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Dear Friends,

The Beacon Hill Concerts are a series of free classical and semi-classical concerts that take place in a newly-built music hall situated on a beautiful privately-owned property near Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The series aims at providing high-quality classical and semi-classical music to the Pocono region. Now in our tenth season, with four concerts scheduled for summer, 2017, we are once again bringing outstanding musical artists to this area. Guests are welcome and can make inquiries and reservations by emailing the concert coordinator, Dan Crawford, or calling Jean Stettler at 570-476-1308. 

 

 

2018 Concert

COMING FROM SWEDEN TO BEACON HILL CONCERTS 

RINGMASTERS BARBERSHOP QUARTET

INTERNATIONAL QUARTET CHAMPIONS (2012)

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

 

RINGMASTERS is one of the world’s best barbershop quartets, as gold medalists at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2012 International Quartet Championship in Portland—the first quartet from outside North America to win this highly competitive annual event. (They also won the International Collegiate Championship at the 2006 Convention in Nashville; and in the same year, the Nordic Barbershop Quartet contest in Stockholm.)

I heard the quartet live at the Philadelphia convention in 2010 (when they placed third), and still remember their lush harmonies and stunning performance.

You have to hear contemporary barbershop singing to understand how sophisticated and demanding this a cappella style has become.

The program is being worked out with the quartet, but you can expect a mixture of their unique arrangements of barbershop classics (“Smile,” “Up a Lazy River”), tunes from the 50s & 60s (“All Shook Up,” “Java Jive,” “Blackbird,” “TonightTonight”), as well as their own contemporary hits. To hear samples of some of their songs, go to www.ringmasters.se or look for them on YouTube.

As one patron said after attending one of our previous barbershop concerts: “Normally, to hear a group of this caliber involves sharing the experience with thousands of music lovers where the sound is amplified through a PA system. The pure sounds heard last night are still ringing in my head. My friends and I were totally awestruck by the event.”

Make your reservation request by email to dcrawford1@unl.edu or dandcrawford@gmail.com or call 570-476-1308. And please take note that the concert is on a Sunday and starts earlier than usual, at 3:00 p.m.

 

2017 Concert Series

Saturday, October 14, 4:00 p.m., PIANO TRIO ALETHEIA

 

PIANIST FEI FEI DONG RETURNS TO BEACON HILL CONCERTS with PIANO TRIO ALETHEIA
Saturday, October 14, 4:00 p.m. (Reservations accepted starting September 14)

 

 

 

 

Get ready for another very special performance when world-class pianist Fei Fei Dong returns to our BHC series for our Fall Concert, Saturday, October 14, 4:00 p.m. This time, she will share the stage as a member of her piano trio, Aletheia, with violinist Francesca DePasquale and cellist Juliette Harlin. Fei Fei will perform Mozart’s Sonata in D major, Liszt’s “Don Juan,” and 3 Chinese pieces (“Spring Dance,” “Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake,” and “Happy Times”). The trio will do the Brahms Trio in B major.

Born in Shenzhen China, Fei Fei Dong moved to New York to study at The Juilliard School where she earned her Bachelor and Masters of Music Degrees. She is the winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition and was a finalist in 2013 at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. She did her Carnegie Weill Hall debut performance to a sold-out audience in February 2016, and has been the featured artist in concerts with major symphony orchestras and prominent conductors all over the country. Outside of the U.S., she has performed at the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, the Louvre, and with the Shanxi and Shenzhen Symphonic Orchestras in China. She has been featured many times on New York’s WQXR radio.

The Aletheia Piano Trio is one of the rising groups of young artists that is making itself known in the world of chamber music. The Trio has performed at the Rose Studio in New York City, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, and the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC., and has been featured at other prominent venues in the U.S. We are accepting reservations for this concert starting September 14. Reserve a place by emailing Dan Crawford (dandcrawford@gmail.com or dcrawford1@unl.edu); or call Jean at 402-476-1308. You won’t find a better setting at this time of year for listening to beautiful chamber music than our small and intimate music hall right here in Stroudsburg.


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