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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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Garmany Music Series: Washboard Slim & the Bluelights

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Tuesday, August 15 6:30 PM Barney Library Lawn* Back by popular demand! 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 the […]

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Garmany Music Series: The KC Sisters

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Thursday, June 22 6:30 PM Barney Library Lawn* The multi-talented five-some The KC Sisters put a fresh new spin on the term “Sister Act.” Harkening back to the heyday of family groups, with a rootsy, Americana sound that incorporates folk, country, gospel, R&B and jazz. What sets The KC Sisters apart from any other group of […]

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Garmany Music Series: Muriel Anderson’s “Wonderlust”

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Thursday, May 11 6:30 PM Barney Library Muriel Anderson’s renowned guitar and harp guitar playing is highlighted by a backdrop of stunning visuals by celebrated photo-artist and cinematographer Bryan Allen. Together they bring you on a musical and visual journey around the world, full of joy and humanity, with new tunes, old favorites, stories, and […]

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Garmany Music Series: The Lost Acres String Band

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Thursday, April 20 7:00 PM Main Library The Lost Acres String Band serves up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of musical traditions, with the added spice of some exotic originals.  A typical show includes blues, rags, old-time and contemporary fiddle tunes, Hispanic waltzes from the old Southwest, a classic string-band […]

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Garmany Music Series: A Return to 60’s Folk with Caroline Doctorow

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Sunday, January 22 2:00 PM Main Library Journey back in time as Caroline Doctorow performs folk songs of the early ’60s, including the work of icons such as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, Donovan, and Richard and Mimi Fariña. She will also perform some of her original compositions and discuss the songwriting […]

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Garmany Music Series: The Great Romantics with the Karkowska Sisters

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 2:00 PM* Barney Library* The Karkowska Sisters Duo is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed ensemble that, in addition to a recital and chamber music repertoire, performs extraordinary programs of virtuosity and laughter full of beautiful music, unforgettable stories, and comedy. Anna, virtuoso violinist, and Kasha, concert pianist, graduated from the Julliard School of […]

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Garmany Music Series: Ricky Alfonso Jazz Quartet

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Jazz trumpeter and vocalist Ricky Alfonso has been on the East Coast jazz scene, performing and recording with his own and other ensembles in the Hartford area, since the 1980’s. A product of the modern jazz movement, with a trumpet style reminiscent of Miles Davis and Freddie […]

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