Three live music acts – Eric Hallenbeck Trio, Duo Alterity, and Glenn Roth – have been chosen to perform Saturday at the 2017 Woodbury Arts Festival.
Eric Hallenbeck Trio, led by recent Hartt School of Music graduate, Eric Hallenbeck, is a dynamic group of young musicians focusing on bringing exciting arrangements, fresh takes on jazz standards and original compositions to the chordless saxophone, bass and drums format.
Duo Alterity, led by Joseph Van Doran with Allison Hughes, is an award winning classical flute and guitar duo, having recently given their Carnegie Hall debut.
And finally, Glenn Roth, a fingerstyle guitarist whose compositions suggest multiple guitars, but it’s just one guy, ten flying fingers, one instrument.
The Festival will kick off at 10 a.m. with Glenn Roth, Duo Alterity at noon, and Eric Hallenbeck Trio at 2 p.m.
In addition to the Members’ Invitation Fine Arts show, the Woodbury Arts Festival will feature an artisanal market which will include a range of high-quality handcrafted products in wood, porcelain, clay, jewelry, fiber arts as well as regional artisanal culinary fare.
Other attractions include a “Meet the Authors” tent, live music, a food concession area, and crafting demonstrations.
Created by individuals, the Arts Alliance of Woodbury, is an all-volunteer, ‘not-for profit’ nascent organization committed to fostering the arts in Woodbury and surrounding towns. Members include founders from the Woodbury-Bethlehem Community Music Foundation, Inc. [WBCMF]; Community Theatre at Woodbury [CTAW], Hi5netTV’s ‘First Thursdays’, Main Street Ballet, distinguished sculptors, artists, performing artists, published authors, actors and designers, and most importantly, the patrons of the arts – both large and small.
With a main tent fine arts show, a surrounding artisanal market, food trucks and live music, the festival will celebrate and highlight the artistic and cultural heritage of the Litchfield corridor of Connecticut.
Launched by the Arts Alliance of Woodbury [AAW] in collaboration with What’s On Woodbury, the Woodbury Arts Festival has been made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts and Culture Collaborative, Waterbury Region, in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.