Free will donation
($5/person suggested donation)
Main Street, Northville
Admission is free at outdoor SVAN music events, with voluntary good-will donations gladly accepted. Come join SVAN members and other all others to enjoy the experience of some of the very, very best music available this year!
Electric City Horns
Classic Rock ‘n roll
The Electric City Horns consists of members with a wide variety of musical backgrounds and styles. From 50’s and 60’s Rock & Roll, Modern Rock, Rhythm and Blues, Dance, Pop, Soul and Swing, the band covers the spectrum.
The Horns pride themselves on producing driving music with a vocal ability to match. The Horns add their own style to every song they cover and introduce original material throughout their performance. All of their musical background is combined to create high energy music that is not only danceable but great to listen to.
The band consists of Jerry Gregory, Don Duncan, Tony Watson, Mark Caruso, Brandon Bezio, Bob Shaffer, and Chris Jantson.
Past venues The Electric City Horns have performed at include:
Empire State Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting and Fireworks Festival, Cook Park, Alive @ 5, Siro's Cup, The Georgian, Black Velvet Art Party, ParkFest Wilton, SummerNight Schenectady, SummerFest Butler Park, Equinox Vermont, The Ashes, Brookwood School Fundraiser (Cooperstown), Make A Wish Foundation, Swift Road Park, … and many more.
At the concert, SVAN will once again include a local young artist as an opening act. This week Alex Hitrick, Edinburgh NY High school student will perform on keyboards and vocals.
Caroline will be rejoining us in the greater Sacandaga area for this very special encore performance, following an extremely popular, venue-packed performance last year. Although an international performer, we are blessed that the Sacandaga Lake area has been an annual summer destination for Caroline her whole life, and has been very much a second home to her.
The Sunday concert will feature a wide range of musical styles for the cello, from classical Bach to blues, to Spanish dances, and even a bit of opera and jazz standards! Caroline’s accompanying pianist will be a very gifted local pianist, Gene Marie Callahan of Amsterdam, NY.
The event is sponsored by the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN).
From the stages of European concert halls (to the stalls of country barns!) Caroline and her cello have been performing together for over seventeen years. Praised for her elegance and commanding presence on the stage, she has recently made international appearances at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy, the Liszt Academy Concert Center in Budapest, the Pitti Palace, Nuovo Teatro dell’Opera and Teatro Verdi of Florence, and plays regularly throughout Tuscany and the eastern United States as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician.
Raised in the rural outskirts of Chapel Hill, NC, Caroline got her start on the cello in third grade strings class at the Emerson Waldorf School and gave her first concerts to her chickens, who listened attentively outside the music room window at home. She made her debut as a soloist at the age of sixteen with the Duke University Youth Orchestra, and has since given numerous solo recitals and performed in the masterclasses of acclaimed cellists Richard Aaron, Giovanni Gnocchi, Phoebe Carrai, Marc Moskovitz, Kenneth Slowik, and Nancy Green.
Caroline was recently awarded a Master’s degree with highest honors from the Conservatorio Cherubini of Florence, Italy, where she studied for two years with the Italian cellist Andrea Nannoni. She is also a proud Tar Heel and holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a student of Brent Wissick and a recipient of the Vollmer music scholarship. During her undergraduate degree, she was chosen in a competitive selection process to study on exchange with cellist Lionel Handy at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Her other teachers include Leonid Zilper of the North Carolina Symphony and Fred Raimi of the Ciompi Quartet.
An avid orchestral musician, Caroline completed an apprenticeship with the Orchestra Regionale Toscana under the direction of conductor Daniele Rustioni, and served as the principal cellist of the Orchestra Sinfonica Cherubini. She has also held leading positions in the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, the Triangle Youth Ballet Orchestra, the UNC Symphony Orchestra, and performed extensively as a chamber musician, participating regularly in the Siena Summer Music Festival in Siena, Italy, and the Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
In addition to her classical work, Caroline is an admirer of contemporary music and has performed world premieres of works by modern-day composers such as Russell Currie, Pietro Rigacci, and Chun Ju Yen. She is also a passionate music educator and maintains a private studio of cello students. Caroline plays a uniquely embellished 2006 cello by John Montgomery of Raleigh, North Carolina.
For this performance, admission is $12 for the general public and $10 for SVAN Members. Children are always free with an adult at SVAN Music Events. Tickets are available at the SVAN Arts Center on Main Street in Northville, NY or at the door of the venue.
All the Northville Concerts are sponsored by the Village of Northville, Town of Northampton
The summer park concerts are sponsored by the Northville Merchants Association
Contact Barbara Spaeth at 863-8047 for information.
Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a 2015 Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Tuesdays at 6:00
Northville Waterfront Park
All musicians & Listeners Welcome ! This is a very informal jam. If you’ve never jammed before— here’s your chance. We’re very friendly and helpful. Bring a song (or 3) to share or just bring yourself and your instrument(s). If you are a frequent jammer, please join us too.