principal violinist of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. She also teaches at the Hartt School, Northwest Catholic High School, and the Connecticut Virtuosi Summer Institute in Farmington. Tamila Azadaliyeva has performed as […]

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Garmany Music Series: U.S. Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet

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Saturday, December 2 2:00 PM Barney Library The United States Coast Guard Band Saxophone Quartet is comprised of the saxophone section of the U.S. Coast Guard Band, one of the five premier U.S. military bands. In addition to performing throughout Taiwan in 2009 and 2010, the Quartet performs regularly at conferences held by the World Saxophone […]

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Garmany Music Series: BluesGrass

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Thursday, October 5 7:00 PM Main Library The acoustic duo BluesGrass features two experienced musicians who have been steeped for many years in American roots music, including blues, old-time, folk music, and bluegrass (especially its “bluesy” side and its mountain modal sounds). Both are accomplished singers, and their voices blend in close harmony along with […]

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