Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Sep
24
Fri
Sharon, CT–AMANDA LEA LAVERGNE Performance @ Sharon Playhouse
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm

Amanda is a NY based actress who has appeared on Broadway in Annie, The People In The Picture, and Grease. Her Off-Broadway credits include This One’s For The Girls and Loveless Texas. Regionally she has starred in Crazy for You, Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Singin’ In The Rain, Shout!, Gypsy, All Shook Up, The Little Mermaid, Beehive, and A Chorus Line. Amanda has also toured the US with Crazy For You, Hairspray, and Disney’s High School Musical. Amanda recently made her Australian debut alongside Anthony Warlow in Jekyll and Hyde.

 

Oct
29
Fri
Great Barrington, MA–Crescendo Concert: featuring our Chorus, Vocal Ensemble, Period Instrument Orchestra and Soloists, and Chamber Ensemble @ Saint James Place
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm

The series will conclude with Crescendo’s large-scale choral-instrumental concert “Music Across Borders” that was postponed from March 2020. Crescendo Chorus, soloists and period instrument orchestra will present rarely heard festive Baroque and hauntingly beautiful choral works from the Baltics and Central Europe. This program takes us beyond the borders of the countries we normally associate with great Baroque music: Italy, Germany and France, the home of beloved composers such as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Lully. Transcending these borders, we will embark on a musical journey discovering how the Baroque style became a trans-nation cultural phenomenon, as composers constantly forged new connections among diverse cultural centers across borders. The Baroque competitions for chorus with orchestra are by Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (‘The Polish Handel’), Johann Adam Hiller (Latvia), Johann Valentin Meder (Latvia, Poland and Russia), Kryštof Harant (Czechia), and Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský (Czechia/Austria). They will be contrasted with contemporary a cappella vocal works by Ēriks Ešenvalds of Latvia whose “Stars” is accompanied with seldom-heard tuned musical glasses, and sacred motets by Paweł Łukaszewski of Poland and Zdeněk Lukáš of Czechia.
The performers are sopranos Jennifer Tyo, Jordan Rose Lee and Sarah Fay, countertenor Augustine Mercante (Philadelphia) and bass-baritone Peter Becker (New York). The Crescendo Chorus, and period instrument orchestra with Chris Belluscio, natural trumpet (Boston), will be conducted by Crescendo’s Founding Artistic Director Christine Gevert.

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Oct
30
Sat
Lakeville, CT–Crescendo Concert: featuring our Chorus, Vocal Ensemble, Period Instrument Orchestra and Soloists, and Chamber Ensemble @ Trinity Church
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm

The series will conclude with Crescendo’s large-scale choral-instrumental concert “Music Across Borders” that was postponed from March 2020. Crescendo Chorus, soloists and period instrument orchestra will present rarely heard festive Baroque and hauntingly beautiful choral works from the Baltics and Central Europe. This program takes us beyond the borders of the countries we normally associate with great Baroque music: Italy, Germany and France, the home of beloved composers such as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Lully. Transcending these borders, we will embark on a musical journey discovering how the Baroque style became a trans-nation cultural phenomenon, as composers constantly forged new connections among diverse cultural centers across borders. The Baroque competitions for chorus with orchestra are by Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (‘The Polish Handel’), Johann Adam Hiller (Latvia), Johann Valentin Meder (Latvia, Poland and Russia), Kryštof Harant (Czechia), and Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský (Czechia/Austria). They will be contrasted with contemporary a cappella vocal works by Ēriks Ešenvalds of Latvia whose “Stars” is accompanied with seldom-heard tuned musical glasses, and sacred motets by Paweł Łukaszewski of Poland and Zdeněk Lukáš of Czechia.
The performers are sopranos Jennifer Tyo, Jordan Rose Lee and Sarah Fay, countertenor Augustine Mercante (Philadelphia) and bass-baritone Peter Becker (New York). The Crescendo Chorus, and period instrument orchestra with Chris Belluscio, natural trumpet (Boston), will be conducted by Crescendo’s Founding Artistic Director Christine Gevert.

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