0723 – QNEK Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably “Pick the Winner”.

The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0722 – QNEK Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably “Pick the Winner”.

The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0721 – QNEK Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably “Pick the Winner”.

The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0716 – QNEK Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably “Pick the Winner”.

The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0715 – QNEK Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably “Pick the Winner”.

The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0714 – QNEK Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure” – two short stories by Damon Runyon – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably “Pick the Winner”.

The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine.

For tickets: http://www.qnek.com/tickets.html

0705 – An Evening with Whitehorse

An Evening with Whitehorse at The Haskell. July 5 2017.

An Evening with Whitehorse at The Haskell. July 5 2017.

Breaking news – and it really is great news !

For the Whitehorse concert on Wednesday, July 5th…

We’ve got a new $20 General Admission ticket price in addition to the $49 VIP Ticket Package with Reserved Seats in the First Three Rows.

$20 CAD to see one of the hottest bands in the land in performance at one of the coolest venues on the planet.

Buy your tickets now and get ready for a fantastic show 🙂
https://www.picatic.com/WhitehorseAtTheHaskell

Box Office opens at 5 pm. Doors open at 6.30 pm. Concert begins at 7.30 pm.

“It’s a marriage made in musical heaven. Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, the husband and wife team who comprise the folk roots group Whitehorse, each have lengthy solo careers and storied musical histories. Together, as Whitehorse, they blend their talents to reach new heights of sonic synergy. It’s a musical marriage that functions like any good marriage should, bringing out the best of both partners…

“Whitehorse became a force on the Canadian music scene with the release of their self-titled debut album in 2011. A short album, clocking in at only 24 minutes, it showcased the duo’s musical chemistry and paid tribute to the sonic building blocks on which the band was founded. Among the album’s tracks were some of the pair’s older songs – a reworking of McClelland’s “Passenger 24” and a revamping of Doucet’s “Broken” – as well as a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” that has become the band’s signature encore number during live performances.

“True to their promise to release a full-length record in quick succession, Whitehorse followed up in 2012 with The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss. The album delivered a smouldering seductiveness only hinted at in the earlier recording. McClelland and Doucet play to one another’s strengths, pairing her pure vocals and penchant for looping experimentation against his smoking guitar virtuosity. Their talents meld seamlessly into bluesy, surf-tinged and rockabilly-rinsed tracks that are equal parts melody and atmosphere.

“In live performances, the musical and romantic chemistry of the pair takes centre stage. Often sharing a mic, guitar necks angled out to form a heart-shape around them as they stand cheek to cheek, their performance becomes a ritual dance. Duelling guitars are traded for turns laying down vocals and percussion for a layered feedback loop, and seemingly random licks are gathered into a complex dénouement as Whitehorse moves apart and merges together again. Their performances are truly a celebration of the complementary talents which Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland have honed in their separate careers.”
– National Music Centre.

Whitehorse’s profile has grown exponentially with each release. They now sell out Massey Hall, one of Canada’s most prestigious venues. Last year, Whitehorse won a Juno Award and performed on the award’s live television broadcast to millions. Press highlights in the USA, include airtime on NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and coverage from Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, Paste and more.

And now one of the hottest bands on tour is coming to the coolest music venue on the planet. #MeetMeAtTheHaskell on July 5th for Whitehorse !

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Une soirée électrisante en compagnie de Whitehorse à l’amphithéâtre du Haskell, le 5 juillet 2017.

Les billets coutent 49 $ VIP ou 20 $ Admission générale — Pas de réservations. Billets disponibles via Picatic, au https://www.picatic.com/WhitehorseAtTheHaskell, ou au guichet le jour même du concert.

Le guichet de la billetterie sera accessible dès 17 h, et les portes seront ouvertes à compter de 18 h 30. Le concert débutera à 19 h 30.

Il s’agit d’un mariage célébré par les anges du ciel de la musique. Luke Doucet, et son épouse Melissa McClellan forment le duo musical aux racines folkloriques connu sous le nom « Whitehorse ». Ils ont tous deux connu de longues carrières en solo, ponctués d’une histoire musicale bien étayée. Depuis la fondation de Whitehorse, ils ont fusionné leurs talents pour atteindre de nouveaux sommets sur le plan de leur synergie acoustique. Ils forment une alliance musicale à l’image de leur union, qui sait faire ressortir le meilleur de chacun, comme il se doit…

Whitehorse est devenu une attraction à surveiller de la scène musicale canadienne depuis la sortie de leur premier album éponyme en 2011. Un album court, d’une durée de seulement 24 minutes, a su présenter la chimie musicale unique du duo, et rendent un vibrant hommage aux assises acoustiques sur lesquels la musique du duo a été fondée. Nous retrouvons, parmi les titres sur l’album, quelques chansons révolues, comme une refonte de “Passenger 24” de la plume de McClellan, et un remaniement de “Broken”, de la collection à Doucet – ainsi qu’une interprétation de “I’m On Fire », de Bruce Springsteen, qui est devenu le numéro fétiche du duo lors de performances en direct.

