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Kimball Farms Retirement Community

Open to Community Residents only

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Lenox, Massachusetts
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Benefit Gala

We're very excited to be holding our 2017 benefit at La Nacional!

The afternoon will be in honor of the first 8SW Composer Competition! We hope you will be able to join us for some little bites, delicious sangria, some music, an auction! Read our blog to learn more about the competition.

 

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 4 PM
La Nacional, 239 West 14th Street, New York CIty
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In RealTime

We're very excited to be returning to NJCU. For more info please visit here.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3 PM
Ingalls Recital Hall, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey
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Tenri Cultural Institute 2016

We're looking forward to returning to our beloved New York City venue! This year, we will be performing both new an old friends, Hilary Tann, Paul Théberge, Jim Hiscott, Günter Bialas and Merrill Clark. Their works use the past to reflect the present, be it musical ideas or a view of the world we live in today: Hilary Tann’s The Walls of Morlais Castle illustrates the contrasts between the time this Welsh castle was a vibrant place and its present day state of ruin, and Paul Théberge’s atmospheric Maqām, composed in 1978, is inspired by the ancient Persian and Arabic system of melodic motives. Jim Hiscott’s droll Les Larmes de Polichinelle combines characteristics of the commedia dell’arte tradition with the folk music of Naples, and German composer Günter Bialas’s warm, richly colored and occasionally humorous neoclassical Trio from 1945, makes use of such traditional forms as the sinfonia and the gavotte in a mid twentieth century, post war context, whereas Merrill Clark uses a non-vocal setting of William Butler Yeats' The Second Coming to color and inform his Sinfonia Ternion Gestalt. Be sure to check our our latest Featured Composer interview with Merrill!

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Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City
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Music from Good Shepherd 2016

We're looking forward to our annual Fall concert in this beautiful church. We'll be performing works by Hilary Tann, Paul Théberge and Günter Bialas.

We're also thrilled that Paul Théberg will be coming to New York to work with us on his beautiful trio, Maqām. He will be attending the concert so be sure to come by and meet him!

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 6 PM
1950 Batchelder Street, Brooklyn, New York
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Spectri Sonori

We're very exctied to be heading to New Orleans in September to perform on the Spectri Sonori series at Tulane University! We'll be performing works by Paul Théberge, Merril Clark, Hilary Tann, Jim Hiscott and Albert Roussel. More details coming soon!

Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7 PM
Dixon Recital Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Monday Afternoon Chamber Music | St. Joseph's College

We will be performing a 45 minute program on this afternoon in the same beautiful space as the day before. For directions please visit here.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 1 PM
The Parlors, Tuohy Hall, 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
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Chamber Music | St. Joseph's College

Located on Clinton Avenue between Dekalb and Willoughby Avenues in Brooklyn, we are looking forward to performing in this former mansion in beautiful Clinton Hill. For directions please visit here or call (718) 940-5351.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3 PM
The Parlors, Tuohy Hall, 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
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LiveSOUNDS

For more information about LiveSOUNDS at Third Street Music School Settlement, please visit here! The concerts are free and open to the public.

We're excited to be performing in the newly renovated Anna-Maria Kellen Concert Hall!

Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7 PM
Third Street Music School Settlement, 235 East 11th Street, New York CIty
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Irvington Library Trustees Concert Series

Looking forward to appearing here for the first time!

Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 4 PM
Irvington Public Library, 12 South Astor Street, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York
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Music on Main Concert Series

We're looking forward to performing Albert Roussel's Trio, Op. 40 and Edmund Cionek's Bad Robots, both from our recent release, Albert's Window. Bartok, Schubert and Robert Davidson's Conversations are also included on this program.

For more information please visit here.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 4 PM
The First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA
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Woodland Hill Montessori School

Concert and Masterclass at the Woodland Hill Montessori School

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 1 PM
100 Montessori Place, Rensselaer, New York
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Tenri Cultural Institute 2015

We'll be celebrating the release of our debut recording, Albert's Window, at our annual concert here this year!  Come hear us perform Edmund Cionek’s fun and dark humored Bad Robots, one of the works featured on this release!

