Open Mic Classical

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Date/Time
Date(s) - April 15, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location
Brewster Meeting House
Brewster

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Drawing from the informality of an Open Mic format we are bringing you Open Mic Classical, a new experience in classical music, to help our community’s musicians share their music with a friendly, supportive and appreciative audience.

Open Mic Classical is an opportunity for classical musicians of all ages and levels to perform before a live and sympathetic audience, and also meet other musicians. Our events are held at 3:00 on the third Sunday of each month at the First Parish UU Church in Brewster, at 1969 Main St. Performers are asked to come at 2:45, and performers needing piano accompaniment are asked to contact Monika Woods (774-353-0244) or Bob Marcus (508-945-0832) a few days earlier.

We also welcome members of the Cape Community who want to be in touch with developing – and developed – musical talent on Cape Cod. All of our Open Mic Classical events also include featured performances by seasoned players.

There is no admissions charge, but donations are accepted.

We are privileged to announce that our guest performer on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 will be the duo Mark and Beverly Davis.

Mark and Beverly Davis have performed together as a duo since 2001; since 2014 they have also performed and toured with the New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME). Their concert tours have taken them to the FAME Festival in Australia, Festival Ciudad de Cristal in Spain and Germany, the Classical Mandolin Society Annual Convention in Portland 2014, the New York International Mandolin Festival, and the 45th Festival Internacional Musica de Plectro in Rioja, Spain.

The duo has been praised for the intensity of their performances and their ability to communicate with audiences. Drawing from a large international repertoire by contemporary composers, Mark and Beverly Davis choose their pieces based on the qualities of musical interest, dialogue and emotional depth.

Their first CD “Ayres and Dances for Two Guitars’ was a Motif Magazine nominee for ‘Best Local CD of the Year.’

Mark Davis is recognized as a leader in the field of plucked string music, known equally for his work as a mandolinist, guitarist, conductor and educator. In the 70’s and 80’s he helped to establish the mandolin-guitar duo as a concert ensemble, with many recordings and tours. Works written for him include Guido Santorsola’s “Sonata a Duo No. 6”, Stephen Funk Pearson’s “Mountain Moor” and Ernst Krenek’s “Suite for mandolin and guitarre, Op. 242”. Mark Davis has been the director of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra since 1989, establishing their reputation for excellence in promoting and performing contemporary works for plucked strings.

As President of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra, Beverly Davis has organized numerous international tours, and also directed the 2001 International Festival of Mandolins in Providence, Rhode Island. Beverly Davis studied the classical guitar with Reed Desrosier at Keene State College, and also performs with the Providence Mandolin Orchestra.

Open Mic Classical


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