Kindred Spirits announces music lineup for 2018 Historic Mildred Theatre to host performances ranging from classical to Appalachian roots music
Clockwise (from top left): Simple Gifts, The Noga Group led by Avram Pengas, Caroline Goulding, Avalon Jazz Band, Duo Noire, and Young Dubliners Celtic Rock Band (Photo provided)
MILFORD — Kindred Spirits Arts Program has announced its lineup for the season ahead. All events are suitable for families. They take place at the historic Milford Theatre, 114 East Catharine St., Milford, unless noted otherwise. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 when bought in advance to events at the Milford Theatre onlin; at Holy Crepes, 224 Broad St., Milford; or Main Avenue Books, 202 Main Ave., Hawley. No advance discount is offered at any venue other than the Milford Theatre. Season passes are available and guarantee entrance to all events from May through December. They are transferable and offer additional savings. Children under 15 will be admitted free. Dates, artists, and programs are subject to change. The schedule is as follows: Saturday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. When Art Meets Music: 20th-Century Progress and Destruction Mikhail Kopelman, violin, Elizaveta Kopelman, piano, and Yosif Feigelson, cello. A former leader of the legendary Borodin and Tokyo string quartets is joined by his pianist-daughter and KSAP's artistic director. Music by Rachmaninov, Kodaly and Shostakovich, accompanied by projected paintings. Saturday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. Hawley Silk Mill in Hawley at 4 p.m. Spectacular Precision: Duo Noire Award-winning American classical guitarists Thomas Flippin and Christopher Mallett play classical and contemporary compositions. Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. Soul of the Balkans: The Noga Group led by Avram Pengas One of the most popular ethnic ensembles in New York City will perform colorful music, song, and dance from Serbia, Greece, Macedonia, Turkey, and other countries of the region. Special event planned at the Hotel Fauchere in Milford. Thursday, Aug. 2, Delmonico Room at 7 p.m. From Cows To Cadenzas: Linda Lane Smith, soprano An opera diva sings of her journey from cow shows in rural Oregon to international stages. Saturday, Aug. 18, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, Hawley Silk Mill in Hawley, at 4 p.m. An Appalachian Ballad: Simple Gifts Duo Appalachian, Cajun, Indian, and other American music and song performed by widely known folk musicians on original instruments. Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Saints and Sinners: Young Dubliners Celtic Rock Band One of the hardest-working groups of its kind crowns Milford Music Festival with the fiery of sounds and engaging rhythms. (In cooperation with Milford Presents.) Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Red Violin Caprices: Caroline Goulding, violin Recognized early as a child prodigy, the skillful young virtuoso is poised now for a major career. Music by Paganini, Vieuxtemps, Kreisler, Corigliano. Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Bees, please! Englewinds Ensemble This program related to the disappearance of bees has been emblematic of this award winning eco-ensemble. Their selection includes works by Chopin, Rimsky-Korsakov, MacDowell, and others. Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Joyeux Noël: Avalon Jazz Band Created in New York in 2012, the band is a prominent ambassador of Parisian hot jazz in the United States and internationally. Music and song from the 1930s, plus seasonal favorites. About Kindred SpiritsKindred Spirits Arts Programs is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to bringing high quality performances to Pike County and beyond, and to offering stimulating school programs for children. It is supported in part by Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by business and private donors. Learn more at kindredspiritsarts.org, or by calling 570-409 1269 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.