We'll also be performing the world premiere of Frank E. Warren’s beautiful and delicate for: 8 Strings & a Whistle, and Octavio Vazquez’s Trio for Flute, Viola and Cello. Completed in 2003, Vazquez’s Trio expresses emotional extremes from languid sadness to biting sarcasm to brutal devastation. Rounding out the program will be a charming work by eighteenth century composer, Josef Mysliwecek and Béla Bartók’s earthy and rollicking Romanian Folk Dances.

The concert will be followed by a reception. Albert's Window will be available for sale! Come join the fun!

Tickets are on sale now at  Brown Paper Tickets!

Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City
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Art on the Corner Concert Series

We're very excited to be kicking off our season at Art on the Corner! Stay tuned for more info!

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3 PM
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7420 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
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Classical Discoveries Goes Avant Garde

Hear us on the radio on WPRB 103.3 FM!

Marvin Rosen, host of Classical Discoveries, will be celebrating the Labor Day holiday with a program of music by American composers. Included will be a live recording, from our concert at Spectrum this past May, of Peri Mauer's Thought's Torsion.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11 AM
WPRB 103.3 FM
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Concert at Spectrum

Please join us at Spectrum for a collaborative concert with the wonderful pianist Beth Levin, for the premiere Scott Brickman's quartet, Ninetly Six Strings and Two Whistles! We'll also be performing Thought's Torsion by Peri MauerOctavio Vazquez's Trio and selections from Chopin's Piano Sonata Op.35.

$15. General Admission
$10. Students and seniors

Spectrum is a second floor space, is accessible by stairs and regretably does not have an elevator.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3 PM
Spectrum NYC, 121 Ludlow St #2, New York, New York
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Annual Benefit 2015

Please join us at the beautiful Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater studios for our second annual benefit! Come and enjoy some delicious small bites, champagne, a fabulous view and a short preview of our upcoming season.

Seating is limited. We recommend that you reserve your tickets now.

$50/person

for an additional donation of $25 or more you will receive a free copy of our new CD, due for release in late 2015 plus an invitation to the release party!

If you would like to purchase tickets or make a contribution with a check, please email us: 8stringswhistle@gmail.com

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Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6 PM
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 405 West 55th Street, New York City
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Tenri Cultural Institute 2014

Our annual concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute will be a wonderful event, including the premiere of Thought's Torsion by Peri Mauer and Scott Brickman's French Suite. We'll also be performing Albert Roussel's Trio, Op. 40, a charming work by Paul Wranitzky, Mark Winges' Dusk Music and Martin Rokeach's Going Up? Tickets go on sale in October!

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City
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Music from Good Shepherd 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 6 PM
1950 Batchelder Street, Brooklyn, New York
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Queens New Music Festival 2014

We're very excited to have been invited to participate in this season's Queens New Music Festival. We'll be performing Dag Gabrielson's Food once again with soprano, Helen Gabrielson. We'll also be performing Stefan Weissman's Songs from Schumann, Randall Snyder's New Ghost Tones and Scott Brickman's French Suite.

For more information, please visit here.

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2 PM
The Secret Theatre Main Stage, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY
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Samuel Staples Elementary School

We're looking forward to spending the day at Samuel Staples Elementary where we'll be performing arts-in-education programs.

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10 AM
Easton, Connecticut
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Concert at CCNY/CUNY

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2 PM
Shepherd Hall, CCNY/CUNY, New York City
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National Association of Composers at Christ and St. Stephen's Church

We're excited to be performing Scott Brickman's French Suite again. The program will also include the music of Max Lifchitz and Allen Brings, performed by Hannah Levinson and Siri Rico.

A free event!

