GROTON — Mark your calendars — the Gammons Concert Series at Groton School welcomes the community to five concerts over the next year, featuring everything from harp music to Cuban toe-tappers.
All Gammons concerts are free and take place in the Edward B. Gammons Recital Hall, in Groton’s historic, gold-domed Schoolhouse, 282 Farmers Row, Groton, Massachusetts.
The Gammons Concert Series opens Thursday, September 12 at 7 p.m. with virtuoso harpist Julie Spring, who will play works by Prokofiev, Handel, Fauré, and Stickney. Julie Spring has performed internationally as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral harpist; she has been principal harpist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, as well as substitute principal with the Chicago and Baltimore symphony orchestras.
The complete Groton School Gammons Concert Series 2013-14 schedule:
Sept. 12, 7 p.m. — Harpist Julie Spring
Oct. 10, 7 p.m. — The Music of Eddie Lang, featuring Eric Baldwin and Jamie Dunphy on guitar, Joe Kessler on violin, and Justin Meyer on bass. The first real jazz guitar soloist, Lang played with everyone from Louis Armstrong to Billie Holiday to Bing Crosby.
Jan. 9, 7 p.m. — Los Sugar Kings, in a bilingual, bicultural, and compulsively danceable performance that will plant your feet in Cuba
Feb. 13, 7 p.m. — Groton School’s music faculty, many of whom play with professional ensembles
May 1, 7 p.m. — A German liederabend, or evening of song, with Thomas Oesterling, tenor, and Andrus Madsen, forte-piano/harpsichord/piano.