Concert Schedule 


In addition to the following public performances, we play for numerous private events. We perform for arts & community groups, universities, corporate functions, weddings, open houses, and many other special occasions.


Public Performances


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 2018 

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.
Circle of Joy! performed by City Singers of Hartford
Zion Lutheran Church
183 William St.
Portland, CT
860-342-2860
website
Admission: TBA

Mark will be performing on mandolin and guitar.

Circle of Joy! celebrates a season in which people of many native origins and traditions come together to share a common message of peace through music. Throughout history, traditional carols and folksongs from many countries have been transformed into seasonal pieces in different genres and for different performing forces.
Our program will link creative choral compositions and classics by the masters to the early carols and folksongs that inspired them and accompanying instruments will capture the native sound of the original carols. The abundance of musical treasures that has emerged over time gives us rich resources to create a program that reaches a wide range of ages, cultural backgrounds and musical tastes and a colorful array of native instruments, organ, harp, woodwinds, bells and percussion, along with choral ensemble and the voice of our audience will complete our Circle of Joy!

Sunday, January 14, 2018 – 1:30 p.m.
SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT
24 Everit Street
New Haven, CT

Admission: $20 includes reception after concert with refreshments
For reservations, email: 24everit@concentric.net
Duo Concert. A house concert in a lovely, intimate setting.

January 2018 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2017 and 2018

Manchester, CT

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00- 3:00 p.m.
TOLLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
21 Tolland Green
Tolland, CT
(860) 871-3620
website

Rhythms of the World. Duo Concert
Please call the library at 860 871-3620 to register or sign up online at tolland.org/library and scroll down to Online Library Events Calendar.

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10:00- 10:30 a.m.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF SOUTH GLASTONBURY
949 Main Street
South Glastonbury, CT
website

Pre service concert

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 2:00- 3:00 p.m.
ROTUNDA RHYTHMS concert series
Springfield Central Library
220 State Street
Springfield, MA
413-263-6828
website

Rhythms of the World. Duo Concert

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
ST VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER @
RIVER'S EDGE BISTRO MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
45 South Main Street
Unionville, CT
(860) 404-2382
website

Reservations recommended!
Join us for a special Valentine's Day evening! BYOB.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 – 1:00 p.m.
CASE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
176 Tyler City Road
Orange, CT
(203) 891-2170
website
Registration is required in person or please call 203-891-2170.
Snow date March 3, 1:00 p.m.

Rhythms of the World. Duo concert.

March 2018 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2018 and 2019

Bloomfield, CT
Farmington, CT
Hartford, CT

Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 5:00 p.m.
ST. ANDREW'S EPISOPAL CHURCH
335 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA
website

Celtic Service

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
PIEDMONT COFFEEHOUSE
Piedmont Hall
604 Main Street
Somers, CT

CELTIC CELEBRATION!
With Leo Snow on flute and Irish flute.
A program of Celtic music to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.
Sponsored by the Somers Cultural Commission

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 2:00 p.m.
BABYLON VILLAGE ARTS COUNCIL
Babylon Public Library
24 S. Carll Ave.
Babylon Village, New York
(631) 669-1810
website

Rhythms of the World. Duo concert.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 2:30 p.m.
GEER VILLAGE
77 S. Canaan Road
Canaan, CT
(860) 824-2600
website

Duo concert. Open to the public.

April 2018 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2018 and 2019!

Naugatuck, CT
West Hartford, CT

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10 a.m. -10 p.m.
CT GUITAR SOCIETY "GUITAR-A-THON"
The Steam Boiler Conference Room @ Hilliard Mills
642 Hilliard Street
Manchester, CT
website
Admission: $5.00 donation.

Judy and Mark will be playing from 8:30- 9:00 p.m. as part of the CGS Guitar-A-Thon

Sunday, April 22, 2018 – 2:00 p.m.
EDITH WHEELER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
733 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT
(203) 452-2850
website

Rhythms of the World. Duo concert.
No registration necessary. Refreshments will be served after the concert.