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8 PM
Christ and St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York City
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library

This will be the last stop on our Spring tour. The program will include Martin Rokeach's Going Up? Be sure to check out Suzanne's interview with Marty on our Featured Composer page! We'll also be performing works by Schubert, Robert Davidson and John Newell. For directions to the Library please vist here - be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2 PM
185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, New York
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Arts in the Village

We're thrilled to be performing in charming Rehoboth! Our program will include works by C.P.E. Bach, Schubert, Robert Davidson and John Newell as well as a work written for Doriot Anthony Dwyer, formerly of the BSO, by Peter Jona Korn. For more information please visit here.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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University of Maine at Presque Isle

We are very excited to be performing in Presque Isle for the first time. We'll be performing Maine composers Scott Brickman and John Newell, as well as works by Martin Rokeach, Randall Snyder, Peter Jona Korn and Robert Davidson. For more information please visit here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7 PM
Weiden Auditorium, University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, Maine
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Madawaska Schools

We're looking forward to visiting the schools in Madawaska, Maine, playing for the students and talking about what we do!

Monday, March 17, 2014 00:00 to 23:59
Madawaska, Maine
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Concerts in the St. John Valley, Maine

Our week in the most northern part of Maine will include school programs and concerts in Fort Kent and Presque Isle!

Sunday, March 16, 2014 14:00 to March 18, 2014 21:00
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Spring into the Arts Festival

We'll be at University of Maine at Fort Kent. The program will include the premiere of UMFK faculty member, Scott Brickman's French Suite, composed for us in 2012. For more information please visit here.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2 PM
University of Maine Fort Kent, Fox Auditorium, Fort Kent, Maine
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Annual Benefit

Please join us for music and cocktails in celebration of our fifteenth season at our first annual benefit. Please email us for more information. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by January 5, 2014.

 

Friday, January 17, 2014 at 7 PM
Klavierhaus, 211 West 58th Street, New York City
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Tenri Cultural Institute 2013

We'll be returning to the Tenri Cultural Institute for our annual Fall concert in New York City with a trio of premieres. We have a great program planned including music by our most recent featured composer, Robert Davidson. Be sure to read about him on our Featured Composer page! We'll also be premiering works by John Newell and Randall Snyder. You can catch John's interview with Suzanne in our archived Featured Composer section.

Tickets are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets!


Friday, November 22, 2013 at 8 PM
43A West 13th Street, New York City
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Music From Good Shepherd

We're delighted to be returning to Good Shepherd. Be sure to come hear us perform C.P.E. Bach, John Newell and Robert Davidson in this beautiful space in Marine Park, Brooklyn.

Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 6 PM
1950 Batchelder Street, Brooklyn, New York
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Machias Bay Concerts

We'll be performing works by C.P.E. Bach, Peter Jona Korn, Australian composer Robert Davidson and Pèter Köszeghy. Included on the program will also be ....and nothing remains the same composed for us by Maine's own John Newell. You can read about John on our Featured Composers page. For more information please vist here.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Centre Street Congregational Church, Machias, Maine
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L'Association Culturelle et Historique

Ahh..the beautiful St. John River Valley! This space has come to feel like home to us. We're so excited to be coming back again.

For those of you who have never been here, L'Association Culturelle et Historique is the huge green and gold National Register monument between Van Buren and Madawaska. All tickets will be sold at the door: $15 each.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 7 PM
Lille, Maine
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Bayport-Blue Point Public Library

Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2 PM
203 Blue Point Avenue, Blue Point, New York
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Friends of the Library 2013

We've been performing here regularly since we first formed Eight Strings & a Whistle. We're very excited to be invited back! Progam information will be coming soon!

Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3 PM
Dorothy Henry Branch, 66 Rt. 94, Vernon, New Jersey
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La Grua Center

Come hear us perform John Newell's ...and nothing remains the same. We'll also be performing Michael Kibbe's Trio Pastoral, Opus 3, Souls by Pèter Köszeghy and works by Von Call and Beethoven.

