August Morning Music

A Midsummer Morning's Dream

August 1, 5 AM EDT | Live Stream

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE MIDSUMMER

 

August Morning Music: A Midsummer Morning's Dream will be live streamed from Paul Winter's barn in the hills of Northwest Connecticut. The concert will salute the first morning of August - Paul's favorite month of the year, and the direct midpoint of summer.

 

August 1st also coincides with the midsummer holiday, Lughnasadh. This day marks the midpoint between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox. It is a Gaelic festival that celebrates the beginning of the harvest season. Historically, it was observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Lughnasadh celebrations have been noted in some of the earliest Irish literature, and a variety of traditions are a part of the holiday.

 

The concert will begin at 5 a.m. EDT, the time that the birds begin their song as well. We hope you'll start your day with us, for a contemplative morning of music.

LIVE STREAM

Thank you for joining our August Morning Music live stream. We are glad to be welcoming the midsummer with you. 

 

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PERFORMERS

 

Paul Winter

 Soprano Saxophone 

Steve Gorn

 Bansuri 

Jeff Boratko

 Bassoon and Percussion 

Along with recorded participation by

David Briggs | Organ

James Boratko | Organ

Jeff Holmes | Piano

Denny Zeitlin | Piano

Paul Halley | Piano

Eugene Friesen | Cello

Peter Slavov | Bass

Rogerio Boccato | Drums

Glen Velez | Percussion

Henrique Eisenman | Fortepiano

Oscar Castro-Neves | Guitar

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