Norwood Village Green Concert Series to resume in 2021 with extensive COVID protocols in place
NORWOOD -- The Norwood Village Green Concert Series will resume that mission in 2021 with an array of 20 events. The series presents its 48th Annual Season, “Taking a Sad Song and Making it Better.”
The series concerts are given on Village of Norwood property. The series and the village will jointly assume the responsibility of operating under the New York Forward Covid 19 Low-Risk Arts and Entertainment Guildelines and Protocols.The protocols are extensive and will be fully available to the public. Here are some of the considerations in place:
• Capacity on band shell – 33% meaning that performing groups will be limited to seven performers. There will be screening of performers and series workers.
• Capacity of Audience – 33% of designated area meaning an audience limit of 500. There will be social distancing by households and individuals
• Designated area – will be well-marked and the protocols will be limited to this designated area
• The series “pass the bucket” will be modified
Because of “pass the bucket” limitations, NVG says they will need further donations to complete the season in a financially stable way. Over the past two years, the series has received some financial support from many individuals, businesses, foundations, and organizations. Those moneys are still on hand and a big thank you to all is extended.
What is now needed is for others to step forward. That would include past donors but would include new donors. All donations are tax deductible as the series is a 501-C3 non profit. Checks should be made payable to The Norwood Village Green Concert Series and mailed to Norwood Village Green Concert Series, 3 Bicknell Street, Norwood, NY 13668.
Northern Symphonic Winds and The All Star Big Band, under the direction of Wally Siebel, had to be replaced. The groups were too large for the protocols. Both were dependent on a Crane Youth Music component. CYM is going virtual again in 2021.
Two Canadian groups, Aviva Chernick and Sultans of String, were rescheduled to 2022. Border crossings are not permitted, and a timely lifting of this ban is problematic, NVG said.
All Concerts will be at 7 p.m., except where indicated.
Rain site will be the Norwood-Norfolk Auditorium, if available. If not, the performances will still take place outdoors.
Thursday, May 27: St. Lawrence County Music Educators Solo Festival (If interest is shown). This event is pending, with the time to be announced.
Thursday, June 3: Rustic Riders - 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for NNCS. The concerts will be streamed to those students who opted to learn remotely, and 7 p.m. for the general public.
Thursday, June 10: Annie and the Hedonists
Sunday June 13: String Solstice with guest artist Andy Van Duyne
Thursday, June 17: Honey Dew Drops, plus an afternoon workshop
Sunday, June 20: The Giroux Brothers
Thursday, June 24: The Brubeck Brothers – Celebrating Father Dave Brubeck’s 100th anniversary (This group replaces Northern Symphonic Winds.)
Sunday, June 27: Johnny and the Triumphs featuring Gwen Tracy
Thursday, July 1: The Gibson Brothers
Sunday, July 11: Jordan Davidson with Toni Zygadlo & Lonel Woods with Julie Miller
Thursday, July 15: Mikaela Davis and Southern Star
Sunday, July 18: The Mammals with special guests The Restless Age, led by Mike Merenda (Pete Seeger’s grandson) and Ruthy Unger (Jay Unger and Molly Mason’s daughter). This group replaces Sultans of String.
Thursday, July 22: Shimul Zaman and Len Mackey
Sunday, July 25: Maggie Gould and Nanni Assis & Friends
Thursday, July 29: The Brass Firemen
Sunday, Aug. 1: Koehler and Kelly
Thursday, Aug. 5: The Girls
Sunday, Aug. 8: Waydown Wailers
Thursday, Aug. 12: Topaz Reunion Concert