Musical Art Society of Branford
Our "MAS" motto! M=Membership A=Attendance S=Scholarship
Friday March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Blackstone Library, Branford
With a voice that blends Celtic and Appalachian styles, Debra Cowan performs a cappella and with guitar, interpreting a wide range of traditional and contemporary folk songs. Based in Massachusetts, Debra tours extensively in North America and the United Kingdom. Her performances gives listeners old and new story-songs reflecting the human experiences, comedic short ditties all the while encouraging the audience to join in on choruses and refrains. Debra’s performances impress listeners with her clarity, warmth, agility, and respect for the words and melodies she offers.
Additional information: Barbara Shaw (203) 481-2819
Coming in April
Trombone Quartet Recital
featuring members of the
Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, New London, CT
Music of German composers featuring Bach and Beethoven
Come and hear the rich sounds of the trombone in the perfect venue!
Tabor Lutheran Church
April 4, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Information: Christine Cohen 203-453-0287
Annual Scholarship Fundraising Concert
First Congregational Church of Branford,
Pilgrim Hall at 7:30 p.m.
The Laid Back Jazz Quartet
The Laid Back Jazz Quartet includes Sal Caruso on guitar, Keith Coakley on keyboard, David Mix on bass, Rich Calitro on drums and Julie Bjornberg, vocals. This group regularly performs at Old Saybrook's Paperback Café playing a casually sophisticated jazz with vocals that brings listeners from all over the northeast. This will be a lively concert in the church hall with room to dance. Branford's own David Mix is also known locally as an experienced luthier specializing in double bass repairs.
Carol Titcomb, Musical Art Society member and music teacher in Branford, will open the program with her Walsh Intermediate School Jazz Band. Tickets are $15 at the door or in advance from Martha Medford at (203) 481-6952.
Guitar and Flute Duo
Neal Fitzpatrick and Elaine Thoma
The Musical Art Society announces its first free concert of the 2013-14 season on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:30 at the Blackstone Library Auditorium, featuring Guitar & Flute with Neal Fitzpatrick & Elaine Thoma.
Neal Fitzpatrick is an award-winning guitarist who holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music and a Master of Music from the Yale School of Music. He has studied with jazz great Sal Salvador and world-renowned classical guitarist Sharon Isbin as well as Yale master and innovator of the guitar, Benjamin Verdery. Mr. Fitzpatrick is an active soloist and chamber musician and maintains a private teaching studio. He has performed at diverse venues around the country and is currently on the faculty at the Community Music School in Centerbrook, CT and the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT.
Elaine Thoma, flutist, is a Boston native who studied with James Pappoutsakis of the Boston Symphony. She is celebrating her 20th year on the faculty at Neighborhood Music School in New Haven where she maintains a flute studio of over 40 students. She is an active freelance performer in New England and a clinician and All-State adjudicator. Elaine holds a dual Bachelors of Music and Music Education degree from Syracuse University, graduate studies at Boston University, master classes with Jean-Pierre Rampal and James Galway, and is certified as a Suzuki teacher.
Flute and guitar collaborations have an extensive repertoire and unique sound. For this program, the duo will present selections by Piazolla, Satie, Villa-Lobos, Ibert and Guiliani.
Musical Art Society of Branford
If you are interested in becoming a member send dues to:
Susanne Lendler Marsh
12 Linden Shores
Branford, CT 06405
Dues are $20 for individuals and $30 for families
Download a membership form below.