Mark your calendars for the three of four remaining summer “Open Air” concerts at Wampus Brook Park in Armonk.
The Saturday night (concerts start at 8 p.m.) admission is free and all are welcome to bring family, friends, and neighbors along with lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets to one of the most beautiful parks in Westchester County. The series is co-sponsored by North Castle Parks and Recreation.
Remaining three in the series:
“The Hager Trio”
Saturday • July 26 • 8pm
Daniele Hager will be performing alongside her two brothers John and Robert for a night of Broadway favorites accompanied by pianist Eric Thomas Johnson. Each of the members has performed either on Broadway, Off Broadway, or with International Opera Companies.
“Our Town” and “Chances Are” Quartets
Saturday • August 9 • 8pm
Influenced by popular quartets of the past, including the Mills Brothers and Buffalo Bills, Our Town produces a sound unique within a cappella circles. They hold titles as the Northeastern District BHS quartet champion, and winners of the oldest a cappella competition, the prestigious Harmony Sweepstakes. All four members have sung in some of the finest performance halls in the world including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center.
The lead singer of the Chances Are quartet, Julia Bacal, has sung in many classical choruses, including a performance at Lincoln Center with the NYU Chorale, and was a featured singer for Uptown Sound, a popular local jazz ensemble in NYC. Other members of the quartet include Alice Fennell, tenor, Sharon Guzi, bass, and Sharon Vitkovsky, baritone.
Jazz and Swing
Saturday • August 23 • 8pm
This NYC/Westchester jazz group, will entertain you with their original 1930-40’s inspired tunes as well as forgotten goodies by world-famous bandleaders Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw. Their jive is hot swing with Hollywood class and a Vaudeville spirit.
The Swingaroos are Kimberly Hawkey (vocals/tenor banjo/washboard/mouth “trumpet”), Assaf Gleizner (piano), Chris Conte (bass/vocals), Mike Gordon (drums), Dan Glaude (saxophone/clarinet), and Nat Ranson (trombone). Together, they have performed for fine establishments such as the Hudson Hotel, Under St. Mark’s Theater and the Art Deco Society of NY.
The series opened with:
Dynomite Di and Destruction”
Blues and Rock
Saturday • July 12 • 8pm
Dynomite Di (Dianne Cricchio), with her infectious smile and energy, will capture the heart of any audience covering Ruth Brown, Imelda May, Amy Winehouse, and some originals. This is a Blues and Rock band with Chris Vitarello on guitar, Dave McDowell on saxophone, and Jerry Scaringe on standup bass and harp as well as lead vocalist.