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Past Performances

2023 Concerts

May 31: “Friends Making Music For Friends” The GSMF is a celebration of friendship and community as much as it is a celebration of music. Local musicians Claude Cymerman (piano), Eric Edberg (cello), Ben Hogan (percussion, mandolin, and voice), Cathie Malach (keyboard and vocals), and Tad Robinson (vocals) come together in a variety of combinations with music ranging from Gershwin to improvisations to some surprise songs!


June 7: “New Friends, Part 1” This concert features GSMF debuts by DePauw faculty members soprano Mary Martin (accompanied by pianist Allan Armstrong) and pianist Maria Lyapkova (joined by Eric Edberg), with music from Schumann to Strauss to Debussy to musical theater.


June 14: “New Friends, Part 2” Virtuoso multi-genre acoustic and electric violinist Teagan Faran, DePauw’s innovative new violin professor, presents a wide array of music, joined in parts of the program by cellist Eric Edberg and percussionist Ben Hogan.


June 21: “Music and Dance of Northern India” with Anindita Sen (dance choreographer), Kathak Dancers, Amudhan Venkateswaran (tabla), and longtime GSMF friend, George Wolfe (tanpura and saxophone).


June 28: “One Piano, Four Hands: New Friends, Part 3” Pianist Anthony Weinstein performs Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and is then joined by his wife Tatiana Lokhina for Anton Rubenstein’s Sonata for “four hands.” This is their first GSMF performance. 


July 5: “Celebrating America with Florence Price” Pianist Claude Cymerman celebrates America, the day after Independence Day, with a program showcasing the music of Florence Price, the great Black American 20th-century composer whose Romantic-style works have recently been rediscovered and are increasingly popular in the world of classical music.


July 12: “New Friends, Part 4” Innovative flutist Leo Sussman, DePauw’s new flute professor, makes his GSMF debut, sharing a program with returning friends Toco Rio, specialists in traditional Brazilian choro music. 


July 19: “Cathie Malach and Friends” Greencastle’s beloved composer, pianist and accompanist curates another amazing program of original music and covers, bringing together a musical community including Eric Edberg, Ben Hogan, Steve Snyder, and Tad Robinson. -- and more! 


July 26: “Back to Bach” Celebrate founder Eric Edberg’s 65th birthday as he joins the extraordinary concert pianist May Phang in an evening of music by J. S. Bach.


August 2 “Percussion Group DePauw,” led by Greencastle’s own Ming-Hui Kuo, returns for another evening the amazing sound world created by their jungle of percussion instruments.


August 9: “Joe Peters and Michael Kelsey” Long-time friends singer-songwriter Joe Peters and the creative multi-genre guitarist, who both performed on the GSMF in its early days, bring their unique musical chemistry in their first GSMF duo performance.

August 17: “Tad Robinson Band” As s now a tradition, the GSMF concludes it’s 19th season with the our very own, the internationally celebrated Blues singer Tad Robinson and his band.


2022 Concerts

June 1: Celebrating "Friends Making Music with Friends" with pianist Claude Cymerman, percussionist Ming-Hui Kuo, singer/songwriter Bobbie Lancaster, pianist/composer Cathie Malach, and jazz keyboardist Steve Snyder. 

June 8: Singer/songwriter/poet/storyteller Joel Elliott with his unique fusion of African and American folk traditions

June 15: Percussion Group DePauw

June 22: Duo Cantabile (cellist Simona Barbu and pianist Nariaki Sugiura)


June 29: The Vivaldi Project, an early-music string strio including former Greencastle resident Allison Edberg Nyquist


July 6: Violinist Zachary DePue (former ISO concertmaster) and violist Michael Isaac Strauss


July 13: July 13: Blue Flame: Ethan Batan (mandolin), Savanna Batan (fiddle and lead vocals), and Luke Lovejoy (guitar) play a fusion of bluegrass with country, jazz, and swing music


July 20: We-B-3: Brannen Temple (drums), Steve Snyder (Hammond B3/keyboards), and Clay Moore (guitar) play "funk, jazz and soul, sourced from the best of the past to today, cooked up hot on the spot." 


July 27: Pianist May Phang plays virtuoso favorites, followed by Israeli pianist Galit Gertsenzon and saxophonist George Wolfe 


August 3: Paris-based pianist and GSMF favorite John Kamfonas


August 10: An Evening with Cathie Malach


August 17: Tad Robinson and His Band 

The 2021 Season: 

June 2: “Together Again!” with Claude Cymerman (piano), Eric Edberg (cello), Joe Heithaus (poet), Bobbie Lancaster (vocals), Cathie Malach (piano), Tad Robinson (vocals), and Steve Snyder (jazz organ)

June 9: “From Vienna to Buenos Aires”: Beethoven and tangos, performed by Randy Salman (clarinet) with Claude Cymerman (piano) and Eric Edberg (cello) 

June 16: Beethoven and Brahms with the Abel Family Quartet and Friends


June 23: Virtuoso pianist May Phang 


June 30: “Notes from the Griot” with DePauw alum Joshua Thompson (including a guest vocalist and dancer) 


July 7: Singer/songwriter Bobbie Lancaster and Friends


July 14: Contemporary Christian/Gospel singer and pianist Jason Powell


July 21: Pianist Taka Kigawa


July 28: Toco Rio performs traditional Brazilian choro music 


August 4: Percussion Group DePauw


August 11: Pianist/composer Cathie Malach and Friends


August 18: Tad Robinson and his band


From Wednesday October 28, 2020 through the end of April 2021, we presented an online program each week. 

You can view all the programs on a growing YouTube playlist.

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