South Worthington, Sevenars Music Festival
August 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 14, 2022
Six concerts at the Academy – Sundays, July 10th – August 14th at 4PM! World Renowned Artists — Prizewinning Newcomers.
AUGUST 7th at 4PM: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends
Judith Lynn Stillman, piano
Rachel Braude, flute; Charles Dimmick, violin
Judith Lynn Stillman, internationally renowned pianist, composer, artistic director, and filmmaker, has been hailed by the press as “an artistic visionary” and as “a consummate artist,” by Wynton Marsalis (with whom she recorded a Billboard Top Ten Sony album). Winner of countless awards, she has performed worldwide including at Marlboro, Tanglewood, Aspen, Voice of Music (Israel), and Ravel Academy (France), while also teaching at prestigious conservatories from Prague to Beijing. She is currently the Artist in Residence and Professor of Music at Rhode Island College. She brings to Sevenars exciting trios and duos with sought-after musicians Rachel Braude (flutist), member of the Grammy-winning Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and Charles Dimmick, violinist known for his “stellar performances” and “technical and artistic virtuosity” (Portland Press Herald). Rachel and Charles (who happen to be married and raising a budding musician) are in high demand as soloists and chamber musicians, as well as both performing with numberous orchestras, including the Portland Symphony and the Rhode Island Philharmonic where Charles is concertmaster. Together this piano-flute-violin ensemble brings a dynamic program including music of Cui, Ibert, and Beeftink, but with special emphasis on female composers including Bonis, Chaminade, Price, Bacewicz, Lili Boulanger, and Judith Lynn Stillman’s own composition, “Poet As Immortal Bird” for spoken word and piano – don’t miss them!
AUGUST 14th at 4PM: The Bob Sparkman Trio
Bob Sparkman, clarinet; Jerry Noble, piano; Kara Noble, bass
No Sevenars summer would be complete without the glorious jazz collaboration of clarinetist Bob Sparkman, pianist Jerry Noble, and bass guitarist Kara Noble! The trio will lead you on a journey through many nostalgic jazz favorites. Tunes like Stardust, Sweet Georgia Brown, Honeysuckle Rose, Avalon, Pennies from Heaven, Rose Room, and Frenesi are only a few stops on this marvelous musical tour. Bob’s golden clarinet stylings reflect his experience at the last Eddie Condon’s Club and his playing with The Jazzmen, The Bourbon Street Six, the Gotham Jazz Band, and others (including a gig with Fats Waller’s trumpeter Herman Autry). Clifton “Jerry” Noble Jr., Bob’s longtime collaborator, brings his wealth of musical gifts as internationally known composer and pianist (who spent many years as staff pianist at Smith) and adds his miraculous musical telepathy. With Kara Noble on bass guitar, this tour is in good hands. For refreshments there will be special vintage “mocktails” in the spirit of the great Jazz Age! Bon voyage!
Admission is by suggested donation (suggested $20 per person), by cash or check at the door. No tickets or reservations are required or accepted. Complimentary refreshments are offered at intermission. All music lovers welcome, though we ask that children (and adults) be able to sit quietly so as not to disturb others. Note: No cellphones or recording devices are to be turned on at concerts, out of respect to performers’ rights and in the spirit of live music. We look forward to seeing you!
Concerts are held at the Academy, South Ireland Street and Rte. 112, South Worthington, MA 01098. We recommend Mapquest to help find the Sevenars Academy, 15 Ireland Street in Worthington.
“One of the best small music festivals in the USA” (Time Magazine)