The Calumet Summer Music Series for 2016 will highlight a variety of musical traditions.
On Saturday, we'll gather at the Conference Center Dining Room to listen, relax, and celebrate the gifts of the Weekend's Artist(s) in Residence. All are welcome to these weekly concerts.
July 2: The Hardtacks: Woody Pringle & Marek Bennett ~ "Global Banjar! Politics, Race, & Empire in Antebellum Banjo Music Worldwide" - The Hardtacks deliver an engaging, memorable overview of antebellum global politics and life through early 19th century banjo music and lyrics. The Hardtacks dig deeply into the hidden corners of the past, and shed new light on the echoes still sounding today-American music will never sound the same to you again! This is a first appearance for The Hardtacks at Calumet- The 2016 Summer Music Series excited to kick off the summer season with this amazing musical group! Check out more at: https://civilwarfolkmusic.com/program-global/
July 9: String Equinox: Shana Aisenberg & Beverly Woods ~ Local Freedom & Wolfeboro residents, Shana and Beverly are talented musicians who have been playing together since 1996. Playing several acoustic instruments, Shana & Beverly will delight listeners with a variety of musical styles and compositions. To lean more about this talentd duo: http://stringequinox.com
July 16: Jeff Warner ~ Jeff is introducing a new program of American Gospel Music to Calumet. Known for his popular "Banjos, Bones, and Ballads program of 19th century music, Jeff is a Folklorist and Community Scholar for the New Hampshire Council on the Arts. He has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution and is a well known New Hampshire Humanities to Go presenter. Jeff will be leading a Gospel hymn of the day at Sunday worship on July 17. To learn more about Jeff: http://www.jeffwarner.com
July 23: The Accordion Man: Gary Sredzienski ~ A New Hampshire Artist-in-Residence, Gary is popular in school communities and in concert venues. Gary is a lifelong accordionist who will entertain you with his vast knowledge of the accordion and music. Gary brings about a dozen different accordions with him and performs a variety of musical global and American styles representing this beloved but sometimes misunderstood instrument. Gary has performed at the Kennedy Center and the Smithsoniam Institute and continues to host his own weekely radio show, "Polka Party." Gary has been at Calumet for several Lutherhostels and long holiday weekends but this is his first Summer Series Concert. Welcome back, Gary! To learn more about Gary: http://garysred.com/bio/
July 30: Local Rhapsodies: Lauren & Rebecca ~ Conway/Bartlett musicians and music teachers, Rebecca & Lauren have delighted Calumet audiences with their beautiful piano and flute performances for several years. Don't be surprised if Local Rhapsodies invite you to sing along on popular songs that you will know for sure! To learn more about this talented local duo: http://localrhapsodies.com
August 6: Hunt Smith and Allison Aldrich ~ Stories and songs featuring the accordion, fiddles, and perhaps the banjo and mandolin! Rostered artists from the New Hampshire Council on the Arts, Allison and Hunt bring lively music and uplifting stories to make a lively and entertaining evening! Allison and Hunt were featured musicians as dance callers for our November Women's Weekends in 2013 and as featured musicians in our 2015 Summer Music Series. To learn more about Allison & Hunt: http://www.huntandallison.net
August 13: Chris Nourse & Friends ~ String music by Chris, a member of the Granite State Symphony Grantie State Opera House, and the White Mountain String Quartet.
August 20: Jennifer Armstrong ~ Audience participation and lots of singing make this a fun evening with Jennifer. Interweaving songs, tales, and tunes, Jennifer combines Celtic and American music into a delightful evening program. Look out...she may bring her bagpipes! Jennifer hails from Belfast, Maine and was a featured musician for the November Women's Weekends in 2014 and for our 2015 Summer Music Series. To learn more about Jennifer: http://www.jenniferarmstrong.com
Tuesday, August 23: Two Fiddles-Dudley & Jacqueline Laufman ~ Come join the fun in Luther Hall for a lively square dance for all ages. Dudley has been playing fiddle and calling contra and square dances for over 65 years. With wife, Jacqueline, you are in for a treat of live music down by the Ossipee Lake shores. Check out their website at http://laufman.org
The following morning at Sunday worship, several of the weekend's Artist(s) in Residence will be among the musicians and song leaders in the Outdoor Chapel. We'll experience those musical traditions as they help the community with the sacred offering of thanks and praise to God.
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Also, check out this brief clip from "Nate Lombardi's" visit in the summer of 2014.