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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 2019 

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

Hartford, CT (2)
West Hartford, CT
Windsor Locks, CT

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
AROUND THE WORLD with 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
Judy Handler, guitar and arrangements
Virginia Church, flute

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

Enjoy a concert of international music for flutes, mandolin and guitar.
Musical Friends share their passion for an alluring mix of world music from Latin America, Brazil, Korea, 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 14th 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.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 – 9:45 a.m.
THE MUSICAL CLUB OF HARTFORD
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2080 Boulevard
West Hartford, CT
website

Judy and Mark will perform with flutist Leo Snow. Other performers will be part of this special opening concert for The Musical Club of Hartford’s new season. Reception following concert.

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

Hamden, CT
Middletown, CT
Wallingford, CT

Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 4:00 p.m.
THE BANG FAMILY CONCERT SERIES
The Smithfield Church
656 Smithfield Valley Road
Amenia, NY
website
Suggested donation at door $20

RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world for guitars and mandolin. We’ll be performing our unique, expressive arrangements that blend classical, Latin American, swing, folk, gypsy, and jazz music influences. Audiences respond to our passionate performances, amusing anecdotes and the joyful spirit of our music.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.
THE PETER C. HERELD SENSATIONAL SUNDAY SERIES
Thorton Wilder Hall
2901 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
Tickets: Senior & Students $5:00/ General Admission $7.00

RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world for guitars and mandolin. We’ll be performing our unique, expressive arrangements that blend classical, Latin American, swing, folk, gypsy, and jazz music influences. Audiences respond to our passionate performances, amusing anecdotes and the joyful spirit of our music.

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

Glastonbury, CT.
Vernon, CT.
West Hartford, CT

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
FESTIVAL OF TREES @
Berkshire Museum
39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 443-7171
website
Museum Members: $30 adult, $15 child, free for children ages 3 and under.
Not-Yet-Members: $50, $25 child, free for children ages 3 and under.

Festive Preview Party
Celebrating the opening of Festival of Trees 2019: Heroes
Join your friends and neighbors to kick off this year’s inspiring Festival of Trees! Enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages, and mingle with everyday heroes as you explore more than 100 dazzling holiday displays, each decorated in honor of inspiring heroes – from the caped crusaders of the silver screen to the heroes living in our own community.

The Berkshire Museum invites you to incorporate your own hero into your outfit for the evening. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
Your mother’s necklace - A fire or police department patch - A suffragist’s sash - Gear from your local school - Dog tags - A superhero cape - A lab coat

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
JOY TO THE WORLD @
EDITH WHEELER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
733 Monroe Turnpike
Monroe, CT
(203) 452-2850
website

CD RELEASE CONCERT OF OUR HOLIDAY CD "JOY TO THE WORLD"
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.

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT CLASS
Vernon, CT.
For exact location please call 860-871-1815 or email: guitarduo@comcast.net

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

Sunday. November 24, 2019 – 3:30 p.m.
GREENWICH LIBRARY
101 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT
(203) 622-7900
website

RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD
Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world for guitars and mandolin. We’ll be performing our unique, expressive arrangements that blend classical, Latin American, swing, folk, gypsy, and jazz music influences. Audiences respond to our passionate performances, amusing anecdotes and the joyful spirit of our music.

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

Cheshire, CT
Cromwell, CT
Farmington, CT
Hartford, CT (2)
South Windsor, CT
Wallingford, CT

Friday, December 6, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.
ARTS ESCAPE
88 Main Street S
Southbury, CT
203-586-1474
website

CD RELEASE CONCERT OF OUR HOLIDAY CD "JOY TO THE WORLD"
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.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
ROBERT MESSORE’S 17th 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.

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 10:00- 10:30 a.m.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF SOUTH GLASTONBURY
949 Main Street
South Glastonbury, CT
website

Pre service concert of Holiday music

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00 p.m.
JOY TO THE WORLD @
STRATFORD LIBRARY
2203 Main Street
Stratford, CT
(203) 385-4164
website

CD RELEASE CONCERT OF OUR HOLIDAY CD "JOY TO THE WORLD"
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.

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
JOY TO THE WORLD @
THE WINDSOR ART CENTER
40 Mechanic Street
Windsor, CT
(860) 688-2528
Admission $20 or $15 for members
website

CD RELEASE CONCERT OF OUR HOLIDAY CD "JOY TO THE WORLD"
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 16, 2019 - 2:30 p.m.
THE LODGE AT GEER VILLAGE
77 S. Canaan Road
Canaan, CT
(860) 824-2600
website

CD RELEASE CONCERT OF OUR HOLIDAY CD "JOY TO THE WORLD"
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.

Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.
JOY TO THE WORLD @
MOUNT PLEASANT PUBLIC LIBRARY
350 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY
(914) 769-0548
website

CD RELEASE CONCERT OF OUR HOLIDAY CD "JOY TO THE WORLD"
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.

 2020 

January 2020 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2020 and 2021

East Hartford, CT
Hartford, CT

Saturday, January, 11, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.
ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
335 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA
website

Judy & Mark will perform during the Celtic Service.

Friday, February 7, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
APPLAUSE SERIES presented by the Agawam Cultural Council
Agawam Senior Center
954 Main Street
Agawam, MA
website

Judy and Mark will perform "ROMANZA", a program of romantic Spanish & Latin American music.

Sunday, February 9, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
PROSSER PUBLIC LIBRARY
1 Tunxis Avenue
Bloomfield, CT
(860) 243-9721
website

Judy and Mark will perform "ROMANZA", a program of romantic Spanish & Latin American music.
Snow date February 23, 2:00 p.m.

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
ST VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER @
RIVER'S EDGE MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
210 West Main St
Avon, CT
(860) 470-5720
website

This year we are playing in their Avon location!
Reservations recommended. BYOB.
Join us for a special Valentine's Day evening!

February 2020 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2020 and 2021

Branford, CT
Cheshire, CT
Hartford, CT (2)
Simsbury, CT
West Hartford, CT

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 4:00 p.m.
CELTIC FIRE! performed by City Singers of Hartford
South Congregational Church
242 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, CT
(860) 653-7289
website
Admission: Voluntary Offering

Mark will be performing on mandolin and guitar.

Celtic Fire! celebrates the sacred Celtic tradition igniting the imagination with captivating melodies and entrancing poetry.

CitySingers of Hartford will explore this tradition and trace its evolution from ancient roots. Our program will inspire our listeners with chant, beautiful folk melodies and compositions by celebrated Irish composers such as Turlough O'Carolan, Sean O'Riada, and Michael McGlynn, as well as music originating in the Celtic region of Galicia (northern Spain), Norway and other parts of Europe. Instrumental tunes and accompaniments (including reels and jigs!) will feature Celtic musicians known throughout our region for their mastery of Irish harp, wooden flute, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodhrán, double bass, pipe organ and highland pipes.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
PIEDMONT PERCOLATOR
Piedmont Hall
604 Main Street
Somers, CT
(860) 763-1833
website

Judy and Mark will perform "ACOUSTIC BLEND"
International music including Celtic songs & dances in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
ROSEWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - Barbara Hopkins & Judy Handler
CHAMBER CONCERT III
First Presbyterian Church, School Street
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
website

Sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic

MUSIC FROM MONTICELLO
Thomas Jefferson was an accomplished violinist and his wife Martha played guitar and harpsichord. Music was an important part of their life together at Monticello.
Rosewood Chamber Ensemble will perform pieces from Jefferson’s personal collection as well as other music from his era. This is a special opportunity to hear this music played on period American instruments, including flutes made in Connecticut and a Martin guitar from Pennsylvania, as well as reproductions of European instruments from the 1800s. Comments about the instruments, Jefferson and his music will enhance the understanding of the works on the program.
https://rosewoodensemble.org/

Sunday, March 15, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.
WOODBURY CONCERT SERIES
Woodbury Senior Center
265 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT

RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD
Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world for guitars and mandolin. We’ll be performing our unique, expressive arrangements that blend classical, Latin American, swing, folk, gypsy, and jazz music influences. Audiences respond to our passionate performances, amusing anecdotes and the joyful spirit of our music.

Sunday, March 22, 2020, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT CLASS
Vernon, CT.
For exact location please call 860-871-1815 or email: guitarduo@comcast.net

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

Monday, April 13, 2020- 11:00 a.m.
ROSEWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - Barbara Hopkins & Judy Handler
ARTS ESCAPE
88 Main Street S
Southbury, CT
(203) 586-1474
website

THE MUSICAL WORLD OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
We embark on a musical journey through the life and times of our sixth President, noted diplomat, theater and opera devotee, and flute player John Quincy Adams. Come hear music from his travels in Paris, London, Berlin, and the United States, including dances and popular music from his personal favorite operas. A unique treat is a performance of Adams’ personal flute music from his student days at Harvard University. The concert is performed on period flutes and guitar, including Barbara Hopkins’ original Asa Hopkins flutes, made in Litchfield, CT circa 1830 and Judy's 19th century parlor guitars.
https://rosewoodensemble.org/

Saturday, April, 18, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.
CELTIC SERVICE @
ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
335 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA
website

Judy & Mark will perform during the Celtic worship experience.

