The Hamden Arts Commission is pleased to announce its 2017 - 2018 season of the "Peter C. Hereld Sensational Sunday Performance Series."
The season launches on October 22nd when the popular, local group Triple Vision takes the stage in Thornton Wilder Hall. Triple Vision delights in performing "The Great American Songbook". This trio brings to life the songs of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, The Gershwin Brothers and other iconic composers of the era. Audiences delight in hearing this wonderful music and revisiting the fond memories associated with it.
On November 19th, local jazz legend, Jeff Fuller, will present Jeff Fuller & Friends play Swing Music of the 30s and 40s. Jeff Fuller & Friends is a swingin' jazz combo made up of some of the most outstanding musicians in Connecticut. Jeff Fuller has built an international reputation as one of the finest bassists anywhere, and he is joined for this show by "Connecticut's premier jazz couple," singer Atla DeChamplain and pianist Matt DeChamplain. Their skill and dedication have quickly launched them into the top rank of CT's jazz scene. In addition to Fuller on bass, they will be joined by Hamden's own Tim Moran on saxophones, and the ubiquitous Ben Bilello on drums.
On January 21st, we’re working on bringing you a special treat that’s still under wraps, so stay tuned for updates!
To warm up even the coldest of mid-winter days, February 18th will feature "Serenata Italiana: From Neapolitan Classics to the Rat Pack" by singer Rich DiPalma. DiPalma’s mastery of beloved Italian songs and magnetic personal charm have made him one of the region’s most popular performers.
The series finale on March 18th will feature Hamden’s very own Brennan-Lucey Dancers & Friends. World Champion Stephen Brennan and National Champion Meghan Lucey, both of Riverdance fame, will be joined by other musical guests to present a rollicking afternoon of Irish dance, music and history. This performance is not to be missed!
All performances begin at 2 pm and are held in the handicapped-accessible Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Cultural Complex, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Admission is $7 general admission/ $5 for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under. Tickets are sold at the door only and are CASH ONLY. The series is presented with generous support from the estate of former Commissioner Emeritus Peter C. Hereld. For details, contact the Department of Arts & Culture at (203) 287-2546 or www.hamdenartscommission.com.