2016-2017 Concert Season
The Young Irelanders, an eight member troupe, present Irish music, song, and dance, using authentic Celtic instruments. These young Irish dancers and singers are former members of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance and have traditional Irish music running through their veins.
They have performed for heads of state throughout the world, including Queen Elizabeth II of England, Prince Albert of Monaco, Empress Michiko of Japan, and have performed in China's Great Hall of the People, Kremlin State Palace, and the US Capitol.
The Young Irelanders was formed to merge the creative ideas and talents of a select group of young Irish performers but also in the hope that, given their youthfulness and ability, would act as a catalyst in attracting more young people to the world of Irish music. The future of Ireland's culture is in safe hands with the Young Irelanders Irish Dancers.
Kubecca combines the classical and jazz education of Kuba with Rebecca's musical theater experience to create a diverse program featuring country, jazz, and show tunes arranged for unique instrumentation including marimba, kalimba, flute, and theremin. It is an amalgam of musical expression.
Kuba Kawnik is originally from Poland, where he began his musical career at age four. Classically trained in Poland, he has played for the Warsaw Philharmonic.
Rebecca Lowe is best known for her roles as the youngest actress to perform the role of Eva Peron in the musical Evita, where she received standing ovations and critical acclaim. Rebecca joins her husband, Kuba (hence Kubecca) as they perform jazz, Broadway, pops, country, and classical tunes, getting rave reviews for these performances.
Tenoré unleashes a glorious sound that breaks down musical barriers, draws together diverse cultures, and celebrates a repertoire of lyrical sweetness and dramatic strength. Tenoré consists of the trio of Jason Catron, Mark David Williams, and David Wise. These three have musical talent, great wit, and charisma in spades.
They are known for their powerhouse vocals, rock star charisma, and invitations for audiences to sing along with them. Whether the trio and the audience sing We Will Rock You or Climb Every Mountain, there is something powerful about hundreds of voices singing together.
Together, Tenoré's goal is to bring the classically trained voice to a wider, non-operatic audience.
Singer/songwriter/musician Ronny Cox has been a major Hollywood actor for over forty years, portraying a diverse range of recognizable characters. He played the guitar in the dueling banjos scene in Deliverance. He has appeared in Beverly Hills Cop, Bound for Glory, and many other films.
Ronny wears many hats, but his first love is singing and playing the guitar. His music weaves a tapestry of songs and stories about "the human condition." He is a gifted storyteller as he shares funny, sad, and tender moments. Enhancing these stories is the music provided by Ronny and his band of world-class, virtuosic musicians.
According to Cox, songs can be frivolous or sad, but they can trigger an almost overwhelming emotion – immediately.
It is that sharing of silliness or mutual understanding that he finds compelling.
Under the leadership of flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden, these ladies create an evening that includes a blend of virtuosic instrumental talent, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing.
This powerhouse group combines all facets of Irish traditional culture and puts forth an immensely humorous and entertaining package.
The New Your Times calls their music "passionate,tender, and rambunctious" and the Washington Post praises their "astonishing array of virtuosity." Cherish the Ladies has won many awards inducing being named the Top North American Celtic Group by the Irish Music Awards. They have appeared on NPR's Thistle and Shamrock music show and have a street named for them in the Bronx!
They have collaborated with many notable musicians, including the Boston Pops, Pete Seeger, and Arlo Guthrie.
"It is impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn't enjoy what they do," said the Boston Globe about this Grammy nominated Irish-American super group.