May 2018 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2018 and 2019!

Hartford, CT
Hebron, CT
Wallingford, CT

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
THE NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE - Mark Davis, Director
Brighton Fringe Festival
St George's Church, Kemptown
Brighton, England

Contemporary classical music for plucked string instruments reflecting folk, jazz and world music influences.

The New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) is a group of virtuoso artists dedicated to presenting original compositions for plucked strings. Championing the best of contemporary composers for this medium NAME has a special interest in promoting works from the United States. NAME seeks to inspire this development through concerts, recordings, and educational outreach.
The New American Mandolin Ensemble is:
Mandolins: Mark Davis, Mark Levesque.
Mandola:Robert A. Margo
Classical Guitars: Beverly Davis, Judy Handler
Bass: Bob Asprinio
http://www.namandolinensemble.com/

Thursday, May 24, 2018
THE NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE - Mark Davis, Director
PRIVATE CONCERT
Oxford, England

Contemporary classical music for plucked string instruments reflecting folk, jazz and world music influences.

The New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) is a group of virtuoso artists dedicated to presenting original compositions for plucked strings. Championing the best of contemporary composers for this medium NAME has a special interest in promoting works from the United States. NAME seeks to inspire this development through concerts, recordings, and educational outreach.
The New American Mandolin Ensemble is:
Mandolins: Mark Davis, Mark Levesque.
Mandola:Robert A. Margo
Classical Guitars: Beverly Davis, Judy Handler
Bass: Bob Asprinio
http://www.namandolinensemble.com/

Friday, May 25, 2018
THE NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE - Mark Davis, Director
THE FOLK HOUSE
40a Park Street
Bristol, England

Contemporary classical music for plucked string instruments reflecting folk, jazz and world music influences.

The New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) is a group of virtuoso artists dedicated to presenting original compositions for plucked strings. Championing the best of contemporary composers for this medium NAME has a special interest in promoting works from the United States. NAME seeks to inspire this development through concerts, recordings, and educational outreach.
The New American Mandolin Ensemble is:
Mandolins: Mark Davis, Mark Levesque.
Mandola:Robert A. Margo
Classical Guitars: Beverly Davis, Judy Handler
Bass: Bob Asprinio
http://www.namandolinensemble.com/

Sunday, May 27, 2018
THE NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE - Mark Davis, Director
ST ETHELBERGA'S
78 Bishop's Gate
London, England

Contemporary classical music for plucked string instruments reflecting folk, jazz and world music influences.

The New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) is a group of virtuoso artists dedicated to presenting original compositions for plucked strings. Championing the best of contemporary composers for this medium NAME has a special interest in promoting works from the United States. NAME seeks to inspire this development through concerts, recordings, and educational outreach.
The New American Mandolin Ensemble is:
Mandolins: Mark Davis, Mark Levesque.
Mandola:Robert A. Margo
Classical Guitars: Beverly Davis, Judy Handler
Bass: Bob Asprinio
http://www.namandolinensemble.com/

June 2018 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2018 and 2019

Essex, CT
Newington, CT
West Hartford, CT (2)

July 2018 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2018 and 2019

Hartford, CT

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.
ROSEWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - Barbara Hopkins & Judy Handler
ASYLUM HILL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH CHAPEL
814 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT
website
Concert is in air conditioned chapel with handicapped access.
Free admission, no reservations necessary. Free, secure parking
More information: 860-871-1815 or 860-870-9922

A unique feature of this program is the chance to hear this music performed on period instruments. The concert will be informal and guests are invited to talk with the performers before and after the performance.

Support from the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, trustee; Asylum Hill Congregational Church and Blackledge Music Inc.
www.barbarahopkins.com/Rosewood.htm

Friday, July 20, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
CASSIDY HILL VINEYARD
454 Cassidy Hill Rd
Coventry, CT
(860) 498-1126
website

Duo performance. Outside on the patio or indoors if it rains.
Please join us for an evening of fine wine and music.

