Newburgh Chamber Music has been giving us the feel of France with their concert series, “A Touch of France.” On Sunday, Jan. 24th, they are bringing back the always-popular folk singers, Jay Unger and Molly Mason. This engaging performance will take place at 3 p.m. at the St. George’s Church in Newburgh. The duo enjoys having young people in the audience, so all are welcome.
Having said to be one of the most celebrated duos in the American acoustic music scene, Ungar and Mason started performing together in the 1980’s. Serving as performers, teachers, and composers, Jay and Molly specialize in 19th and 20th century American folk music. Ungar and Mason are Grammy award-winning artists, due to their best known “Ashokan Farewell” from the Ken Burns PBS documentary, “Civil War.” The American folk duo will deliver a French flavor to the concert by adding Cajun and Quebecois waltz and reels to their alluring repertoire.
With the aid of Valentina’s Instrument Fund, audience members are invited to bring instruments they would like to donate. Donated instruments will be repaired, if necessary, and given to music students and area schools.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at newburghchambermusic.org. Prices: adults $25; students $5; children under 12 admitted free.
St. George’s offers abundant parking in the municipal parking lot across the street, and is also handicap accessible.
Newburgh Chamber Music was selected as the 2013-14 Outstanding Arts Organization by the Orange County Arts Council and is funded by the Ogden Foundation.
– Brittany Ambrasino