The Hamden Art Commission's 2013 - 2014 season of "Peter C. Hereld Sunday Performance Series" begins today at 2 p.m. with a concert entitled "Serenata Italiana: From Neapolitan Classics to the Rat Pack" by singer Rich DiPalma.
DiPalma’s mastery of beloved Italian songs, and his magnetic personal charm, have made him one of the region’s most popular performers.
On November 24, the unique Brazilian group, Sambeleza will present "Brazilian Songs with a Jazz Twist." The musicians of Sambeleza are outstanding U.S. and Brazilian interpreters of the great songs of the bossa nova and samba traditions, as well as outstanding jazz artists in their own right.
On January 12, Linda Ipanema and the Dixie Cats will make their Hamden debut with "Join the Jubilee: Celebrating Dixieland." The popular group from Brooklyn will present such toe-tapping tunes as "Cakewalk Babies" "Ball in the Jack" and "This Joint is Jumpin’."
Vocal harmonies and swingin’ rhythm are combined in the concert, "Three Ladies of Swing" on Feb. 9. The trio, named MOXIE, and their band will present American favorites through the decades including "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Chatanooga Choo Choo."
The season finale on March 30 will feature "Classical Irish Songs and Sing-a-Longs" by the region’s favorite Irish balladeers, The Kerry Boys.
All events, which begin at 2 p.m., will be held in the handicapped-accessible Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Cultural Complex, 2901 Dixwell Ave. Admission is $7 general admission and $5 for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under. Tickets are sold at the door only.
The series is presented with generous support from the estate of former Commissioner Emeritus Peter C. Hereld.
For information, contact the Arts Commission at (203) 287-2546 or email@example.com.