Past Music-at-Mather

On the Trail - June 26, 2022

On the Trail is just back from their tour of the Netherlands, bringing us bluegrass to the Mather Homestead!

Con Fuoco String Quartet - June 19, 2022

Con Fuoco returned for a Spring concert featuring Haydn and Mendlessohn

Acabella - June 5, 2022

Acabella celebrated its 20th year with a Spring concert at the Homestead! The group, led by Heather Raker and Carolyn Woodberry, include singers Brooke Beck, Kelly Galvin, Amanda Martocchio, Jennifer Mathissen, Cathleen Morgan (our newest member!), Claire Runyan, Susan Seelert, Rachel Steib, Tere Stevens, Jenny Zonis. View on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matherhomesteadfoundation/videos/588855689504615. Concert starts around 7 minutes

Jazz featuring Lissy Newman - May 22, 2022

Jazz in the garden featuring Lissy Newman on vocals and Tony Lombardozzi on guitar. Plus wine & cheese!

Nick Depuy - February 12, 2022

First up, Nick will entertained and educated kids about American Folk music, playing folk songs from the 40s through the present, think Woodie Guthrie, Pete Segar, and talking about the historical influences behind these songs and how they've inspired the music that followed.

Next, he performed his original music (he has penned over 60 songs and counting!) and a few cover favorites for adults and young adults. Nick calls his music “folksy with a few twists" -- think a combination of James Taylor meets Mumford & Sons. His goal, he said, is to tell a meaningful story through his music.

Acabella - December 10, 2021

Acabella, an all women's a cappella group, performed a holiday program for a jolly audience! View concert on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=528926435575944. Concert starts around 8 minutes.

Con Fuoco String Quarter - December 5, 2021

Back by popular demand, the Con Fuoco String (Italian for “with fire”) Quartet returned to the Homestead. These accomplished young musicians performed an hour long program including Bethoven's String Quartet in C minor, Mozart's String Quartet in C Major and holiday music.

Con Fuoco String Quartet - October 16, 2021

Con Fuoco returned for a fall performance.

David Higgins Band - October 8, 2021

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.

On the Trail - August 29, 2021

On the Trail returned by popular demand! 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.

Dan Zlotnick - July 11, 2021

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.

On the Trail - June 13, 2021

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.

Con Fuoco String Quartet - May 23, 2021

Back by popular demand, the Con Fuoco String Quartet returned 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 - March 6, 2021

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!

Con Fuoco String Quartet - December 13, 2020

Con Fuoco returned for a holiday performance.

Con Fuoco String Quartet - October 4, 2020

We introduced our "Music at Mather" series with the classical sounds of the Con Fuoco String Quartet. These accomplished young musicians, Ari Matsushita, Kay McIlhenny, Josh Bustamente and Ami Matsushita, performed an hour long program including: String Quartet in G Major KV 156, Mozart; String Quartet no. 11 in F Major Op. 96 "American," Dvorak; and Eine Kleine Nacht Musik in G Major KV 525, Mozart.