Classical traditions give way to traditional classics as the Sherman Chamber Ensemble presents the annual SCE Bluegrass Jamborees on Saturday, September 3rd at 2:00 PM at the Lake Mauweehoo Clubhouse on Leach Hollow Road in Sherman, CT and on Sunday, September 4th at 1 PM at the Kent Village Barns in downtown Kent, CT. The Kent performance will take place outside on the lawn, and concertgoers should bring their own chairs or blankets. Adults as well as kids will enjoy this spirited program of new and old favorites in the bluegrass tradition.
Leading the musical fun is virtuoso fiddler Paul Woodiel. A three-time New England Fiddle Contest champion and a winner at this year’s Roxbury Pickin’ and Fiddlin’ contest, Paul has taught traditional fiddle at Wesleyan University and tours as a fiddler with the Scottish dance band Local Hero. He is also busy as a classical violinist, a Broadway pit musician, and a studio player for the likes of the Dixie Chicks, so we are pleased to have him spend this last big weekend of the summer with us. Joining Paul will be SCE Artistic Director Eliot Bailen (trading in the cello for his first instrument, the guitar), Ensemble musicians Susan Rotholz on flute and vocals and Peter Weitzner on bass, and a roster of talented area musicians including dulcimer master Rob Brereton, Tom White on banjo and Jim Vogt on mandolin.
Special thanks to the Kent Village Barn Shops for providing a great location for our Kent performances, and to Webster Bank for sponsoring these entertaining family musical events. Admission is free, and no reservations are required. Call the Sherman Chamber Ensemble at 860-355-5930 for more information or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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