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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 2017 

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 – 9:45 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 opening concert of the season for The Musical Club of Hartford.
We’ll be performing 4 pieces with Leo Snow, flute.
Free admission and a reception following the concert.

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.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 – 4:00 p.m.
ROSEWOOD CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - Barbara Hopkins & Judy Handler
SAINT ANDREW'S CHURCH
Kent, CT
For more information call: 860-927-3486
Admission: $15 at the door; $13 if booked by Oct. 15 on Eventbrite
Free Admission to students 18 or younger.
Eventbrite website

Barbara Hopkins, historic flutes & Judy Handler, 1893 Martin guitar
OLD WORLD, NEW WORLD

This concert contrasts 19th century music from both sides of the Atlantic: Paganini & Schubert pieces versus popular American music and dances from the gold mining towns of the American West and our country's first "classical" composers. Barbara will play early American flutes, a European "Romantic" flute and her modern flute. Judy will play her 19th century parlor guitars as well as her modern guitar. Come hear how different the music scene was on both sides of the pond! www.barbarahopkins.com/Rosewood.htm

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- "Rhythms of the World"
Registration is requested. call 845-628-2009, ext 100
or online: online registration

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. Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at door
Seating is limited.

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

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

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.
ROBERT MESSORE’S 15th 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.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 1:00 p.m.
***POSTPONED DUE TO THE SNOWSTORM***
CASE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
176 Tyler City Road
Orange, CT
(203) 891-2170
website
Registration is required in person or at 203-891-2170.

Rhythms of the World. Duo concert.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 – 1:00-2:00 p.m.
COFFEEHOUSE CONCERTS
Bristol Public Library
5 High Street
Bristol, CT
(860) 584-7787
Register Online
Register online, in person, or call 860-584-7787 ext 2023. Free.

Snow Date: Tuesday, December 19 – 1:00

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

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.
Circle of Joy! performed by City Singers of Hartford
First Church Of Christ
12 South Main Street,
West Hartford, CT
(860) 233-9605
website
Admission: Voluntary Offering

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, December 17, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.
Circle of Joy! performed by City Singers of Hartford
First Church Of Christ
12 South Main Street,
West Hartford, CT
(860) 233-9605
website
Admission: Voluntary Offering

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!

 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 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) 824-8133
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

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.

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

Hartford, CT
Wallingford, CT

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
THE NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE - Mark Davis, Director
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
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/

Saturday, May 26, 2018
THE NEW AMERICAN MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE - Mark Davis, Director
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
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

Newington, CT
West Hartford, CT (2)

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

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 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.

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 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.

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


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.

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

Farmington, CT
Wallingford, CT

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