Elizabethan music launches Kindred Spirits' season

Musicians of renown to perform classical music, contemporary folk rock, early music, Latin jazz, operetta

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  • The Bacheler Consort, May 20 (Photo provided)

  • Kelley McRae and Matt Castelain, Aug. 18, 19, and 20 (Photo provided)

  • PUBLIQuartet (Photo provided)

Kindred Spirits schedule

All events take place at the historic Milford Theater, 114 East Catharine St., at 7:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
May 20
When Art Meets Music: Elizabethan Era. The Bacheler Consort returns to Milford with music and song by Renaissance composers such as John Dowland and William Byrd, complemented by a slideshow of paintings of that period.
June 17 and 18
The London Trio: Flute, Violin and Cello, at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, and at the Hawley Silk Mill at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 18. This ensemble will play music by Haydn and de Boismortier as well as pieces specially written for the trio by Corneille and Cohn.
July 15
Sounds of Brazil with Os Clavelitos. Explore Brazil’s traditions and transformations in music, song and dance, including samba, bossa nova, baiao and frevo, sung in English and Portuguese.
August 5
Classical Music Celebration in Milford, back by popular demand. Musicians will perform in venues and outdoor spaces, weather permitting, all day in the historic district of Milford. All performances will be free for the public.
August 18, 19, 20
Song Stories with Kelley McRae Duo. Celebrated singer-songwriter Kelley McRae and guitarist Matt Castelain and traversed the country in a VW camper van to find inspiration. At the Pocono Environmental Education Center at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18; at Grey Towers National Historic Site at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19; and at the Hawley Silk Mill on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m.
September 23
David Gonzales’ City of Dreams. Storyteller, poet, and musician David Gonzalez and the Poetic License Latin Jazz Band put on a multimedia show exploding with passion, intelligence and energy.
October 7
Reinventing Baroque with PUBLIQuartet. Dubbed “independent-minded” by The New York Times, this quartet plays music of Bach, Villa-Lobos and emerging composers through the prism of improvisation.
November 4
Tempest of the Heart with Ilya Yakushev. “One of the very best young pianists before the public today” (American Record Guide) performs Beethoven’s “Tempest” sonata, music by Tchaikovsky and Liszt, and Rachmaninov’s beloved cello sonata in a duet with Kindred Spirits’ music director, Yosif Feigelson.
December 16
Operetta Holiday Concert at 5:30 p.m. Soprano Jessica Fishenfeld and tenor Scott Joiner, accompanied by pianist Eric Sedgwick, will offer an upbeat tour through music by Offenbach, Lehar, Strauss, Kalman, and Bernstein, as well as traditional holiday songs.

— "When Art Meets Music: Elizabethan Era" starts off the new season of Kindred Spirits Arts Programs.

The Bacheler Consort returns to Milford on Saturday, May 20, with music and song by Renaissance composers such as John Dowland and William Byrd, complemented by a slideshow of paintings by artists of that period, like Caravaggio.

Kindred Spirits are bringing other nationally and internationally known musicians playing classical music, contemporary folk rock, early music, Latin jazz, operetta, and more (see sidebar for complete list of upcoming performances).

In keeping with Kindred Spirits' mission, children under 15 are admitted free, and some of the artists will give workshops for Delaware Valley High School students.

Tickets for Kindred Spirits concerts cost $20 at the door or $15 when bought in advance at kindredspiritsarts.org; or at Holy Crepes at 224 Broad St. in Milford, PA. There is no advance discount for concerts held in venues other than the Milford Theatre.

A $110 season pass guarantees admission to all events from May through December, saves attendees money, and is transferable. Dates, artists, and programs are subject to change.

These events are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Kindred Spirits is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization.

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