Community Night Student & Faculty Showcase

Community Night Student & Faculty Showcase

Thursday, June 3, 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm
Peskeomskut Park, Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

NOTE: We are keeping an eye on the weather forecast. If we are forced to cancel due to thunderstorms, we will post that information here by 3pm Thursday.

Join Musica Franklin for a celebratory return to in-person public programming with a free Community Night showcase of student and faculty talent. Musica Franklin students from both sites will perform string and vocal arrangements of American spirituals, and each member of the Musica Franklin teaching faculty will perform from a variety of genres.

The audience will be socially distanced by family pod and is requested to wear masks when outside your pod. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on.

This performance is made possible through collaboration with River Culture and is supported in part by a grant from the Greenfield and Montague local cultural councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Faculty Bios:

Vicki Citron, director of Musica Franklin, cannot imagine a life without music. After teaching in her Suzuki violin studio for over 30 years, she founded Musica Franklin so more students could have the opportunity to experience the joy of making music.

Bekka Eowind, violin and bass instructor, plays Chamber music, Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk, and Rock music. She performs regularly with the Suzuki School of Newton Faculty Ensemble and the Rocky Nook String Band as well as freelance. In addition to teaching for Musica Franklin, she runs a private Suzuki studio.

Gloria Matlock, percussion, vocal, and step dance instructor, has performed across the United States from the age of five. She believes the healing power of the drums and the inspiring melodies of her ancestors’ Spiritual Songs are gifts of history which speak to the soul and should be shared.

Eric Mrugala, violin instructor, performs extensively. He was concert master for the UMass Amherst Orchestra, Opus One, and Boston Conservatory Orchestra. He has also played with the Chicago Chamber Music Project, Brancaleoni International Music Festival, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, to name just a few.

Sarah-Hadley Yakir is a violinist, collaborator, and educator. Yakir is dedicated to bringing unique and exciting performances to her audiences and keeps up a busy recital career both at home in her community in Western Massachusetts and abroad. Yakir holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree from New England Conservatory. When she is not playing the violin Yakir can be found hiking or contra dancing.

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