2017 Twilight Series

The Twilight series features concerts of Jazz, Big Band, Broadway, and Gilbert & Sullivan. Our Saturday evening twilight concerts allow you to tap your toes in your seat or while dancing on our outdoor dance floor!

*Pre-Concert Theme Dinners at the Falls Village Inn  – for concerts with a pre-concert theme dinner, here are the details:
Dinner (5pm) & Concert (6:30pm): $70
Concert Only: $30
Dinner reservations must be made No later than the Friday before.

Saturday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP)
Acclaimed quintet of ‘Wand’ring Minstrels’ present a delightful staged concert version of The Pirates of Penzance in one act. Act two features Company’s favorite selections from the rest of the G&S repertoire, topped off with the ever popular NYGASP tour-de-force challenge: impromptu renditions of audience requests by the cast and Artistic Director Albert Bergeret.
(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)
*Pre-Concert Dinner


Saturday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.

New Black Eagle Jazz Band
The very best in New Orleans style Jazz, Gospel & Blues. A world touring band. Together since 1971. Touring all parts of the United States.
*Pre-concert Dinner


Saturday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.

Swingtime Big Band
Big Band Broadway
For their 10th Annual Music Mountain concert, Swingtime spotlights Broadway as the wellspring of the Great American Songbook, and also celebrates the 100th Birthdays of legendary artists Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy Rich!
*Pre-Concert Dinner


Saturday, July 8, 6:30 p.m.

The Peter & Will Anderson Trio plays Gershwin
‘Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone’ (New York Times)
Peter and Will Anderson join guitarist Adam Moezinia to present a program exploring the rich legacy of George Gershwin, with songs including It Ain’t Necessarily So, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, Summertime, I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love, and Embraceable You. The Andersons have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, the New Orleans Jazz Festival. The Washington Post called their music ‘imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz tunes.’ ‘These dudes are the future. You made my soul smile’ (Quincy Jones).
*Pre-Concert Dinner


Saturday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.

Alexis Cuadrado Group
Barcelona-born bassist and bandleader Alexis Cuadrado is one of the most sought after musicians in New York. He has released five albums, including 2013’s A Lorca Soundscape, which was critically acclaimed by DownBeat and The New York Times. His distinctive jazz style is deeply influenced by flamenco, including original compositions.
*Pre-Concert Dinner


Saturday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.

Ben Allison & The Easy Way
Bassist/composer Ben Allison, one of a few bandleaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound, teams up with New York City’s Steve Cardenas, guitar, and Ted Nash, saxophone/clarinet, for an exciting program drawing from jazz tradition and influences as diverse as rock, folk, 20th century classical and world music.
*Pre-Concert Dinner


Saturday, July 29, 6:30 p.m.

Alan Ferber Nonet
Nominated for a Grammy award in the ‘Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album’ category, the Alan Ferber Nonet is ‘somehow both old school and cutting edge’ (The Wall Street Journal). Trombonist-composer Alan Ferber has been recognized as one of the leading trombonists of his generation in DownBeat’s International Critics’ Poll and Readers’ Poll.
*Pre-Concert Dinner


Saturday, August 5, 6:30 p.m.

Ben Kono Group
‘Cosmopolitan and unflappable…’ – The New York Times
The Ben Kono Group has garnered high praise for its thoughtful compositions, lush orchestrations, and edgy improvising. ‘Kono places an emphasis on melody, and is a real craftsman, shifting his lovely lines through different textures and harmonies, combining sections that seem like bits of songs into larger forms.’ (The Big City Blog)
*Pre-Concert Dinner


Saturday, August 12, 6:30 p.m.

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis
Ryan Keberle and his group Catharsis blend the word-less vocals of Camila Meza with trombone, trumpet, bass and drums in ‘a potent blend of cinematic sweep and lush, ear-grabbing melodies’ (Los Angeles Times). Ryan Keberle’s diverse talents have earned him a place alongside superstars such as David Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Alicia Keys.
*Pre-Concert Dinner


Saturday, August 19, 6:30 p.m.

Todd Marcus Quintet
Todd Marcus has carved out a unique voice for the bass clarinet in modern jazz. His music swings hard with both a fiery and introspective intensity. Todd Marcus’s ‘compelling gifts for composing and arranging’ ….Washington Post … capture elements of his west Baltimore neighborhood, portraying the challenges and strengths of his community and finding beauty in each.
*Pre-Concert Dinner


Saturday, August 26, 6:30 p.m.

Michael Berkeley
Celebrate the dazzle of Broadway show tunes with Michael Berkeley and Diva favorites Wanda L. Houston, Amy LeBlanc and Maria B. Hickey!
(Underwritten by an Anonymous Donor)
*Pre-Concert Dinner


Saturday, September 9, 6:30 p.m.

The Galvanized Jazz Band
A dynamic group of Connecticut musicians devoted to the energetic performance of Hot Dixieland, New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Rags, Stomps, Struts, Spirituals, Swing and Classic Popular songs from the past century.
*Pre-Concert Dinner


Saturday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.

Jive By Five
Concert Dedicated to the Memory of Louise W. King
(Well-behaved dogs are welcome)
A Connecticut favorite returns. The sizzling dance music of the jazz age. From the Charleston, to the Two-Step, to the Fox Trot.
*Pre-Concert Dinner


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