For directions please visit here.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 5 PM
The Old Foundry Building at Stonington Commons, Stonington, Connecticut
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Tenri Cultural Institute 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City
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Good Shepherd Church 2012

We'll be collaborating with soprano Helen Gabrielsen, performing Dag Gabrielsen's Food!

Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 6 PM
1950 Batchelder Street, Brooklyn, New York
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Joyful Noise! Concert Series

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 4 PM
First Congregational Church, Guilford, Connecticut
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L'Association Culturelle et Historique 2012

We're so excited to be performing in this space once again! For those of you who have never been here, L'Association Culturelle et Historique is the huge green and gold National Register monument between Van Buren and Madawaska. All tickets will be sold at the door: $15 each.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 7 PM
Lille, Maine
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Schoodic Arts For All Concert Series

We are so happy to be going back to Schoodic Arts for All with a program filled with seduction, spiritualism, elegance and turbulence!

From the more traditional side, we’re going to perform our own arrangement of Beethoven’s Variations on Là ci darem la mano from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, as well as the late 18th century composer, Leonhard von Call’s graceful Trio in G Major, Op. 142.

We’ll also be performing the Maine premiere of Souls, composed for us in 2011 by Hungarian composer, Pèter Köszeghy. Inspired by the Hungarian Shaman tradition which focuses on the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds, Souls is a pathway created by sound from the material to the spiritual world.

We’ll be rounding out the program with Tom Flaherty’s Moments of Inertia and Dawn Avery’s Hi’iaka. We’re looking forward to revisiting Moments of Inertia, a work we started performing in Fall, 2011. You can read about Tom and Moments of Inertia in our Featured Composer section.  Hi’iaka is among one of our first commissions and was composed in 2003. Hi’iaka is the Hawaiian Goddess who restores life and this particular work is based on a Hawaiian naming chant which restores life through the giving of new names.

For more information please visit here.

Friday, June 8, 2012 at 7 PM
Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, Maine
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Good Shepherd Church 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 6 PM
1950 Batchelder Street, Brooklyn, New York
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Tenri Cultural Institute 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011 at 8 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York City
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Music @ 1

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 1 PM
Ingalls Recital Hall, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey
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Maurice River Music Salon Concerts

Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 2:30 PM
Maurice Town, New Jersey
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South Huntington Library Recital Series

Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 2:30 PM
145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station, NY
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April in Maine, part 2

Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 2 PM
L’Association Culturelle et Historique du Mont-Carmel in Lille
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April in Maine, Part 1

Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 8 PM
University of Maine Fort Kent, Fox Auditorium, Fort Kent, Maine
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Tenri Cultural Institute 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010
Tenri Cultural Institute, New York City
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Good Shepherd Church concert

Sunday, November 7, 2010
Good Shepherd Church, Brooklyn, New York
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CCNY/CUNY concert

Friday, October 29, 2010
CCNY/CUNY, Shepard Hall, New York City
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Tribeca Performing Arts Center concert

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City
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Chocolate Church Arts Center concert

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, Maine
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The Louise McKeon Chamber Music Concert Series

Sunday, May 2, 2010
Keeler Tavern Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Music of Roberto Scarcella Perino

Friday, April 30, 2010
Casa Italiana Zerilli/Marimò, NYU, New York City
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Borough of Manhattan Community College concert

Collaborated with Howard Meltzer, pianist, performing Variationis Achesmisticae by Byron Adams

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City
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Tenri Cultural Institute concert

Friday, November 20, 2009
Tenri Cultural Institute, New York City
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Skidmore College concert

Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 8 PM
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
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Friends of the Library concert

Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friends of the Library, Vernon, New Jersey
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CUNY concert

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
CUNY, New York City
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Bar Harbor Music Festival

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Bar Harbor Music Festival, Bar Harbor, Maine
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L'Association Culturelle et Historique concert

Sunday, July 12, 2009
L'Association Culturelle et Historique du Mont Carmel, Lille, Maine
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Eastport Arts Center concert

Friday, July 10, 2009
Eastport Arts Center, Eastport, Maine