Adults Only. You can bring food but no alcohol other than CHV wine is allowed on property.

August 2018 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2018 and 2019

Avon, CT
Farmington, CT
Westbrook, CT

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
THE NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE - Mark Davis, Director
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Contemporary classical music for plucked string instruments reflecting folk, jazz and world music influences.

The New American Mandolin Ensemble (NAME) is a group of virtuoso artists dedicated to presenting original compositions for plucked strings. Championing the best of contemporary composers for this medium NAME has a special interest in promoting works from the United States. NAME seeks to inspire this development through concerts, recordings, and educational outreach.
The New American Mandolin Ensemble is:
Mandolins: Mark Davis, Mark Levesque.
Mandola:Robert A. Margo
Classical Guitars: Beverly Davis, Judy Handler
Bass: Bob Asprinio
http://www.namandolinensemble.com/

Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 9:30-11:30 a.m.
ELLINGTON FARMERS' MARKET
Arbor Park Route 286 Main Street
Ellington, CT
website

We had a great time playing here last year!
The goal of the Ellington Farmers' Market Association is to provide our community with a variety of products that are grown, harvested, produced or handcrafted in the state of CT, connect residents to food production and help them create healthier eating habits, enhance the quality of life in the Ellington area by providing a community activity which fosters social gathering and interaction and to preserve Ellington's unique agricultural heritage.

September 2018 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2018 and 2019

Hartford, CT

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
ROSEWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - Barbara Hopkins & Judy Handler
APPLAUSE SERIES presented by the Agawam Cultural Council
Agawam Senior Center
954 Main Street
Agawam, MA
(413) 789-1550
website More information: 860-871-1815 or 860-870-9922

ROMANTIC FANTASIES - Love Songs and Romantic Music for Flute & Guitar
This program recreates the sounds of Romantic music from the 19th century including familiar songs like Beautiful Dreamer, Home Sweet Home and Flow Gently Sweet Afton. Barbara and Judy also perform some instrumental pieces by well-known composers and a Theme & Variations by virtuoso Italian guitarist, Luigi Legnani. Audiences have the unique opportunity to hear this music played on period flutes and guitars. Barbara will play an early American flute from Connecticut, a European “Romantic” flute, and Judy will play her 19th century Martin guitar and Panormo reproduction.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.
COVENTRY FARMERS' MARKET
2299 South Street
Coventry, CT
website

The theme for this day is a Wedding & Event Planning Fair including alcoholic beverage tasting.
From their website:
Come hang out with us every Sunday from June 3 – October 28 as we host the 15th season of the Coventry Farmers’ Market. Hosted on the grounds of Hale Homestead in Coventry, our market carries on the tradition of being the largest farmers’ markets in Connecticut, featuring some of the best of Connecticut-grown, Connecticut-made products around at one of the most unspoiled countryside settings in the state.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
MUSICAL FRIENDS
Asylum Hill Congregational Church
814 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT
(860) 214-6373 or (860) 871-1815
website

Leo Snow, flute (director)
Mark Levesque, mandolin & guitar
Russ Becker, clarinet
Judy Handler, guitar and arrangements

No reservations necessary. Free admission and parking.
Meet the Artist reception following concert.

CARAVAN: World Travels with Musical Friends
Enjoy a concert of international music for flute, clarinet, mandolin and guitar. Musical Friends share their passion for an alluring mix of world music from Latin America, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Ireland, Eastern Europe and more!
The group’s enchanting arrangements are filled with lyricism and an infectious joy for music and life. Musical Friends has developed an enthusiastic following for this annual program now in its 13th year at Asylum Hill Congregational Church.

This concert receives significant support from the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Fund, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Trustee and Asylum Hill Congregational Church.

