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"Celtic to Classical" is excited to present its 2019 season of summer concerts in Southern Delaware! Violins, cello, piano, guitar, and flute will bring to life classical and folk music in eclectic, accessible hour-long programs. A free will offering is accepted in lieu of ticketed admission (suggested contribution: $15).

FOLK WAVES … Folk music of the 1960s, including Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, meets Edvard Grieg, Bela Bartok, Stephen Foster and more, reflecting a broad conception of folk music from America and beyond. Featuring violinist/pianist Sheridan Seyfried, vocalist Nira Dayanim, guitarists NoaSapir Franklin & Yehuda Dicker, flutist/pianist Ya-Jhu Yang, and double bassist Gabriel Dayanim.

  • Tuesday, August 13th, 7:30 PM at St. John's United Methodist Church, Seaford

  • Wednesday, August 14th, 7:30 PM at Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth

  • Thursday, August 15th, 7:30 PM at St. Martha's Episcopal Church, Bethany

AMERICAN ORIGINALS … Immigrant Antonin Dvorak’s American Quartet frames a program of original music all by Americans: Stephen Foster, James Grant, Paul Machlis (a California native who writes in a traditional Celtic style), Sheridan Seyfried, and Ya-Jhu Yang. Join violinists Moni Simeonov, Alexis Meschter & Sheridan Seyfried, violist Jessica Chang, cellist Jonah Kim, vocalist Anne Marie Stanley, and pianist Ya-Jhu Yang.

  • Saturday, August 17th, 7:00 PM at All Saints Episcopal Church, Rehoboth* (*please note the different start time!)

  • Sunday, August 18th, 4:00 PM at UUSD (Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware), Lewes (please arrive early for seats)

BRAHMS AND THE BLUES … This program led by cellist Jonah Kim draws parallels between the soulfulness of Brahms and that of the American-born blues. Featured are movements from the German maestro’s Piano Quintet in F Minor and Piano Trio in C Major alongside the blues of Gary Moore, B.B. King and more. Joining Jonah are pianists Sheridan Seyfried & Ya-Jhu Yang, violinists Moni Simeonov & Alexis Meschter, and violist Jessica Chang.

  • Tuesday, August 20th, 7:30 PM at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Milton* (*small venue: must arrive early for seats)

  • Wednesday, August 21st, 7:30 PM at Epworth UMC, Rehoboth

  • Thursday, August 22nd, 7:30 PM at St. Martha's Episcopal Church, Bethany

  • Friday, August 23rd, 7:30 PM at Avenue United Methodist Church, Milford


 

A fun, engaging, thoughtful program played by a joyful—and super talented—group of musicians from around the world. Don’t miss it!
— David Amado, music director of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra
 

MEET THE 2019 MUSICIANS

Appearing at all performances: Sheridan Seyfried, composer/pianist/violinist; Ya-Jhu Yang, composer/pianist/flutist

Appearing only at “Folk Waves”: Nira Dayanim, vocalist; Yehuda Dicker, guitarist; NoaSapir Franklin, guitarist. Not pictured: Gabriel Dayanim, bassist.

Appearing at “American Originals” & “Brahms and the Blues”: Jonah Kim, cello soloist; Moni Simeonov, violinist, Alexis Meschter, violinist, Anne Marie Stanley, vocalist (“American Originals” only). Not pictured: Jessica Chang, violist.

 

VIDEOS

Our August 2018 performance of Don Stover’s banjo tune “Rockwood Deer Chase” at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Also at Epworth, cellist Jonah Kim plays “Down the Vale”, a 19th-century parlor song, accompanied by Sheridan Seyfried.