and Youth Choir
and Youth Choir
4 pm Sun., October 15, 2023
401 North Main Street, Amherst
Conductor/organist Peggy Haas Howell will play solos on Emmanuel United Methodist’s Bedient organ, and conduct Cantate, Lynchburg-based Children’s and Youth Choir, with Elizabeth Wilkinson as accompanist.
Tickets: $15 adults; $5 students
Bring you Summa-Shamanama jazz & coffee house trivia
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023
Live at Second Stage | Amherst
194 2nd Street, Amherst, VA 24521
Multi-instrumentalist Ed Mikenas, bassist Andy Aeschbacher & drummer Worth Proffitt
If you’re looking for your next peak experience, the upcoming performance of The Quantum Mechanics must definitely be on your “to-do” list.
Tickets: (Includes one free cup of coffee, water, or soda from Baine’s Books & Coffee. Food is available for purchase.)
Coffee and Humans have done much to inspire and nourish the creative aspect of life…and Coffee houses became one of the first community-oriented spaces for people to meet, experience a variety of intellectual pursuits, and listen to the newest music of the time. AGAR and Second Stage continue this tradition in contemporary style. The Quantum Mechanics will take it to the Next Level with a new “interactive” tune titled “Summa-Shamanama”* by Ed Mikenas. It will have you smiling where you sit and dancing where you dare. In this performance, TQM will be brewing up more new works with a focus on changing your consciousness with a stream of musical goodness. You will hear the Blues, some BeBop, and a bit of Western Swing, all served up with original tunes by Ed Mikenas.
*Summa-Shamanama is a word to describe a feeling of happiness or excitement. It is generally used when other positive expressions do not first come to mind.
- from the Urban Dictionary
Founder and leader Ed Mikenas was brought up in rural Northern New York State and graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a BS in music education. He also has a Master’s degree in Music Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, NYC. As a studio musician based in NYC, he toured with Skitch Henderson, Larry Elgart, Jay and the Americans, Scarlet Rivera, Esther Phillips, and the Alive Company. And he played venues that include Saturday Night Live, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Apollo, the Felt Forum, the Spectrum, and the Troubadour. Mikenas played in the orchestra pit for “Grease,” “Pippin,” “Godspell,” and “The Magic Show” on Broadway and was a musician and actor off Broadway with the La Mama Experimental Theatre. He taught bass at Radford University for 19 years and now, when not composing or playing his own work, serves as adjunct Bass Professor at the University of Lynchburg, coaches a jazz ensemble at the Virginia Episcopal School, and is Organist and Choir Master of Amherst Presbyterian Church.
Andy Aeschbacher Worth Proffitt
Presented by AGAR
in collaboration with
Second Stage | Amherst
and Baine’s Books & Coffee
Series Curated by Ernest Deane
EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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