October 2018 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2018 and 2019

Ellington, CT

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 5:00 p.m.
ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
335 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA
website

Judy & Mark will perform during the Celtic Service at 5:00 and play an hour-long concert following the service at 6:30.

Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 4:00 p.m.
ROSEWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - Barbara Hopkins & Judy Handler
MUSIC ON HIGH
First Church of Christ
81 High Street
Suffield, CT
(860) 668-7223
website
For more information please call 860-871-1815 or 860-870-9922

MELODIES OF MARK TWAIN
Mark Twain was passionate about music. We follow his life and musical interests from his early days in the South to his final days in Connecticut. He was drawn to spirituals that he heard as a boy, loved Scottish and Irish songs, enjoyed popular music of his day and later came to appreciate some of the classical composers of the Romantic era. A special feature of our concert is our performance on historical instruments. Judy will be playing a Martin parlor guitar that is the same make and model that Mark Twain owned and played, a Panormo guitar reproduction as well as a Paramount banjo. Barbara will be playing period flutes, including her wooden Asa Hopkins flute made in Litchfield, CT in the 1830s.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT CLASS
Vernon, CT.
For exact location please contact email below

The main purpose of this class is to work on performance skills and learn how to handle the stress and anxiety that can arise while performing in front of others. Past Performance Classes have provided students with a more practical and confident approach in their playing. The class is primarily aimed toward classical guitarists, but is open to all levels and guitar styles, and other related instruments. During the class many effective strategies for performing will be taught, along with discussion about practicing and other related topics. Helpful articles will be handed out. There will also be time for personal coaching on specific pieces if the student is interested.


Cost: $30 for performers & auditors
Contact & Info: For reservations contact guitarduo@comcast.net or call 860-871-1815

November 2018 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2018 and 2019

Stratford, CT
West Hartford, CT

Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.
NEW ROCHELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY
(914) 632-7878
website

¡FIESTA!
Music from Latin America & Spain for classical guitar & mandolin

Enjoy passionate & lyrical music from Latin America and Spain for guitar and mandolin.
Included on the program will be a Venezuelan vals, a danza from Paraguay, choros from Brazil, tangos from Argentina, Puerto Rican popular music, Peruvian & Mexican love songs as well as flamenco and Sephardic music from Spain.

December 2018 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2018 and 2019

Canaan, CT
Farmington, CT
Hartford, CT (2)
Middletown, CT
Vernon, CT (2)
Wallingford, CT

Saturday, December 1, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.
ROBERT MESSORE’S 16th ANNUAL FABULOUS GUITAR NIGHT
St. John's Episcopal Church
400 Humphrey Street
New Haven, CT
(203) 787-9642
Suggested donation: $10 + one item of winter clothing for charity
website

We will be performing on a program that includes many other talented guitarists
Please join us for a fun evening of folk, jazz, blues and other guitar styles.

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00 p.m.
JOY TO THE WORLD @
THE WINDSOR ART CENTER
40 Mechanic Street
Windsor, CT
(860) 688-2528
website

Holiday music for classical guitar & mandolin.
Enchanting instrumental renditions of traditional and contemporary holiday music -
Enjoy a variety of lively music and lyrical melodies from many countries including the U.S., England, Wales, France, Italy, Jewish traditions, Spain and Puerto Rico.

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 2:30 p.m.
GEER VILLAGE
77 S. Canaan Road
Canaan, CT
(860) 824-2600
website

"Joy to the World" Program. Holiday music for classical guitar & mandolin.
Open to the public.

Thursday, December 20, 2018 – 12:15 p.m.
MUSEUMS a la CARTE
Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA
(413) 263-6800
website

"Joy to the World" Program. Holiday music for classical guitar & mandolin.

