NORWOOD -- The 2014 Norwood Village Green Concert Series schedule will include a new three day music festival, local favorites, and diverse groups such as the The RPO Marimba Band and The Cathy Ryan Band.
Local favorites will include groups like Tas Cru, The Brass Fireman, The All Star Big Band, and Sin Wagon.
The new three-day “Chamber Music Festival” will be June 12, 14, and 15 with the Onyx Clarinet Quartet, the Riverside Brass Quintet, and Sonic Escape.
The series is seeking $20,000 in donations to help cover the full $46,785 price tag for the series. Donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to the Norwood Village Green Concert Series, 3 Bicknell Street, Norwood, 13668.
The full schedule follows:
• Thursday, May 29 – St. Lawrence County Music Educators Pop Choral/Stage Band Festival.
• Thursday, June 5 – The RPO Marimba Band with Kris Shiner and the members of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
• Thursday, June 12 - The Onyx Clarinet Quartet with Alan Woy, Roxanne Woy, Lauire Domeier and Terry Gerber; The Riverside Brass Quintet with Paul Buell, John Schorge, Roy Schaberg, Peter McCoy, and Peter Popiel.
• Saturday, June 14 – Sonic Escape meeting, greeting and playing at the Ives Park Gazebo at 1 p.m. and Park Avenue in Norwood at 4:30 p.m.
• Sunday, June 15 – Sonic Escape meeting, greeting and playing at the Colton Gazebo at 10:30 a.m., at the Hometown Café in Norwood at 6:30 p.m., and presenting a main performance on the Norwood Village Green Band Shell at 7 p.m. A flute-violin-cello trio of Julliard graduates that uses every part of the performer – fingers, mind, voice and story – to reshape the live music experience featuring music from Japan, to Ireland, to Bach.
• Thursday, June 19 – Tas Cru with Chip Lamson, Meaghan Janovsky, and Laura Fitzsimmons Gilbert.
• Sunday, June 22 – Kleztory – conservatory powered klezmer music from Russia via Montral featuring the concert cimbalo, featuring a rich mosaic of cultures, Russian, Canadian, Quebecois and French.
• Thursday, June 26 – Northern Symphonic Winds, Scott Lavine conducting
• Sunday, June 29 – The Cathy Ryan Band – a diva of Irish females singing and songwriting and founding lead singer of Cherish the Ladies
• The All Star Big Band with guest artist Tony Desare – singing, piano playing, and song writing as performed by Desare. He has performed with the major orchestras of America and Canada including Cleveland, Atlanta Symphony Pops, Rochester, National (Washington D.C.), Detroit, Philadelphia, NY Pops, Vancouver, Edmonton, and National (Ottawa), and at prestigious venues like the Lincoln Center, the Carlyle and the Algonquin, as well as casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Connecticut, and with Marion McPartland.
• Wednesday, July 9 – The Susquehanna String Band with John Kirk, Rick Bunting, and Dan Duggan – American Folk Music from its British, Scottish, and Irish roots
• Sunday, July 13 – The Norwood-Norfolk Community Chorus in concert with Sin Wagon.
• Thursday, July 17 – The Sultans of String – “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity,” global sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche gypsy-jazz, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity
• Sunday, July 20 – The Gibson Brothers, 2 time IBMA Entertainers of the Year, Vocal group of the Year, Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, “The North Country’s Gift to the World of Bluegrass.”
• Martha Gallagher and Harpert’s Delight – celebrating Martha’s 25th anniversary as “The Adirondack Harper.”
• Sunday, July 27 – Jamcrackers with Dan Duggan, Peggy Lynn, and Dan Berggren
• Thursday, July 31 – The Brass Fireman
• Sunday, August 3 – North Bound with special guests King Kong