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Monday, November 19, 2012

Free Bluegrass Holiday Concert Set at Stratford Library

Musician Phil Rosenthal to Perform Dec. 9


The Stratford Library and the Square One Theatre Company will present “A Bluegrass Holiday” concert at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9. 
 Musician Phil Rosenthal "will perform an original program of Bluegrass standards combined with some seasonal offerings," according to a release.Sponsored by the Friends of Square One Theatre Company, the concert will be held in the Library’s Lovell Room. It is free and open to the public, the release said.
"With firm roots in folk, bluegrass and country, Phil Rosenthal’s music is a delight for all ages," the release said. " His rich baritone voice, lively instrumental work and relaxed stage presence have charmed audiences around the world. A former member of the legendary band the Seldom Scene, he was appointed Connecticut State Troubadour in 1994."
Also, "His original compositions have been recorded by Johnny Cash and Bill Monroe. A pioneer in bringing traditional musical styles to children, his recordings have received over 20 awards from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the National Parenting Publications Association and the American Library Association. Whether playing for adults or children, Rosenthal’s mixture of memorable original songs and classic favorites and his expert picking on banjo, guitar and mandolin have won him new fans everywhere he’s traveled."
“A Bluegrass Holiday” will begin with a brief reception at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 followed by the concert. The event is recommended for all ages. For further information call the library at: 203.385-4162 or visit its website at:

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


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