2010-2011 Concert Series

Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Songs and Sounds of the Swing Era

Jazz singer Linda Ipanema and her band, with feature guest baritone, Stan Edwards, will us on a sentimental journey in a tribute to the great songs, singers and bands of that great swing era.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 7:30 p.m.

NEWPOli - Southern italian Folk Ensemble

At last the celebrated NEWPOLI will come to Middletown! It will open our
2011-2012 Concert Series. The music of these exceptionally talented young performers is an exciting journey through time, culture and musical styles. The South of Italy has a colorful past with influences from diverse cultures.

All of these influences can still be heard in the traditional melodies and
rhythms of the pizzica, tarantella and in other musical styles of the South.
NEWPOLI, guided by its passion for playing, singing and researching, introduces the joy and beauty of the music while recounting the ancient stories and rituals described in the lyrics. The group has been enthusiastically received in the United States and abroad since its formation in 2003.

Group of Italian folk

Sunday, February, 12 2012 at 3 p.m.

The New England Jazz Ensemble

The 16-piece New England Jazz Ensemble is composed of regionally based artists with the goal of perpetuating the uniquely American large jazz ensemble as an art medium. Although this group is noted for featuring original and contemporary jazz arrangements and compositions, in this concert the New England Jazz Ensemble will also pay tribute to Middletown's musicians' many contributions to the Big Band Era and play and sing selections of that time. This will be an afternoon to remember!

The group was founded in 1991 by trumpeter Mike Jones, and has been led since then by music Director Walt Gwardyak. Concerts have been given throughout New England, and in other areas of the United States and abroad.

New England Jazz Ensemble