April’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe

The Marlborough Arts Center hosts La Hot Jazz & Co. for the 4th Friday @ the Arts Café on April 22, 2022 in the Art Gallery at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough. Led by Louie DeLorso on Drums, Doug Maher on Guitar, Steve Bulmer on Bass, and Ken Fischer on Keyboard they also add in saxophone and flute to make an evening of really hot jazz, They are sophisticated musicians with years of performing, both nationally and internationally with some of the best known musicians.  Louie DeLorso started drums at the age of 8 and has studied with the great Jim Handley and Gregg Yuska, developing his own unique style which he brought to this and many other groups he has formed. Doug Maher has played with the U.S, ARMY Band at the White House and many other venues as a musician, educator, and clinician. Steve Bulmer graduated from the Eastman School of Music and performs extensively including on Broadway. Ken Fisher graduated cum laude with a Degree in Music Education from the Hartt School of Music and plays a wide range of gigs from musical theater, society bands, to jazz and pop groups. Plus  they all find time to teach and guide the next generation of young musicians. The Marlborough Arts Center is so pleased to present these Jazz artists who play the standards with a smooth touch of sophistication and style and give a wonderful evening for all. The doors open at 7 pm, the concert begins at 7:30 and admission is $10 per person at the door. Masks are recommended. The Arts Center is fully accessible and there is ample parking.

March’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Café

The Marlborough Arts Center features Grass Routes at the “4th Friday at the Arts Cafe” on March 25, 2022 at 7:30  in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Gallery at the Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT.

Grass Routes is a Connecticut five-piece bluegrass band. Since 1980 they have been delighting audiences with a repertoire ranging from traditional bluegrass standards to folk and  contemporary songs all performed in their own unique bluegrass style. Skillful instrumental work and strong vocals give Grass Routes their own characteristic sound. Showcasing especially tight harmonies, vocals include duets to four part harmonies. What makes Grass Routes unique  is that each member sings lead. With five lead vocalists, Grass Routes presents a different style and material with each vocal arrangement. Their musical style appeals to audiences of all ages.

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Grass Routes

Members of band include Joe Lemeris on banjo; Bill Reveley on mandolin and fiddle ; Marilyn Toback-Reveley on rhythm guitar; Pete Kelly on bass and Tim St.Jean on mandoline/guitar/fiddle and/concertina. Grass Routes has appeared on radio and television and performed at major concerts and bluegrass festivals throughout the North East. They have also played at the Marlborough Arts Center in the past so we are all pleased to have them return. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Admission at the door is $10 per individual. Masks are suggested. There will not be any refreshments. The Marlborough Arts Center is fully accessible and parking is ample.

4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe September 24

The Marlborough Arts Center’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe opens the season on September 24 with the well-known musical group where can i buy real clomid “Seat of Our Pants” (SOOP) at 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT.  The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., but doors open at 7:00. Admission is $10 per person. There is ample parking and the Arts Center is fully accessible.

As one of the most popular shows at the Arts Center, Marlborough’s own SOOP will be back for the 7th year in a row, except for the hiatus of activities due to COVID-19. They have been very busy during this quiet period by producing an award-winning music video, a pandemic song that literally went “viral”, and new originals to add to their growing library of heartwarming and humorous signature songs. They play an array of instruments you don’t see together every day with Mike Frantzen on fiddle, Mark Hall on Cajon/cowbell/percussion, Jeff Gorman on bass, and Carolyn Brodginski on vocals and whichever stringed instruments she decides to bring along for the night. Seat of Our Pants is an acoustic folk/blues/bluegrass/country/old time/rock quartet who play in the live music scene throughout the state, although they say that they feel like the Arts Center is their “home stage”. Their tastes are quite eclectic and it is the variety of the music that creates the fun for them and their audiences. Their personalities bring humor into their performances so that an evening with them is very interactive and a delight for all ages. If you are looking for a special evening of music that will get your toes tapping and put a smile on your face, we suggest you save this evening of September 24 on your calendars. In anticipation check out their website: https://seatofourpantsmusic.com/home.  

The Marlborough Arts Center is a non-profit regional center for the fine arts, performing arts, and fine crafts. These “4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe” evenings, held in the gracious Charles W. Hall Art Gallery, add music and a convivial atmosphere to the beautiful setting and are an opportunity for people in the communities around to relax together and enjoy art in its many forms.

For everyone’s health and safety we are following CDC and State of Connecticut guidelines for indoor events. For this concert chairs will be set up to maintain social distancing. We are asking all who attend to wear masks and not to bring any wine, food, or other drinks. We thank everyone for understanding. http://crochet247.com/ocean-kiss-summer-scarf/ If it is a nice evening, come early to tailgate in the parking lot or have a picnic on the lawn.

July’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Café

The 4th Friday at the Arts Café is featuring Nick Cutroneo at its July 26 concert.  Nick is a professionally trained guitarist who attended and was graduated from the Hartt School of Music, obtaining Masters and Bachelors degrees in Classical Guitar Performance.  He has been involved with the New England Guitar Quartet, toured extensively with the violin and guitar duo Tempo del Fuoco, performed regularly with Blackledge Music Inc and the Northeast New Music Collective.  Cutroneo currently serves on faculty at Central Connecticut State University and maintains an active private teaching studio, the Nick Cutroneo Guitar Studio, based out of Manchester, CT.

Active in the community, Nick Cutroneo performs regularly at assisted living facilities and public libraries providing an enjoyable and varied musical as well as educational experience.  He also provides master classes and clinics to public school music programs.

In 2015, Nick released his first CD, featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Benjamin Britten, Fernando Sor, Mario Castelnuovo- Tedesco and Andrew York.  Hopefully he will have copies at his 4th Friday at the Arts Café performance.

The 4th Friday at the Arts Café is part of the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, Ct.  Concerts start at 7:30pm with doors opening at 7:00pm.  Admission is $10.  The July performance will be memorable, an event not to be missed.

June’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Café

The Key of H

The Henderschedts, Marlborough residents and members of THE KEY OF H, are performing at the Marlborough Arts Center’s 4th Friday at the Arts Café on June 28, 2019.  The group is made up of Jim Henderschedt and his four children, Emma, Owen, Rosie and Lucy.  This family has been making music all of their lives.  As a child, Jim played guitar and sang in his father’s church.  As Jim grew up, married and had a family, his children and he would gather for family sing-alongs, chorus concerts, musical shows and the children’s choir at the local church.

Owen plays the piano, Emma, Lucy and Rosie sing in harmony, with father Jim playing the guitar. Jim and eldest daughter, Emma, have performed numerous times on Sadler’s patio during the summer season.  Possibly some people in town remember hearing their performances.  In their gig at the 4th Friday at the Arts Café, it is expected that the audience will hear a mix of musical genres guaranteed to please the tastes of the audience.