2ND ANNUAL DJANGO BY THE SEA FESTIVAL, the premiere Gypsy Jazz festival in New England featuring internationally renowned musicians in a truly intimate setting.



SAT 10/15 7:30pm

River Sister

River Sister is a soulful, acoustic folk project featuring the vocal harmonies of Elissa Margolin and Stefanie
Guzikowski with the rhythms of bassist Nate Therrien and jazz drummer PJ Donahue. Inspired by the music of Rising Appalachia, Elissa Margolin (winner of the Spotlight Award for Best Singer-Songwriter) has composed for this new project with a focus on joy, rhythm and heart.

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SUN 10/16 3:00pm

Get Cozy with the PSO:

Hebraic Rhapsody

Celebrating Judaism, music inspired by the High Holy Days

Building on a monumental chamber piece for klezmer clarinet and string quartet by Osvaldo Golijov called "The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind," the musicians started building a program to be performed during the High Holy days. Included are beautiful chamber works by Hans Krasa and Gideon Klein, both murdered at Auschwitz, Yiddish pieces by Lazar Weiner "the Jewish Schubert," an as-yet unpublished string quartet by Vally Weigl who fled Austria in 1938, a work by Jewish composer Meira Warshauer commemorating 9/11, and Kol Nidrei composed by Max Bruch, written to evoke the Aramaic Prayer sung at the opening of the Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, services. As much a story of the beauty and artistry of the Jewish culture as it is a tribute and a celebration of the High Holy Days, this concert will be long remembered.

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FRIDAY 9.23 7:30pm

Jazz @ The Dance Hall: Mark Shilansky’s Fugue Mill

Fugue Mill weaves jazz through the fabric of Americana, world, and classical music, creating a complex yet attractive blend of musical and improvisational styles. Original group pieces are featured side by side with music by such composers as Leonard Cohen and Samuel Barber. Violin and mandolin augment the quartet of piano, guitar, bass, and drums, creating a transparent and vibrant palette of improvisation and counterpoint.

Members of the group combine their wide-ranging experience playing with such artists as Luciana Souza, Esperanza Spalding, and Darol Anger into a musical melange that explores diverse idioms, linked through improvisation and groove, and features original long form compositions, as well as music by Thelonious Monk, Elvis Costello, and Leonard Cohen.

Mark Shilansky - piano, voice

Sara Caswell - violin

Joe Walsh - mandolin

Eric Byers - guitars, voice

Greg Loughman - bass

Steve Langone - drums, percussion

Kathleen Flynn - voice

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SATURDAY 9.24 7:30pm

Jazz @ The Dance Hall: Sojoy with Special Guest Taylor O’Donnell

Next up in Sojoy's Special Guest series at the Dance Hall Kittery the group will invite vocalist Taylor O'Donnell to join the
chordless little big band modern jazz septet. O'Donnell is a gifted singer and can be heard wailing with Mother Superior and the Sliding Royales, cooing with Chris Klaxton's All In The Family, serenading during Desert Island Live's tribute to Joni Mitchell, among many other regional performances. Sojoy and O'Donnell will perform many of Taylor's originals and arrangements of her favorite songs.

Sojoy is:

Jonny Peiffer - drums

Eric Klaxton, Nick Mainella, & Matt Langley - reeds

Zach Lange & Brian Paulding - brass

Scott Kiefner - bass

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FRIDAY 9.30 7:30pm

Mari Black World Fiddle Ensemble

Multistyle violinist and world champion fiddler Mari Black returns to The Dance Hall for a special family-friendly concert of energetic, eclectic fiddle music from around the world! The show will feature Mari's fresh dance-driven music that transcends any musical style, an innovative blend of Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling, jazz, tango, klezmer, folk, original works, and more. Joined by her band of dynamic virtuosos, Mari will take you on an unforgettable journey through the world of music, with many unexpected twists, fun background stories, and lots of toe-tapping for everyone!

Called "particularly impressive" by the Boston Globe and "One of the brightest young fiddlers around today" by WBGH radio's Brian O'Donovan, Mari is rapidly building a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation. Her energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world.

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