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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 2016 

 2017 

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

Hartford, CT
West Hartford, CT

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 6:00-7:00 p.m.
PIEDMONT PERCOLATOR
Piedmont Hall
604 Main Street
Somers, CT
(860) 763-1833
website

Judy and Mark are performing from 6-7 p.m. Singer-songwriter, Daniele Miraglia will be performing from 7-8.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
ART SHOW OPENING RECEPTION
East Granby Public Library
24 Center Street
East Granby, CT
(860) 653-3002
website

We will be playing music for the Art Show Opening Reception.

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

Hartford, CT
Simsbury, CT

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT CLASS
Vernon, CT

Judy & Mark run performance classes open to anyone who wants to perform or audit.
All levels and styles of music welcome.
For more information: guitarduo@comcast.net or (860) 871-1815

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

Middletown, CT

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 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 the 126th season celebration of The Musical Club of Hartford

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:00-10:00 p.m.
THE NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE - Mark Davis, Director
VANILLA BEAN CAFÉ
450 Deerfield Rd
Pomfret, CT
(860) 928-1562
website

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:
Mandolin: Mark Davis, Mark Levesque.
Liuto Cantabile:Robert A. Margo
Classical Guitar: Beverly Davis, Judy Handler
Bass: Bob Asprinio
http://www.namandolinensemble.com/

Monday, March 13, 2017, 1:30-3:30
MIDDLESEX iNSTITUTE FOR LIFELONG EDUCATION (for members of the Institute only)
Chapman Hall
Middlesex Community College
Middletown, CT

Rhythms of the World program.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.
Celtic Fire! performed by City Singers of Hartford
Trinity Methodist Church
180 Park Ave
Windsor, CT
(860) 688-9245
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 23, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
THE NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE - Mark Davis, Director
UCONN CAMPUS MUSIC CONCERT
Library Auditorium
UCONN Greater Hartford Campus
1800 Asylum Street
West Hartford, CT
Free admission & parking
website

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:
Mandolin: Mark Davis, Mark Levesque.
Liuto Cantabile:Robert A. Margo
Classical Guitar: Beverly Davis, Judy Handler
Bass: Bob Asprinio
http://www.namandolinensemble.com/

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.
Celtic Fire! performed by City Singers of Hartford
St. John's Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Ave
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 26, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.
Celtic Fire! performed by City Singers of Hartford
Trinity Episcopal Church
345 Main Street
Portland, 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.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.
THE NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE - Mark Davis, Director
APPLAUSE SERIES presented by the Agawam Cultural Council
Agawam Senior Center
954 Main Street
Agawam, MA
(413) 789-1550
website

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:
Mandolin: Mark Davis, Mark Levesque.
Liuto Cantabile:Robert A. Margo
Classical Guitar: Beverly Davis, Judy Handler
Bass: Bob Asprinio
http://www.namandolinensemble.com/

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

Farmington, CT
Norwich, CT
Wilton, CT

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.
EAST GRANBY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
9 Rainbow Road
East Granby, CT
(860) 653-2987
website

Duo Concert

Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 2:00 p.m.
BLACKLEDGE MUSIC
East Hampton Public Library
105 Main Street
East Hampton, CT
(860) 267-6621
website

Free admission and parking.

"MUSIC BY TWOS AND THREES"
Judy will be performing duos and trios on this chamber music program with director Helene Rosenblatt, flute, alto flute & piccolo; Amy Jones, viola & violin; Thirzah Bendokas, cello.

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

Chester, CT
Glastonbury, CT
Stratford, CT

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

Bristol, RI
Hartford, CT
Orange, CT
Southbury, CT
Stonington, CT
Wallingford, CT
West Hartford, CT

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
MERRYALL CENTER FOR THE ARTS
8 Chapel Hill Road
New Milford, CT
(860) 354-7264
website

Duo Concert of mandolin & guitar featuring music from the U.S., Spain, Peru, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Hungary.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
ROSEWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - Barbara Hopkins & Judy Handler
ADAMS NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITE
Quincy, MA
A day long celebration of John Quincy Adams birthday.
Park admission $5
website

