Folk singer/songwriter, Ben Bedford, is a son of the heartland. His easy listening music dips into American literature. He writes and sings with the “old soul” quality of his literary idols such as John Steinbeck and Toni Morrison. Bedford has recorded five studio albums. He has performed all over the United States in a variety of venues.
The Friends of the Moline Public Library Foundation sponsor the free concert. The Information Desk phone number is 309-524-2470.
The Marian Anderson String Quartet (MASQ) creates new and diverse audiences for string quartet concerts.
In 1991, MASQ won the International Cleveland Quartet Competition, becoming the first African American ensemble in history to win this classical music competition. To highlight their achievement, MASQ asked the renowned contralto, Marian Anderson, for permission to use her name as their own. Miss Anderson responded with heartfelt approval.
In 1993, the Marian Anderson String Quartet performed at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center as part of the 52nd presidential inaugural celebration. MASQ has given performances at the Da Camera Society, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
For more about MASQ, visit http://www.marianandersonstringquartet.com/about-masq/
Marian Anderson String Quartet made possible with support from Chamber Music America through its Residency Endowment Fund.
Dan Haughey professional singer and actor from the Quad Cities performs his “Gaelic Songs” acoustical show.
His solo guitar and song revue includes favorite crowd-pleasing tunes like “My Wild Irish Rose”, “Galway Bay”, and “When Irish Eyes Are Smilin’”.
Haughey has appeared as a guitarist-singer in Quad Cities coffee shops with talented mid-west Celtic players and at the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton, Illinois. He is currently is co-writing an Irish-American modern musical based on his Irish roots.
If there is a better way to pass a lunch hour (for free), I can’t think of it.
That’s a lot of angel wings.
And your eyes too if you want – your choice. Either way, educational and classy.
I’m not sure where Turtle Island is but they have some great music.