The hour-long worship experience features prayers and music from the British Isles, including materials from the Iona and Northumbria communities. Regardless of whether the prayers and songs are ancient or contemporary, each one reflects a Celtic spirit and many times will incorporate images from the natural world. Although the service is in English, we sprinkle in some Gaelic phrases and chants from time to time. The worship space is serene as participants are enveloped by candlelight. Holy Communion is celebrated and all are welcome to receive the gifts from God’s Table

May 2020 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2020 and 2021

Avon, CT
Bloomfield, CT
West Hartford, CT

Sunday, May 3, 2020 time TBD
ARTS CENTER EAST
709 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT
(860) 871-8222
website

June 2020 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2020 and 2021

Oxford, CT

Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 9:30 a.m-12:00 p.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.

Saturday, June 20, 2020
MUSICAL FRIENDS
Grace Episcopal Church
55 New Park Ave
Hartford, CT
(860) 214-6373 or (860) 871-1815

Leo Snow, flute (director)
Mark Levesque, mandolin & guitar
Judy Handler, guitar and arrangements
Virginia Church, flute

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

Enjoy a concert of international music for flutes, mandolin and guitar.
Musical Friends share their passion for an alluring mix of world music. The group’s enchanting arrangements are filled with lyricism and an infectious joy for music and life.

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

Monday, July 6, 2020 – 3:00 p.m.
ROSEWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - Barbara Hopkins & Judy Handler
ARTS ESCAPE
88 Main Street S
Southbury, CT
203-586-1474
website

MUSIC FROM MONTICELLO
Thomas Jefferson was an accomplished violinist and his wife Martha played guitar and harpsichord. Music was an important part of their life together at Monticello.
Rosewood Chamber Ensemble will perform pieces from Jefferson’s personal collection as well as other music from his era. This is a special opportunity to hear this music played on period American instruments, including flutes made in Connecticut and a Martin guitar from Pennsylvania, as well as reproductions of European instruments from the 1800s. Comments about the instruments, Jefferson and his music will enhance the understanding of the works on the program.
https://rosewoodensemble.org/

Thursday, July 16, 2020 – 5:00-7:00 p.m.
FARMERS' MARKET HAMDEN
2901 Dixwell Ave. (Miller Library Parking Lot)
Hamden, CT
website

The market runs from 4-7:30.
The Farmers' Market Hamden offers some of the freshest produce in Connecticut! We are also joined by your favorite local vendors, serving up delicious meals, prepared foods, desserts, smoothies, and food truck favorites!

Friday, July 31, 2020, 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, August 2, 2020 – 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

Baroque music concert for guitar, flute & violin.

Sponsored by the Evelyn Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Blackledge Music Inc., Music Performance Trust Funds, and Asylum Hill Congregational Church.

Sunday, August 23, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAYS ON THE HILL CONCERT SERIES
Church on the Hill
Lawrence Hill Road
Weston VT
website

RHYTHMS OF THE WORLD
Experience an exuberant celebration of cultures with this exceptional program of music from around the world for guitars and mandolin. We’ll be performing our unique, expressive arrangements that blend classical, Latin American, swing, folk, gypsy, and jazz music influences. Audiences respond to our passionate performances, amusing anecdotes and the joyful spirit of our music.

September 2020 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2020 and 2021

Hartford, CT

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 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
Judy Handler, guitar and arrangements

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

Enjoy a concert of international music for flute, mandolin and guitar.
Musical Friends share their passion for an alluring mix of world music. 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 15th 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.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 – 9:45 a.m.
THE MUSICAL CLUB OF HARTFORD
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2080 Boulevard
West Hartford, CT
website

Judy and Mark will perform with flutist Leo Snow. Other performers will be part of this special opening concert for The Musical Club of Hartford’s new season. Reception following concert.

Friday, October 2, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
APPLAUSE SERIES presented by the Agawam Cultural Council
Agawam Senior Center
954 Main Street
Agawam, MA
(413) 789-1550
website

"WORLD ODYSSEY"
Mark & Judy are joined by flutist Leo Snow for this exciting musical trip around the world with flute, mandolin & guitar.

November 2020 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2020 and 2021

Windsor Locks, CT

December 2020 WEDDINGS, CORPORATE EVENTS, PRIVATE CONCERTS & PARTIES
Now booking for 2020 and 2021

Hartford, CT
Wallingford, CT
West Hartford, CT

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.
JOY TO THE WORLD @
MAHOPAC PUBLIC LIBRARY
668 US-6
Mahopac, NY 10541
(845) 628-2009
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.

Sunday, December 13, 2020 – 1:30 p.m.
JOY TO THE WORLD @
SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT
24 Everit Street
New Haven, CT

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

"Joy to the World" 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.

 2021 

Sunday, January 24, 2021 – 2:00 p.m.
CHESHIRE PUBLIC LIBRARY
104 Main Street
Cheshire, CT
(203) 272-2245
website

Judy and Mark will perform ¡FIESTA!, a program of Spanish & Latin American music.

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