Dewey Sessions Outdoors: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

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Name: Dewey Sessions Outdoors: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
Date: September 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Dewey Sessions Outdoors: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, In the Backyard, Sheffield, MA 01257 Sunday, September 20, 2020 2 Shows: 2pm and 4pm Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of/at the door A limited number of advance discounted tickets are available up to 24 hours before the show. For more information, please email deweysessionsmusic@gmail.com or call (413) 429 1176 Jay and Molly are musicians of enormous talent who draw their repertoire and inspiration from a wide range of American musical styles—19th-century classics, lively Appalachian, Cajun, and Celtic fiddle tunes, and favorites from the golden age of country and swing—along with their own songs, fiddle tunes, and orchestral compositions. What to expect: 1) Party size limit of 4. Each party will have a 5 ft diameter circle to sit in. Each circle’s edge is 6ft away from the next. Please purchase your parties tickets together so we can reserve your space. 2) Bring your own blanket or chair to sit on. 3) Please purchase your tickets online ahead of time if possible. Space is limited! To allow for easy planning, please purchase all the tickets for your party at one time. 4) Masks must be worn the entire time. Physical distancing required. 5) No bathrooms available. The indoor space will not be open to the public. Please plan accordingly. ABOUT THE BAND: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason achieved international acclaim when their performance of Jay’s composition, Ashokan Farewell, became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns’ The Civil War on PBS. The soundtrack won a Grammy and Ashokan Farewell was nominated for an Emmy. The piece was originally inspired by Jay & Molly’s Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps in New York’s Catskill Mountains, which are still going strong today. Jay and Molly are musicians of enormous talent who draw their repertoire and inspiration from a wide range of American musical styles—19th-century classics, lively Appalachian, Cajun, and Celtic fiddle tunes, and favorites from the golden age of country and swing—along with their own songs, fiddle tunes, and orchestral compositions. In recent years, Jay and Molly have reached an ever widening audience through their appearances on Great Performances, A Prairie Home Companion, their own public radio specials, and through their work on film soundtracks such as Brother’s Keeper, Legends of the Fall, and a host of Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries. They’ve had the honor of performing at the White House for two sitting Presidents and continue to tour extensively delighting audiences across the country. “On stage, Mason and Ungar complement each other like a finely crafted fiddle and bow. Together they weave a rich postmodern musical magic carpet on which listeners may vicariously glide back in time and experience first-hand the sonorous riches of traditional music.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Jay Ungar and Molly Mason play music from the heart which reminds us of the best in all of us.” — Ken Burns, producer of PBS' The Civil War “Jay and Molly make music that is simple and overwhelming . . . joyful and full of feeling … an apotheosis of American traditional music.” — Garrison Keillor, host and creator of A Prairie Home Companion “As composers, virtuosi and folklorists, this duo light up the concert stage and are a sure-fire hit for all music loving audiences.” — David Amram, noted American composer, folk singer, and jazz musician This event is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with grants from the Local Cultural Councils of Sheffield, Tyringham, Monterey, New Marlborough, Great Barrington, and Alford-Egremont.
Location:
Dewey Hall
Date/Time Information:
TWO SHOWS: Sunday, September 20th, from 2pm to 3pm and from 4pm to 5pm.
Contact Information:
413 429 1176
Fees/Admission:
$25 in advance, $30 day of/door
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