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“ON The MAIN STAGE” Concert Listings for 2014!

The Midtown Scholar hosts prominent singer-songwriters, classical musicians, and a unique acoustic venue. Performers are calling us “one of the best folk clubs in the country!” We are always interested in hearing from new musicians.  All of our booking now takes place through an online booking system located at: http://midtownscholar.partnershipplanners.org  Simply go to this link, (please note that we are currently only booking SOLO Singer/Songwriters with solo instrumentation.  You will also have to create an account so you can monitor your request) and submit the “Musical Performance Booking” form.  Please note that we book concerts only on Friday and Saturday nights. 

September 19th @ 7:30 PM – Bright Hawk

Bright Hawk offers the healing vibrations of the hang instrument in Harrisburg, PA. This instrument creates a music called PanArt that is often recorded in meditation and relaxation productions. As with most music rarely does the recorded music live up to the live performance. Bright Hawk is looking to spread the healing vibrations to long term care facilites and hospices. At Midtown she reaches out to the community and brings her PanArt vibrations with hopes for healing and support.

September 20th @7:30 PM – Ian Fitzgerald

Ian-Fitzgerald-high-res-28Ian Fitzgerald is a writer and performer of American folk songs. Since 2004, he has performed extensively throughout New England; toured up and down the east coast; and independently released four albums of original material. Ian’s compelling lyrics and indelible melodies have won him first place in the Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest (for the song “Lillian”) and a spot in the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. In their review of Ian’s latest album, No Time To Be Tender [2013], Performer Magazine called Ian “a polished song-smith who is high atop a field of great artists breaking through to festival and folk concerts throughout the States.”

September 27 @ 7:30 PM – Music Mike

Music Mike RocksMusic Mike is “Making Music for Good” in support small business, non-profits, community supported agriculture, and the promotion of love and fellowship between all living beings. Mike has spent the last 15 years covering artists from Cash to Zappa and has now turned his attention to finding his own voice and developing his original music. Highly rythmic, somehow familiar, with a uniquely soulful voice. Mike’s refined honest style entertains for hours.

Friday, October 17th – Bob Barry

bobbarry_pianoBob Barry is a highly skilled, self-taught pianist and soundscape artist celebrating his 50th year of composing and performance.  He has produced 5 original albums of instrumental  fusions of rock, new age and smooth jazz and received numerous awards from Billboard, Mid-Atlantic Song Writer’s Association, and other USA Songwriting competitions. His career was springboarded as a result of winning a piano performance contest among 65 other musicians that won him a showcase at Carnegie Hall in 1974.  Since then has toured with 3 bands, produced Yanni’s opening symphonic tour date, and as a piano  are specialist has worked with over 35 major recording  artists including Billy Joel, George Winston, Aerosmith, BB King among others.
     Now, primarily a high-end solo artist both in and out of the country, Bob recently performed as a quest pianist on a cruise ship with The Moody Blues, Starship, Roger Daltry, The Little River Band, The Zombies, ELO and Carl Palmer, among others. His melodies, soundscapes and performance techniques are captivating and unique – a true believer that
“music is what feelings sound like.”  Expect to be lifted!

Saturday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM – Ars Arvole

Ars ArvoleArs Arvole is the music of composer-pianist Krystal J. Grant. She performs keyboard improvisations and arrangements influenced by Bach, jazz, and Latin music. Her career has broadened from giving lecture-recitals in elementary schools of her hometown, Birmingham, Alabama to presenting multimedia installations in New York City. With her B.M. in piano from Vanderbilt University and her Ph.D. in composition from Stony Brook University, she teaches in Lancaster, Pennsylvania while sharing life with others through making music.


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One comment on ““ON The MAIN STAGE” Concert Listings for 2014!

  1. julie
    February 3, 2014

    cello fury is awesome,it’s different .love it

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