Peter. C Hereld Sunday Series ft. Judy Handler and Mark Levesque: International Guitar and Mandolin Duo
Sunday, October 20th
2pm-3pmThornton Wilder Hall (Miller Library Complex)
2901 Dixwell Ave. Hamden
$5 Senior/Student / $7 General
World Jazz on Mandolin and Guitar
Great for mature audiences of all ages
The Hamden Arts Commission in collaboration with the Hamden Dept. of Arts and Culture is proud to present Judy Handler and Mark Levesque -
Judy Handler, Guitar - Judy has given concerts & workshops throughout the United States. Her solo playing spans diverse genres of music including classical, Latin American, Brazilian, and jazz arrangements. She has performed with many prominent guitarists including Charlie Byrd and Oscar Ghiglia. Judy has received numerous awards including an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Greater Hartford Arts Council.Judy Handler received a Master of Music in guitar performance from the Hartt School of Music, a Bachelor of Music from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, a Diploma of Merit from Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy, a Certificate from Curs Internacional de Música at the Vila-Seca i Salou Conservatory in Spain and a Diploma from the Aspen Music School. She has performed and given workshops and classes throughout the United States. Judy also performs in the Rosewood Chamber Ensemble with flutist Barbara Hopkins, teaches at a private studio in Vernon, CT and runs monthly performance classes. Judy is founder of the Connecticut Guitar Society.
Mark Levesque, Guitar and Mandolin - has performed on guitar (classical, jazz archtop, 12 string, electric & gypsy), mandolin, plectrum banjo and cuatro in numerous ensembles throughout New England most recently with the CitySingers of Hartford. He has played and arranged world, jazz, Latin and blues music and has worked with synthesizer orchestration and studio recording. Mark’s passion for guitar and mandolin music has led him to research music from all over the world and his creative ideas have been the stimulus for many of the arrangements performed by the group. He currently teaches mandolin and guitar at a private studio in Vernon, CT. Mark has taken courses at Central Connecticut State University and the Hartt School of Music as well as private instruction with guitarists in a variety of genres.Thornton Wilder Hall is handicap accessible.
Tickets are $5 for Seniors and Students under 12 / $7 General - Available at the door only, Cash only. Doors open at 1:30pm.
For more information, please call the Hamden Dept. of Arts and Culture at 203-287-2546 or email Arts and Marketing Manger, Alisha Martindale, at AMartindale@hamden.com