Spring Fling Concert
April 18, 2014
Join us for a special evening of music with participants from The Day Connection!
An Evening with Roger McGuinn
April 26, 2014
Mr. Tambourine Man not only lived history, he made history with his fearless sense of experimentation. As the leader of the influential 1960s group The Byrds, he was on the leading edge of music, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, creating the genre known as “folk rock.” Roger’s solo career began in 1973 and has yielded ten albums, a GRAMMY® nomination, and extensive touring and performing for enthralled audiences ever since. In 1981, Roger decided it was time to return to his folk roots and began touring solo acoustic. Arista records released “Back From Rio” in 1991, a rock album that included his friends Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello, Chris Hillman, David Crosby, Michael Penn and John Jorgensen. After touring extensively to support the album, he returned to his roots: folk music. His most recent album, Treasures from the Folk Den, includes favorite songs from the Folk Den with the added bonus of duets with Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Frank and Mary Hamilton, and was nominated for a GRAMMY® in 2002 for Best Traditional Folk Album.
Dream Big! Spring Recital
May 3, 2014
Merrimack Hall is home to the Johnny Stallings Arts Program, which provides arts education to individuals with special needs through classes like Dance Your Dreams!, Project UP, Inspired HeARTs and Camp Merrimack. Since the program launched in 2008, Merrimack Hall has held an annual spring recital to celebrate the achievements of these precious students. All students in Dance Your Dreams! and Project UP perform in this afternoon celebration. These children and teens live with a variety of challenges, including Down syndrome, cerebal palsy, autism, cancer and more. Each student is assisted by a coach who commits one year to volunteering in the program. The recital is also a major fundraiser for the following year’s program - a chance for the public and supporters to give back while also showing support for these incredible performers. The recital also recognizes citizens with the annual Dream Big! Award. These winners, just like our students, have followed their own dreams despite the challenges they faced. All proceeds from the recital directly benefit the 2013-14 Johnny Stallings Arts Program classes.
Camp Merrimack 2014
July 14-18, 2014
Camp Merrimack is a unique arts half-day camp for children ages 3 through 12 with special needs including Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, autism and more.
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