Welcome to the Sixth week of
Masquers on Demand
Welcome to week 6! This week, we present you with an abundance of performance. More Birches Bend, more Sing for America, of course. It wouldn’t be Masquers On Demand without these weekly favorites. This week, Debra Harvey brings the house down at the 2018 Shellie Awards. Enjoy a delightful and lively poetry performance from Diana Godet. Finally, sit back, relax, and enjoy the third episode of Season by Season podcast from Kit Lanthier. Scroll on and enjoy!
Hartford’s Real performed by Lucy Khadder (fiddle) & Sophia Sparks (mandolin) of Birches Bend
Ranging in age from 11 – 14, these youth are the future of Bluegrass. The band features Lucy Khadder (fiddle), Jasper Manning (mandolin), Sophia Sparks (mandolin) with Chad Manning (guitar). Expect to be delighted by their artful new interpretations of both traditional and contemporary bluegrass tunes and songs with a sprinkling of originals thrown in. The band all met through a common love of bluegrass music, and through studying at the venerable Manning Music studios in Berkeley, CA. They have performed together for just a year, bringing their talents to farmer’s markets and a variety of public venues as well as house concerts in the East Bay. Learn more and support Manning Music Studios and Birches Bend.
Sing For America Chorus performs “Seasons of Love”
Watch the SFA Chorus, Ashley Ellington, Mark DeSaulnier, and Liesl McPherrin sing “Seasons of Love” for the seventh annual Sing for America Foundation Concert, “SFA in Love!” at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on April 15, 2018. Learn more about Sing for America.
Debra Harvey performs “I Know Where I Have Been” at the 2018 Shellie Awards
Debra Harvey has graced the Masquers stage several times, first in Hot Mikado and most recently in 2016 for our concert production of Songs from A New World. She is a powerhouse Broadway diva! Today, we take you back to the 2018 Shellie Awards for a special performance from the cast of the Pittsburg Community Theater’s production of Hairspray.
Diana Godet presents “The Walrus & The Carpenter” by Lewis Carroll
Longtime Masquer performer Diana Godet presents this classic Lewis Carroll poem. “The Walrus and the Carpenter” is a narrative poem by Lewis Carroll that appeared in his book Through the Looking-Glass, published in December 1871. The poem is recited in chapter four, by Tweedledum and Tweedledee to Alice.
Season by Season, by Kit Lanthier
Season by Season is an audio odyssey through the 24 sekki of the traditional Japanese Calendar. Join Alexis and Kit, lifelong friends who now live on opposite coasts, as they explore poetry, music, and sound on a journey through the rhythm of nature expressed by the seasons. Kit is a third-generation Masquers member who enjoys acting and stage managing.
You can learn more about the Season by Season and see show notes by visit Nourishing Japan.
Episode 3 – The Beginning of Summer
In this episode, hydrangeas are blooming, fireflies are flitting, and rice fields are bustling with activity in this season, “The Time for Planting Grains.” Joining Alexis and Kit in a new segment is Hiroaki Sato, sharing haiku about a special kigo for this rainy mini-season.