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ACTU to present ‘Music for Mother’s Day’

Arts for the Community at Thomas University presents "Music for Mother's Day" as the final concert of the Sundays at Four season on Sunday, May 11, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of Trinity Anglican Church located at 325 W. Jackson St.

The concert will feature soprano Rebecca Fadell, flutist Lisa Hand, guitarist Mickey Abraham, and fiddlers Kayla Williams and Veronique Shaftel.

The two fiddlers are both classically trained high school students who will attend the nationally renowned classical Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina this summer.

Series coordinator, Dr. Karl Barton stated, “Kayla also performs on mandolin and viola, and Veronique sings beautifully. Both of these young artists are members of the Tallahassee Youth Orchestra with wide ranging musical talents, and I am very pleased to be able to feature them on this concert.”

Mickey Abraham is active as a bluegrass and new-acoustic performer and his unique approaches to teaching, performing and promoting music have been featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. His newest instrumental album is being released as a digital download on David Grisman’s Grammy-nominated record label.

The program will feature folk-inspired music by Aaron Copland with soprano Rebecca Fadell, selections from Stephen Foster’s Social Orchestra music. It will also include a New Orleans Suite for flute and piano featuring Lisa Hand on the flute and Jim Amend on the piano.

“It’s great to feature local Thomasville talent on this concert with Rebecca Fadell and Lisa Hand, and this performance will be a musical gift for all the mothers of the community to enjoy in celebration of their special day,” Barton continued.

The concert is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $5. A reception will follow the performance. For additional information, visit thomasu.edu/actu or call (229) 227-6964.

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