MUSIC AT MATHER SERIES

Our music series includes a variety of musicians from singers to instrumentalists, and from classical to contemporary.  Weather permitting, concerts are outside on the lawn.  BYO blanket, beverage and snacks!

UPCOMING CONCERTS

On the Trail - bluegrass band
Back by popular demand!
Sunday, August 29, 4 pm on the Barn Lawn


On the Trail is a modern acoustic quartet that explores everything from bluegrass to contemporary pop, from stunning instrumentals to beautiful songs.  The band bonded from their love of bluegrass and the band Punch Brothers, and has already gained recognition and praise for their execution of challenging music, as well as fore their new original music.  On the Trail features Darien Middlesex Music Teacher, Austin Scelzo on fiddle and vocals, To Polizzi on mandolin and vocals, Chet Duke on banjo and Charlie Widmer on guitar and vocals.
BYO blanket, chairs and beverage. We'll be on the lawn weather permitting.  $25 non-members, $20 members, $10 students.    LISTEN

Members use promo code MEMBER5.
Please consider becoming a patron in order to help us bring great musicians to the Mather Homestead!

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RECENT CONCERTS

Dan Zlotnick - singer/songwriter/guitarist
Sunday, July 11, 5 pm on the Barn Lawn

Dan is an American singer songwriter.  With a contemporary Americana flair, Dan’s music reflects his love of classic rock and blues. His evocative lyrics, captivating melodies, and energetic performances exude Dan’s passion for creating and sharing his music with everyone around him. 
 
Dan performs tirelessly around New York's Hudson Valley and beyond, taking the stage at the 2018 Pleasantville Music Festival, the Paramount Hudson Valley (opening for Grammy winner Marc Cohn twice), the Towne Crier (opening for Patty Larkin), Garica's at The Capitol Theater, and more.
CHECK DAN OUT!
 

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Photo credit:  Tom Bush IV

On the Trail - bluegrass band
Back by popular demand!
Sunday, August 29, 4 pm on the Barn Lawn


On the Trail is a modern acoustic quartet that explores everything from bluegrass to contemporary pop, from stunning instrumentals to beautiful songs.  The band bonded from their love of bluegrass and the band Punch Brothers, and has already gained recognition and praise for their execution of challenging music, as well as fore their new original music.  On the Trail features Darien Middlesex Music Teacher, Austin Scelzo on fiddle and vocals, To Polizzi on mandolin and vocals, Chet Duke on banjo and Charlie Widmer on guitar and vocals.
LISTEN
 

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Con Fuoco - String Quartet
Sunday, May 9, 4 pm, Barn Lawn


Back by popular demand, the Con Fuoco String Quartet will return to the Homestead. These accomplished young musicians, Ari Matsushita, Kay McIlhenny, Josh Bustamente and Ami Matsushita will perform an hour long program including Mendelssohn's Quartet Op. 81, Prokofiev's String Quartet No. 2, and Vivaldi's Spring.


 

Caryn Lin - Electric Violinist

Saturday, March 6th, 3, 5 and 7 pm

Caryn performed three shows for Mather guests on March 6 in order to adhere to covid-19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines. She mesmerized young kids, middle and high school students and adults of all ages.  Thank you Caryn!  
 
About Caryn:  Caryn plays her four, five and six string electric violins, using looping to create short, on-the-spot recordings of her violin, voice, and percussion instruments.  As she plays the violin, the recorded snippets play back in a continue loop adding fascinating layers of sound over deceptively simple melodies. The result is a live show that is spectacular and like no other - catchy, mesmerizing, and very entertaining!   

Carol of the Bells performance above.  She uses a foot pedal (not visible in this video) to "loop" and "layer" the music.  

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POSTPONED

 

Zack Ely and his bandmates will be taking the stage ... or lawn ...  stay tuned for date.

 

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Please consider becoming a patron of our music events!  We will add you to our program and to our list below!

Music at Mather Patrons

THANK YOU!

Lynn Chistopher

Meredith Edwards

Heather Raker

Tammy Sload