Blackbird - A Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 8pm
Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts
Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
$45 dinner and show; $25 show
$25 concert tickets will be available at the door.
An "all-star band" will be performing The Beatles' White Album (1968) in its entirety as a benefit concert to create a scholarship fund in memory of Stephanie Nelson. Funds raised will go towards Middlesex Community College students in support of internships at Wesleyan University.
There is a limited number of $45 tickets available for a dinner which will be held from 5pm to 6:45pm before the evening concert at Wesleyan University. The dinner will take place in the Pavilion at Middlesex Community College, located at 100 Training Hill Road in Middletown, Connecticut.
For $45 tickets for the combined dinner and concert: please call (860) 882-9415 or (860) 983-8625.
The "all-star" band will include drummer Andy Chatfield, bassist Mark Crino, and saxophonist Eric DellaVecchia of Stanley Maxwell; Jeff Howard (the founding guitarist from the band The McLovins); lead vocalist Julie Corbalis; James Anderson of Jean-Claude Trans/Am on percussion; keyboard player Glen Nelson (of Spaghetti Cake and High Adventure); lead vocalist Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill and backup vocalist Shona Kerr (of The Future Heavies); Shawn Persinger (guitarist for Prester John, 11twelve13, The Luck Pushers, and Boud Deun); Claire Tuxill McKenney on French horn; saxophonist Dustin Kreidler; Jennifer Berman on flute; Catherine Rousseau on clarinet and saxophone; Matthew Russo on trombone; John Gaiser on tuba; Nick Di Maria on trumpet; Dan Fecteau on violin; Ravenna Michalsen on cello; Wesleyan University Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina on viola; and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Megan Sesma on harp.
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Click here to read about this event in News @ Wesleyan, Middlesex Community College's Center for New Media blog, the Middletown Press, The Hartford Courant, and The New York Times.
If you cannot attend the event, but would like to make a donation instead, please make checks payable to the "MXCC College Foundation," with a note in the subject line that clearly states that it is for the "Stephanie Nelson Scholarship Fund." Donations can also be made by visiting mxcc.edu/donate and adding a note that clearly states that it is for the “Stephanie Nelson Scholarship Fund.”