Nick Halley, Jon Suters & Friends at the Norfolk Library

Sunday, June 25th, 5:30 pm

Nick Halley, Jon Suters and friends will get together for a summer concert that combines their vast palette of influences into one musical melting pot of decidedly fun repertoire of popular music from around the world. Jon and Nick will perform as a duo, expanding to a trio, then a quartet, and even incorporating some singers into the mix. It will be an evening of new music and jazz with a world-music twist. A drummer and world percussionist, Nick has performed and recorded internationally with a wide range of musicians including most recently James Taylor in a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. A former Norfolk resident, Nick now lives in Halifax where he is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir and The King’s Chorus. Based in the Berkshires, Jon Suters (bass) has appeared on numerous albums as a sideman, played for various productions of Broadway and off Broadway musicals, and toured internationally with several different groups. Please call the Library at 860-542-5075 or register online to reserve a seat for this free concert.

 

“Songs of World War 1”

Sunday, July 23rd, 5:00 pm

In this centennial retrospective, Doug Schmolze, singer and guitarist, presents a variety of songs from the 19tens, both patriotic and otherwise. With anecdotes and historical notes the program provides insight into the mood of the era that ushered in the “War to End all Wars”. Audiences will recognize (and sing along to) patriotic songs such as “Over There” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag” by George M. Cohan that remain popular, especially on civic occasions. But composers of the era also produced Ragtime, waltzes and romantic songs such as “The Land Where the Good Songs Go” by Jerome Kern and, on the lighter side, “When I Had a Uniform On” by Cole Porter. Visuals and lyrics to sing-a-longs are provided by an accompanying power-point presentation. The program is suitable for families. Please call the Library 860-542-5075 to register or click here.