 2019 

February 2019 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2019 and 2020

Berlin, CT
Wallingford, CT
West Hartford, CT (2)

Saturday, February 9, 2019 – 8:30 p.m.
THE ECLECTIC CAFE
28 Brentwood Road
Bay Shore, NY
(203) 238-2344
website

Rhythms of the World. Duo concert.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
ST VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER @
RIVER'S EDGE BISTRO MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
45 South Main Street
Unionville, CT
(860) 404-2382
website

Reservations recommended!
Join us for a special Valentine's Day evening! BYOB.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.
MERIDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
105 Miller Street
Meriden, CT
(203) 238-2344
website

Rhythms of the World. Duo concert.

March 2019 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2019 and 2020

West Hartford, CT (2)

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
CELTIC FIRE! performed by City Singers of Hartford
Wapping Community Church
1790 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT
(860) 644-0833
website
Admission TBA

Mark will be performing on mandolin and guitar.

The sacred Celtic tradition is an eternal flame that ignites the imagination with captivating melodies and entrancing poetry. CitySingers of Hartford will explore this tradition and trace its evolution from ancient roots.
Our musical journey will inspire our listeners with chant, beautiful folk melodies and compositions by celebrated composers such as Turlough O'Carolan, Sean O'Riada, and Michael McGlynn.
CitySingers will be joined by Celtic musicians known throughout our region for their mastery of Irish harp, wooden flute, fiddle, mandolin, concertina, bodhrán, double bass, pipe organ and highland pipes.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 – 10:00 a.m.
THE MUSICAL CLUB OF HARTFORD
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2080 Boulevard
West Hartford, CT
website

Judy and Mark, along with other performers will be part of a World Music program for The Musical Club of Hartford

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
CELTIC FIRE! performed by City Singers of Hartford
St. John's Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
(860) 523-5201
website
Admission TBA

Mark will be performing on mandolin and guitar.

The sacred Celtic tradition is an eternal flame that ignites the imagination with captivating melodies and entrancing poetry. CitySingers of Hartford will explore this tradition and trace its evolution from ancient roots.
Our musical journey will inspire our listeners with chant, beautiful folk melodies and compositions by celebrated composers such as Turlough O'Carolan, Sean O'Riada, and Michael McGlynn.
CitySingers will be joined by Celtic musicians known throughout our region for their mastery of Irish harp, wooden flute, fiddle, mandolin, concertina, bodhrán, double bass, pipe organ and highland pipes.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
CELTIC FIRE! performed by City Singers of Hartford
Bethany Covenant Church
785 Mill Street
Berlin, CT
(860) 342-0458
website
Admission TBA

Mark will be performing on mandolin and guitar.

The sacred Celtic tradition is an eternal flame that ignites the imagination with captivating melodies and entrancing poetry. CitySingers of Hartford will explore this tradition and trace its evolution from ancient roots.
Our musical journey will inspire our listeners with chant, beautiful folk melodies and compositions by celebrated composers such as Turlough O'Carolan, Sean O'Riada, and Michael McGlynn.
CitySingers will be joined by Celtic musicians known throughout our region for their mastery of Irish harp, wooden flute, fiddle, mandolin, concertina, bodhrán, double bass, pipe organ and highland pipes.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.
ROSEWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - Barbara Hopkins & Judy Handler
SAINT ANDREW'S CHURCH
Kent, CT
For more information call: 860-927-3486
website

Barbara Hopkins, historic flutes & Judy Handler, 1893 Martin guitar
A program performed on historic period instruments. www.barbarahopkins.com/Rosewood.htm

Sunday, May 5, 2019
MAHOPAC PUBLIC LIBRARY
668 US-6
Mahopac, NY 10541
(845) 628-2009
website

Duo Concert- "¡FIESTA! Music from Spain & Latin America"
A special program for Cinco de Mayo.

SEPTEMBER 2019 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2019 and 2020

Hartford, CT (2)

OCTOBER 2019 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2019 and 2020

Wallingford, CT

DECEMBER 2019 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2019 and 2020

Wallingford, CT

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