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Great Waters Is Back for an 18th Year of Stellar Performances

Press Releases - May 18, 2012





The Great Waters Music Festival has announced their performance schedule for their 18th year in Wolfeboro, and their second year at the brand new Kingswood Arts Center. This year’s lineup features a wide variety and diverse musical selection that they feel will entertain all age groups and tastes.

The first performance will feature the return of Neil Berg with 101 Years of Broadway on July 6. Back by popular demand – award-winning composer Neil Berg has yet again brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows that are supported by an all-star New York cast and band.

On Friday, July 13, Great Waters will present, free to the community, The USCG Dixieland Jazz Band. This is a free community concert, but please call for tickets. Organized in 1970 to perform classic jazz, blues, and rags with a “New Orleans” flavor, the Dixieland Jazz Band has entertained audiences across America, in the former Soviet Union and in England.

In a special performance at The Inn on Main, Great Waters will present Jonathan Edwards on July 27. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.

The Great Waters Music Festival Chorus & Orchestra returns after a two year hiatus on Saturday, August 4. Performing music from Bach to Bernstein, and under the baton of distinguished conductor, Christopher Shepard, the Festival Chorus, Festival Symphony Orchestra, and outstanding guest soprano Maria Ferrante, will present a unique program of great compositions spanning the Baroque to the Contemporary.

On Friday, Aug 10, Andy Cooney will bring Forever Irish to Wolfeboro. Direct from his sold out performances at Carnegie Hall, Irish America’s Favorite Son comes to Great Waters Music Festival with some of America’s most loved music. Surrounding himself with quality artists, Andy’s Forever Irish is a joyful occasion.

Then The Masters of Motown perform on Friday, Aug. 17.  In the 60’s, some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered in the Motor City of Detroit, better known as MOTOWN. Masters of Motown is a celebration of these artists, their music and timeless style.  The show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of  both male and  female groups backed by a live  band.

Finally to finish out the season is The Manhattan Transfer on Aug. 24. Between The Manhattan Transfer’s early days at New York clubs like Trudy Heller’s, Reno Sweeny’s and Max’s Kansas City, and the present lies 40 years, 26 albums and more Grammy Awards than you could shake a mic stand at.

Tickets range in price from as low as $15 up to $50 for each show and can be purchased online at www.greatwaters.org, by calling the office at 569-7710, or by stopping by in person at 15 Varney Road in Wolfeboro. The Great Waters Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing outstanding musical performances to people living in and visiting the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. 

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