Barbara Hopkins, historic flutes & Judy Handler, 1893 Martin guitar
Barbara and Judy return to the Adams National Historical Site for their 4th year.
www.barbarahopkins.com/Rosewood.htm

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 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.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 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

ROMANTIC FANTASIES Love Songs and Romantic Music for Flute & Guitar
This special concert will feature music from the 19th century including some familiar songs and pieces by well-known composers. We will also perform a newly rediscovered piece by Paolo Sandrini, an Italian virtuoso on both flute and guitar.
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

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

Canaan, CT
Glastonbury, CT
Hartford, CT
Wallingford, CT

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

East Hartford, CT (2)
Pomfret, CT
West Hartford, CT

Friday, August 4, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
CONNECTICUT’S OLD STATE HOUSE
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT
(860) 522-6766
website

Outdoor concert. Rain date August 8.
Sponsored by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America, Trustee.

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – 9:30-11:30 a.m.
ELLINGTON FARMER'S 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.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 – 1:00-3:00 p.m
ARTISTS’ DAY 2017
Friends of Valley Falls
Bolton Road and Valley Falls Road
Vernon, CT
website

The public is invited to stroll through the fields between 1:00 and 3:30 pm, and enjoy the art of the plein air artists painting on the grounds.
Other paintings by the artists will be on display in the red barn and will be available for sale. Tours of the historic buildings will be given on the hour, sparked with tales of the intriguing history of the “gentleman farmers” that once owned Valley Falls Farm. Judy & Mark will play on the porch of the farmhouse during the afternoon, funded by the Vernon Arts Commission.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 7:30 p.m.
MUSICAL FRIENDS
Asylum Hill Congregational Church
814 Asylum Avenue
Hartford, CT
(860) 214-6373 or (860) 871-1815
website

EAST-WEST: A Musical Journey Musical Friends has developed an enthusiastic following for this annual program now in its 13th year.
Well known area musicians Judy Handler- guitar, Mark Levesque - guitar, mandolin, cuatro and Leo Snow - flutes will perform pieces from Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Australia, France and more. The group's unique arrangements are filled with passion, lyricism and an infectious joy for music and life!
No reservations necessary. Free admission and parking.
Meet the Artist reception following concert.
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.

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

Farmington, CT
Larchmont, NY
Simsbury, CT
Wallingford, CT

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 8:00-10:00 p.m.
THE NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE - Mark Davis, Director
VANILLA BEAN CAFÉ
450 Deerfield Rd
Pomfret, CT
(860) 928-1562
website

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:
Mandolin: Mark Davis, Mark Levesque.
Liuto Cantabile:Robert A. Margo
Classical Guitar: Beverly Davis, Judy Handler
Bass: Bob Asprinio
http://www.namandolinensemble.com/

Thursday, September 28, 2017 – 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 this concert for The Musical Club of Hartford

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

Canaan, CT
Farmington, CT
Simsbury, CT
West Hartford, CT

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -2:30.
GEER VILLAGE
77 S. Canaan Road
Canaan, CT
(860) 824-8133
website

Duo concert. Open to the public.

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

Hartford, CT
Simsbury, CT
West Hartford, CT

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 2:00-3:15 p.m.
MAHOPAC PUBLIC LIBRARY
668 US-6
Mahopac, NY 10541
(845)-628-2009
website

Duo Concert

Thursday, November 30, 2017 – 2:00-3:00 p.m.
ARTS ESCAPE
88 Main Street S
Southbury, CT
203-586-1474
website

Joy to the World program. Holiday music for classical guitar and mandolin.

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

Hartford, CT (3)
Simsbury, CT
Wallingford, CT
West Hartford, CT (2)

Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.
CASE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
176 Tyler City Road
Orange, CT
(203) 891-2170
website

Rhythms of the World. Duo concert.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 1:00-2:00 p.m.
BRISTOL PUBLIC LIBRARY
5 High Street
Bristol, CT
(860) 584-7787
website

Snow Date: Tuesday, December 19 – 1:00

Joy to the World program. Holiday music for classical guitar and mandolin.

 2018 

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

CELTIC CELEBRATION!
A program of Celtic music to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.
Sponsored by the Somers Cultural Commission

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