Winter Concerts @ The Crane
Come chase the winter blues away with our annual Winter Concerts series held in the atrium or the historic Richardson room of the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington Street, depending upon the type of performance on select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.
Sunday, March 1: Songs of Pete Seeger
Former Connecticut State Troubadour Phil Rosenthal performs music by Pete Seeger. Seeger (1919-2014), changed the landscape of American music. Singer and songwriter Phil Rosenthal celebrates this folk icon with renditions of Seeger's best-loved songs. Rosenthal is an internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter, having played with Emmylou Harris, Jerry Douglas, Bill Monroe, among others. Many have recorded his compositions, including Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, and Nick Cave. Billboard Magazine has called him, "a roots master musician". The Washington Post described him as "one of the most expressive singers in traditional country music".
Sunday, March 15: Celtic Songs & Stories
Join us for a special Celtic-inspired afternoon of music with talented multi-instrumentalist, Jeff Snow as he plays the music and tells the stories behind the songs. He plays six and twelve string guitar, autoharp, Celtic bouzouki & bodhran. Jeff also plays the drums and a variety of other percussion instruments. A skilled guitar player, Jeff has been featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, to which he is also a contributor.
Sunday, March 29: Genesis Chamber Signers
Innovating the concept of musical performance by integrating the audience into the experience, Genesis wants to remove the formal barriers people often feel between themselves and classical musicians. An 8-member professional vocal ensemble located on Boston’s South Shore, their performances provide opportunities for audience members to discuss the music with the singers. Learn more on the group's website.
Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic Night
Drop by the Main Library on Monday, March 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a free acoustic open mic night and share your talent with a friendly audience. Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance. All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome. One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it. Sign up in person between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.
The Thomas Crane Library newsletter offers additional information on programs for all ages,