Sunday November 6, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
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Congregational Church of Burlington 
268 Spielman Highway
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Burlington, CT 06013

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Chris Dabbo 
Congregational Church of Burlington 
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The Music Series of The Congregational Church of Burlington Presents:

The Rosewood Chamber Ensemble

Performing at the Congregational Church of Burlington on Sunday, November 6th @ 3 pm for an afternoon of beautiful and soothing music will be The Rosewood Chamber Ensemble featuring Barbara Hopkins (flute) and Judy Handler (guitar)!

The Rosewood Chamber Ensemble is in its ninth season of entertaining audiences with their programs based on the music and people of the early United States. The Greater Boston Flute Association wrote about their Boston concert, "The pieces were played with great style and joy, resulting in a captivating performance."

An appealing element of every concert is the background stories they tell about the periods, historical figures, music, and instruments they use. Barbara plays these concerts on historical flutes, including wooden Asa Hopkins flutes, made in Litchfield, CT circa 1830. Judy enjoys performing on her nineteenth century Martin parlor guitar as well as a reproduction of a Panormo guitar from the 1830s.

Barbara and Judy have taken their unique blend of musicality, humor, and scholarship to many notable venues including the Adams National Historical Park, Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, Litchfield Historical Society, and the National Flute Association Convention in New York and Washington D.C.

The high quality of their programs has earned them five grants from the Evelyn Preston Memorial Trust Fund to present concerts and a grant from the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts in 2013 to support their recording project, Songs & Dances of Early America. Their repertoire ranges from familiar Stephen Foster songs and lively dances of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the classical European music enjoyed in the U.S. in the 1800s.

About Barbara and Judy

Award winning flutist Barbara Hopkins is a cousin of the early American woodwind maker Asa Hopkins, who lived and worked in Litchfield, Connecticut. She moved to Hartford in1990 to play in the Hartford Symphony, having no idea that Asa Hopkins existed, or that her ancestors were from Hartford. She has "come home" in a way she never dreamed of.

Barbara received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Samuel Baron. She earned her Master of Music from The Mannes College of Music under Thomas Nyfenger, and her Bachelor of Music at The Hartt School with John Wion...(READ ENTIRE BIO HERE)

Judy Handler has presented concerts and workshops at numerous venues throughout the United States including the University of Arizona, Commons Theater in Chicago, the Boston Classical Guitar Society and the Guitar Salon in New York.

As co-founder of the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society, Judy helped develop one of the largest groups of its kind in the United States. She performs nationally with her husband, guitarist/mandolinist Mark Levesque. They have received critical acclaim for their CDs, Passion, Two Guitars Live! and Acoustic Blend and are also featured on five CDs produced by the Connecticut Classical Guitar Society...(READ ENTIRE BIO HERE)

Register Now! Planned Program - MUSIC FROM MONTICELLO

Thomas Jefferson enjoyed all kinds of music, both popular and classical.  He was an accomplished violinist and his wife Martha played harpsichord and guitar.  The Rosewood Chamber Ensemble will perform pieces from Jefferson’s personal collection at Monticello as well as other music from his era.

The program will include Baroque sonatas by Corelli, popular songs, marches, and arias by Mozart.  This is a special opportunity to hear this music played on period instruments including flutes made in Litchfield, CT, and a Martin guitar from the 1800s.

Comments about the instruments by the performers, Jefferson and his music will enhance the understanding of the works on the program.

The Music Committee has been bringing high-quality acts to Burlington since 2002, check out the varied and talented people and groups who have spent an afternoon wowing the crowd!

Remember, this event is Free and is open to anyone who appreciates fine music, which is a true gift from God.  We hope to see you there and please RSVP by clicking 'Register Now' above.  If so moved, Goodwill Donations will be accepted.

Bring yourself, a friend (or 99 friends)...we welcome you all until the venue is filled!  Thanks and we hope you can fit this in, each act that has blessed us has been truly wonderful and we know it will be the same this time as well!  Plus, there will be light hors d'oeuvres and drinks!

Funding for this concert is made possible by: