Norwood Village Green Concert Series set to host nearly 20 concerts this year
NORWOOD -- The Norwood Village Green Concert Series has announced nearly 20 concerts for this year.
Events take place downtown Norwood in the park. All social distancing and other COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.The protocols are extensive and will be fully available to the public before the first event but here are some of the considerations in place as plans were finalized in programming.
• Capacity on band shell – 33% meaning that performing groups will be limited to 7 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 and the audience limitation will effect this in a negative way.
“In deference to the pass the bucket situation and other financial considerations the series will need further donations to complete the season in a financially stable way,” said event organizer Joe Liotta. “Over the past two years the series has received some very generous financial support from many individuals, businesses, foundations, and organizations. Those moneys are still on hand and a big thank you to all is extended.
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.
‘What is now needed is for others to step forward. That would include past donors but would include new donors,” Liotta said.
The 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 and 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 currently not permitted and a timely lifting of this ban is problematic.
The series proudly presents its 48th annual season “Taking a Sad Song and Making it Better”.
All concerts at 7 p.m. except where indicated. The inclement weather location will be the Norwood-Norfolk school 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 – Time to be announced
• Thursday, June 3, Rustic Riders - 10 am and 1 pm 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 Quartet – 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 and Ruthy Unger (Jay Unger and Molly Mason’s daughter); This group replaces Sultans of String, a Canadian group.
• 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