Hillsborough's Steve Schuch, described as a "classically-trained-violinist-turned-singer/songwriter-guitarist-author-storyteller" on his website (nightheron.com), will be the featured performer at the December "Third Friday" concert offered by the Andover (NH) Community Coffeehouse.
The music begins at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 in the Highland Lake Grange Hall on State Route 11 in East Andover, midway between Andover Village and Franklin.
The program will also offer up to a dozen open-microphone opportunities for local talent. Performers wishing to appear during this segment should sign in at the Grange Hall between 6 and 7 p.m. Times will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The event is open to the public at no charge, although donations will be accepted.
According to Schuch's website, "Since returning to the United States in 1984 [after a stint in the Peace Corps], Steve and his music have embraced both the classical and folk realms. Haunting violin and whale calls... music and tales of Ireland... a pizzicato interpretation of a Picasso painting... these are just part of Steve's wide-ranging repertoire. Many of his pieces have been featured on National Public Radio and PBS."
Sponsor for the evening is Jay Fitzpatrick, who operates a photography business in Andover. called F8 Photography. His work is shown at www.facebook.com/f8photographynh, and -- during January -- at a special exhibition at the Red River Theatres in Concord, where he'll be hosting a public reception on Thurs., Jan. 9, 5-8 p.m. .
Soup, sandwiches and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m., thanks to members of the Andover Community Church, which benefits from the sales.
About the Andover Community Coffeehouse:
Now beginning its sixth year of offering free concerts to the public, the coffeehouse operates under the umbrella of The Andover Community Hub and is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. New volunteers are always needed to help with duties such as talent bookings, community outreach, audiovisual support, venue arrangements, and the like. Those interested in joining in the fun should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A photographic record of past coffeehouse performers, both headliners and open-mic participants, is shown on the coffeehouse website at andovercoffeehouse.org, and on the Facebook page "Andover Community Coffeehouse." The website also lists future bookings through the end of 2020.
Video recordings of concerts are shown on a number of community-access channels across the state, and are available for viewing anytime on Andover's town website at www.andover-nh.gov and then "community videos." The videos are produced by volunteers at Andover Community Cable.
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