Fidèle à leur promesse de lancer un album complet en succession rapide, Whitehorse est revenu en trombe dès 2012 avec ‘The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss’. L’album a su livrer une séduction ardente insoupçonnable sur l’enregistrement précédent. McClelland et Doucet savent chacun tirer le meilleur de l’autre, associant les chants et le penchant pour l’expérimentation en boucle de Melissa contre la virtuosité enflammée de la guitare de Luke. Leurs talents s’amalgament en pistes de blues, marinées de surf, et saucées dans les effluves du rockabilly, qui se fondent et se morfondent en portions analogues de mélodie et d’atmosphère.

Lors de leurs prestations musicales, leur chimie musicale et romantique brille de mille feux sur la scène. En partageant un seul et même micro, les manches de leurs guitares s’inclinent pour former un cœur sont les bras les encadrent en jouant joue contre joue, et leur prestation se transforme en danse rituelle. Les duels de guitares se métamorphosent en vocalises et percussions pour former une boucle en couches successives. Des licks apparemment aléatoires sont rassemblées dans un dénouement complexe alors que Whitehorse se déplace et se fusionne encore et encore… Ses prestations musicales sont une célébration en complémentarité de talents mutuels que Luke Doucet et Melissa McClelland ont chacun su affiner chacun dans sa propre carrière.

—National Music Center.

Un duo musical parmi les plus populaires en tournée vient vous livrer une prestation unique dans l’amphithéâtre le plus « cool » de la planète. #MeetMeAtTheHaskell le 5 juillet, et venez faire connaissance avec Whitehorse !Le profil de Whitehorse a augmenté de façon exponentielle avec chaque nouvelle chanson. Ils réussissent à remplir Massey Hall, une des salles de spectacles les plus prestigieuses au Canada. L’année dernière, Whitehorse a remporté un prix Juno, livrant une prestation en direct lors de cette remise de prix devant un auditoire télévisuel évalué dans les millions de téléspectateurs. Les faits saillants de l’évènement rapporté dans la presse américaine incluaient du temps d’antenne sur les émissions ‘Morning Edition’ et ‘Weekend Edition » du réseau de la radio publique nationale (NPR), ainsi que la page couverture de Rolling Stone Magazine, le Wall Street Journal, Paste, et plus encore.

Un duo musical parmi les plus populaires en tournée vient vous livrer une prestation unique dans l’amphithéâtre le plus ‘cool’ de la planète. #MeetMeAtTheHaskell le 5 juillet faites connaissance avec Whitehorse !

 

0616 – An Evening with The Mae Trio

An Evening with The Mae Trio

$20 CAD. Doors open at 6.30 pm. Concert begins at 7.30 pm.

All the way from Australia, Melbourne’s The Mae Trio return to Stanstead QC/Derby Line VT with their unique contemporary twist on folk music with their sophomore album, Take Care Take Cover, which was released in April 2017.

Their debut album, Housewarming earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year and saw them tour Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK Edmonton Folk Festival, Canada, and Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia.

The trio comprising of Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukulele, guitar and vocals), sister Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele and vocals and Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals), grew up steeped in music. Elsie and Maggie played in their family band and spent their childhood going to music festivals and camps, choir rehearsals and concerts while Anita with her classical pianist mother and folk enthusiast father, grew up playing in orchestras, string quartets and jazz ensembles.

When Maggie and Elsie asked Anita to play the cello on an album they were recording with their family band in 2011, little did any of them know they were embarking on an adventure which would change their lives, and see them throw in the towel of their regular jobs/degrees/lives.

The trio decamped to Nashville Tennessee to record with producer and engineer Erick Jaskowiak (Crooked Still, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, The Waifs). The album features guest performances by The Stray Bird’s Maya De’Vitry; Darrell Scott, The Time Jumper’s Jeff Taylor; Victor Krauss; Jano Rix; and Kai Welch.

0610 – Dream Cassette featuring Juno-award winners Joel Miller & Sienna Dahlen

An Evening of World-Class Jazz this Saturday evening – June 10th – at the Haskell Opera House featuring Juno-Award winners Joel Miller & Sienna Dahlen. Doors open at 6.30 pm. Concert begins at 7.30 pm. Tickets are $20 CAD and can be purchased online or at the door on the evening of the show.



