[Newsletter] Jim & Maggi Dalton's SSNO Volume 19 #1 January 2012
Dalton/Singing String Music/IMHCT.ORG
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:37:59 -0500
Jim and Maggi Dalton's SSNO Volume 19 #1 2011
Announcements and Updates as of: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Singing String News Online
In this Issue: Did you think we'd gone fishin'? It's been a long time between newsletters! After this email, we're unveiling a new way of sending you news...
a short email with links to our blog just to let you know about upcoming programs open to the public.
We're switching the "full" newsletter to about twice a year.
The blog will provide a way to subscribe for updates if you choose.
An Occasional Newsletter, Published Twice Per Year
Combined newsletter for:
Jim and Maggi Dalton's Singing String Music http://singingstring.org/JM
Understanding History Thru Music ™
The Institute for Music, History, and Cultural Traditions, Inc. http://imhct.org
A 501(c)(3) Cultural, Educational, and Scholarly Nonprofit Organization
including IMHCT's Main Public Programs,
The American History and Music Project ™ and The Salem History Society
TO ACCESS ALL OUR SITES AND ALL OUR NEWS VISIT US AT SINGINGSTRING.ORG
Welcome New Newsletter Subscribers!
WELL! here's a big part of what's been keeping us busy this past year....two NEW recordings! We gave live performances too, of course! but this year, after the semester was over in May, we went into the studio almost full time to produce our two new albums!
"Cold is the Nightwind" is available from ITunes and CD Baby; "The Sigh of the Weary" will be available there too soon! (Just released in January) Go to our Our Store page on our website to keep up to date, or to order! (You can also order directly from us; order form is on our website.)
COMING UP NEXT:
Our Currently Featured Program
READ OUR WEEKLY BOSTON GLOBE COLUMN!
Since November, 2010, we've had a regular weekly history column on the Boston Globe's online site, boston.com. We'll post links to all the articles on our website, Globe Articles and Around the Web
Visit the site at "Your Town Salem" for new articles every Wednesday.
Section Two: The Rest of the Story....
On The Upswing
Check out our NEWLY redesigned websites for 2012!...
SINGING STRING MUSIC AND Salem History Society
The Institute website will be redesigned, with a new focus, in 2012 as well.
Please visit our sites and keep your eye out for announcements.
COMING UP!!!!! Faculty Recital: A Celebration of American Music 3 with Jim and Maggi Dalton Monday, April 23, 2012 - 8:00pm
Location: Seully Hall, the Boston Conservatory Price: FREE
Take a sometimes haunting, sometimes amusing, musical journey through America's past
with A Celebration of American Music 3,
featuring a performance on voice, guitar, mandolin and banjo,
as well as a varied palette of styles, carving a broad path through the American past
from 18th-century ballads to 20th-century blues.
This year features a special segment commemorating the Civil War.
Jim and Maggi Dalton will be joined by guest musicians from The Boston Conservatory's faculty.
THEMES AND VARIATIONS
Visit our Upcoming Performances page
Facebook and Twitter...
Jim & Maggi Dalton's Singing String Music on Facebook
The American History and Music Project ™ on Facebook
Updates on Twitter
Download a brochure
RECENT PERFORMANCES, COMINGS, GOINGS...
Thank you to our wonderful audiences
for sharing and making music with us...
and hope to see you all again soon.
Album release signing at our elegant Phillips House Museum, here in Salem, for our brand-new Christmas album, Cold is the Nightwind, during Historic Salem's "Christmas in Salem" celebrations. Thanks to the staff and the director, Julie Arrison, for always-warm and wonderful hospitality. This mansion on Salem's historic Chestnut Street is a MUST-SEE gem in Salem, Mass.
"The Storm Before the Storm: America Heads Toward Civil War"
"Cold is the Nightwind: A Victorian Christmas"
Two concert programs this year given at the Shirley-Eustis Mansion, Roxbury, Mass.
An amazing historical house-museum, with a complex and interesting story to tell. Go there! it's truly beautiful.
After giving a special Salem public school group an illustrated and musical lesson,we joined with our colleagues, Seth Austen and Beverly Woods to provide music for their afternoon school program at Hamilton Hall in Salem, where the students participated in a 19th-century dance program.
Maggi not only signed a contract for a second book to be published in 2012, but was elected to a two-year term on the New England American Studies Association Council for 2012-14, her first-ever term for this great regional group.
Jim continues his full-time, sterling career at the Boston Conservatory, and has been in demand as a pit orchestra musician for musicals and operas. He has also served as a guest artist with some of our colleagues, in a variety of gigs, all year long.
Maggi took her first-ever trip to England to deliver a paper, "Music as Ritual Redemption at the Salem Peace Jubilees" at an academic conference at Brighton University. She saw London for ONE day...in the pouring rain, of course!
Maggi also presented a peek at the paper for the New England American Studies Assoc. colloquium at the Massachusetts Historical Society just before she left for the UK.
The History Press
Purchase Stories and Shadows ONLINE...NOW IN EBOOK FORMAT....ALSO AVAILABLE ON ITUNES, KINDLE, NOOK, AND ANDROID!
The History Press
Barnes & Noble
©2009-2012 Jim and Maggi Dalton/Singing String Music
All Rights Reserved.