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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 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.

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

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

Friday, February 7, 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

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

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.

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:00 a.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/

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/

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

West Hartford, CT

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

Oxford, CT

Friday, July 30, 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.

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

Hartford, CT
Niantic, CT

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - INVITATION ONLY
WORLD ODYSSEY with MUSICAL FRIENDS
Performed & recorded live at Grace Episcopal Church
Hartford, CT
(860) 214-6373 or (860) 871-1815
Sunday, September 27, 2020 - VIRTUAL CONCERT available from noon-midnight.
The video of this concert will be available for viewing on YouTube at: this link
For more information: (860) 871-1815

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

Musical Friends share their passion for an alluring mix of world music from Latin America, Brazil, Japan, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Cuba, Eastern Europe and more! 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.

Friday, September 25, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
IXTAPA GRILL FAMILY MEXICAN RESTAURANT
2547 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
(203) 230-2586
website

Come out to Ixtapa for live, outdoor music by local professional guitarists, Judy Handler and Mark Levesque.
Husband and wife duo, Handler and Levesque have performed over 2,000 concerts together in the United States & Europe. Their sophisticated & expressive arrangements blend classical, Brazilian, Latin American, klezmer, gypsy, jazz, Celtic and folk music influences to create a unique and extraordinary sound. This, matched with their impeccable musicianship, has won them a widespread enthusiastic following.

Hosted by Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce, Hamden Arts Commission and Hamden Department of Arts and Culture

Sunday, September 27, 2020
VIRTUAL CONCERT available online from noon to midnight
WORLD ODYSSEY with MUSICAL FRIENDS

The video of our September 19 concert will be available for viewing on YouTube at: this link
For more information: (860) 871-1815

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

Musical Friends share their passion for an alluring mix of world music from Latin America, Brazil, Japan, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Cuba, Eastern Europe and more! 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.

Friday, October 2, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
VIRTUAL CONCERT
WORLD ODYSSEY with MUSICAL FRIENDS Sponsored by the Agawam Cultural Council
website

World Odyssey will be broadcast on the Town of Agawam's Public Access Channel, Agawam TV15.
It will also be streamed from the "Watch" button on Agawam Media TV for those residing outside of Agawam. VIEW HERE

If you'd like to watch it on a smart device, it will be available between 7-10 p.m.
You should start it no later than 8:45 to be able to view the entire program.
You can get a link for the performance by sending an email to: r.kadis@comcast.net

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

Musical Friends share their passion for an alluring mix of world music from Latin America, Brazil, Japan, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Cuba, Eastern Europe and more! The group’s enchanting arrangements are filled with lyricism and an infectious joy for music and life.

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 10:00 a.m.
ST. ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
335 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA
website

Judy and Mark will be playing a variety of spiritual music for the Sunday service.

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

West Hartford, CT

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 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

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 5, 2020 – 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 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.

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