Buy Your Tickets Now !

Juno-Award Winners Joel Miller & Sienna Dahlen Launch Dream Cassette Tour at The Haskell

The tour in support of the 2017 ECMA Jazz Recording of the Year kicks off in Stanstead June 10th, 2017 and concludes in Toronto June 27th after stops in Calgary, Medicine Hat, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Ottawa.

Jazz saxophonist Joel Miller teams up with fellow Juno Award winner Jazz vocalist Sienna Dahlen on his latest album – and at The Haskell. Dream Cassette invites the listener to journey back to the saxophonist’s roots – the ‘comfort food’ of his musical journey – pop. At first glance, the vinyl length album is a tribute to the 1980’s pop music of the New Brunswick native’s youth. But Dream Cassette digs deeper, into memories of skateboard culture, and its striving for perfection. “Shredding”, as Miller calls it.

“That’s what got me into jazz”, Miller notes, “it’s very close; the focus you need to perfect a new skateboard move, and what I put into perfecting on my horn. They really went together, they were both virtuosity, a kind of anti-mediocrity”.

Miller reflects on the important role pop music has played in his development, and how jazz, for him, has wandered away from its original state of a ‘current’ art form. “Jazz really was a current thing in its heyday… now, it’s not”, Miller suggests. “[Pop music] is kind of like someone’s companion, it helps them deal with things that they’re going through”.

Dream Cassette reveals a poignant loss in the musician’s life; an unanswered tragedy that he could only respond to in music. Indeed, the driving rock piece “Streamlined” is an homage to Miller’s young nephew, an avid skateboarder who died unexpectedly. “My nephew Isaac was only 14 when he died, and I wanted to capture what he gave to me in his short life”, Miller explains. A photograph of the teen taking flight on a skateboard was the catalyst for the project, sparking memories of Miller’s own youth.

Although pop music is sometimes snubbed for being simple, Miller praises its ability to express a powerful range of emotions and ideas. “I think it’s easier for pop music to deal with these subjects because the last thing that they’re thinking about is being ‘correct’”. With an eclectic group of Montreal musicians, Miller has integrated sounds of bluegrass, rock & roll, folk, and of course Jazz. Featured prominently on the recording is fellow Juno Award winning jazz vocalist Sienna Dahlen, whose voice soars above the textures in instrument-like flourishes and lines. But as eclectic as the group is on paper, the music here is still pure and unmistakably Joel Miller. Within seconds, Miller’s choices make perfect sense, and genres are forgotten.

0609 – Banjo Dan’s Bluegrass Revue

New England’s top bluegrass show returns to the Haskell Opera House on Friday, June 9 at 7:30 PM.  Since 2013 a top draw at this fabled theatre straddling the US/Canada border at Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec, the show has moved to an early summer slot for the first time. Bluegrass fans on both sides of the line are invited to kick off a summer of great music with New England bluegrass at its best.

The Revue once again combines the talents of two of the best in the business.  Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing has emerged as the top bluegrass band in the Northeast.  Led by award-winning songwriter Bob Amos, this band has it all.  The vocal mix, featuring Bob and Sarah Amos, runs the gamut from hard-edged to bluesy, dynamic to soulful.  The instrumental work on banjo, fiddle and mandolin is brilliant.  The band’s last two CDs have gained several “best of” rewards and their stage show never fails to excite audiences wherever they play.

The Sky Blue Boys – Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner – carry on in the tradition of the legendary Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys, who first brought bluegrass to the Haskell in 2000 and enjoyed a huge following around the Northeast for four decades.  Augmented this year by the stellar Carrie Cook on bass, they offer up a fascinating mix of traditional and original songs, capturing the spirit of the pioneers who put this stirring American music on the map in the middle part of the last century.

“This is a dream team,” says producer Dan Lindner.  “I don’t believe fans of this music will find a better show in the Northeast this summer, and I know for sure they won’t find a better place in which to hear it.  The Haskell Opera House has all the charm and ambience an audience or performer could ask for and has been my favorite venue for years.  We’re looking forward to seeing all our Canadian and Northeast Kingdom fans and delivering another dynamite show this year.”

Tickets are just $20, U.S. or Canadian, available in advance at www.haskellopera.com  / (802)873-3022×205 or (819)876-2471×205 and Catamount Arts, www.catamountix.org / (802)748-2600 or (888)757-5559.  They may also be purchased in advance at Country Thyme Vermont, 60 Route 111 in Derby, VT (802)766-2852 and barring a sellout (always a possibility with this popular show) should be available at the door.