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Summer Pop Concert - "Ramblin" Dan Stevens
Jul 05, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Currently based on the Connecticut shoreline, "Ramblin" Dan Stevens performs an eclectic mix of traditional fingerstyle blues, popular songs and originals and has entertained audiences throughout the United States, Europe, the U.K and throughout the Americas. His unique style of "bottleneck" slide playing popularized by early Mississippi delta bluesmen includes his use of homemade primitive blues instruments, a three stringed "Cigar Box Guitar" and a one stringed "Diddly Bow" is a huge draw for true blues fans. “Ramblin” Dan was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge 2008 on Beale St. in Memphis and protégé of the legendary Dave Van Ronk. A participant in the Music Under New York Program, he plays on a regular basis in the New York City Subway System in locations such as Times Square and Grand Central Terminal.

Members $5, non -members $10. Children under 12 are free.

Summer Camp Week Two
Jul 06, 2015 Thru Jul 10, 2015

Ponds, Rivers, Streams, and Swamps!
This week we’ll get a little wet and muddy exploring the different aquatic habitats here at the Arboretum. We’ll wade in our streams, look for birds and reptiles in our wetland, and, of course, do lots of scooping in our pond. This is a great week for the explorer in your family.

Summer Classical Concert - Guitarists Katharina & Katrin
Jul 12, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Katharina Godolt is a prize-winning classical guitarist from Aachen, Germany. She began taking guitar lessons at age 13 at the local music school in Aachen. Her talent and artistry as a young musician soon brought her international recognition when she was invited to participate at many international guitar festivals while studying with renowned guitarists in masterclasses.
Katrin Endrikat “found her voice” said Russian composer Konstantin Vassiliev after hearing his work performed by her. Born in Berlin, Germany 1989, classical guitarist Katrin Endrikat is known for her warm tone and “characterful, lively playing” so the public states. She has lived and performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Germany, Canada, the United States and South America.

Members $5, non -members $10. Children under 12 are free.

Summer Pop Concert - Artist Ellen Woloshin
Jul 12, 2015
5:00 p.m.
Ellen studied classical piano and began a career in advertising, writing and singing commercials, at the age of 16. She soon began to write “personal yet universal” songs with a “welcome freshness” that “hint of women songwriters from the past” like her current release, “Water into Wine”. Ellen’s talents have drawn her into the focus of many other talented artists like Laura Nero, Dionne Warwick and LaToya Jackson.

Members $5, non -members $10. Children under 12 are free.

Champion & Notable Trees Tour
Jul 12, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Advanced Master Gardener Greg Moonie will give a tour of the Bartlett’s Connecticut and New England Champion trees and other notable and interesting trees around the Great Lawn. The tour should last approximately 60 minutes Meet in front of the Silver Education Center at 11 a.m.

Summer Camp Week Three
Jul 13, 2015 Thru Jul 17, 2015

Soils, and Composting (4-day session)
If you have a child at home who likes to get dirty, dig in the soil, and likes to bring a squiggly friend home from time to time, this is the perfect week for him/her. We’ll explore the underground world up-close, getting to know all the creatures that live there and how they work together to create a healthy environment for plants and people.

Classical Summer Concert - Bob Scrofani and Friends
Jul 19, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Bob Scrofani and friends Bass-Baritone and Bartlett Arboretum member Robert Scrofani sang for many years with the Connecticut Grand Opera chorus, and also soloed in the roles of Antonio in "Le Nozze di Figaro" and the High Commissioner in "Madama Butterfly." Other roles include Zuniga (Carmen) with the Norwalk Symphony, Pistola (Falstaff) with Taconic Opera, and the Pirate King (Pirates of Penzance) and Private Willis (Iolanthe) with Troupers Light Opera. He currently sings with the professional chorus Music-on-the-Hill in Weston and the Mendelssohn Choir in Fairfield. He studies voice with the renowned Metropolitan Opera bass John Macurdy. Bob’s collegaues include tenor Robert Pulco, who has performed over 40 operatic roles and appeared as soloist in venues that include the Bronx Opera, Symphony Space and Alice Tully Hall. Also joining Bob is Soprano Claire Stadmueller who has performed at Carnegie Hall, with the New York Grand Opera in Central Park, Avery Fisher Hall and elsewhere. Pianist Justine Macurdy will accompany these talented vocalists. Ms Macurdy, a ,member of the Schubert Club, has spent summers in the opera departments of Tanglewood in Lenox, MA, and Ogleby Park in Wheeling, WV.

Members $5, non -members $10. Children under 12 are free.

Summer Pop Concert - Red Molly
Jul 19, 2015
5:00 p.m.
Red Molly Returns! Calling all Redheads – you know who you are! Red Molly fans! The folk trio of of Laurie MacAllister (vocals, guitar, banjo), Abbie Gardner (vocals, guitar, Dobro, lap steel guitar), and Molly Venter (vocals, guitar) perform original works composed by each of the group members, as well as covers of other songwriters we all love.

Members $5, non -members $10. Children under 12 are free.

Summer Camp Week Four
Jul 20, 2015 Thru Jul 24, 2015

Edible Gardening
As more and more families and communities become connected to where their food comes from, we’ll take this week to showcase our vegetable and herb gardens. Campers will help harvest crops from our gardens to share with their families at home, and we’ll have some special snacks throughout the week as well.

Summer Classical Concert - Marissa Olegario
Jul 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. Before entering the Yale School of Music, bassoonist Marissa Olegario toured with the Sacramento Youth Symphony Premiere Orchestra in Europe. Among the many honors she has received are the John P. Paynter Memorial Scholarship, 2007 Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association Youth Scholarship, Maestro Award at the San Francisco Heritage Festival in 2008, Dan Heistand Memorial Scholarship in 2009, and Honorable Mention for the Mondavi Center Young Artist Competition, 2009.

Members $5, non -members $10. Children under 12 are free.

Summer Pop Concert - The Kerry Brothers
Jul 26, 2015
5:00 p.m. Connecticut’s favorite Irish balladeers who have been performing together for over 23 years, dazzling fans of all ages from Maine to New York. Their humorous, high-energy show will have you clapping and singing along in no time, engaging you from start to finish.

Members $5, non -members $10. Children under 12 are free.

Summer Camp Week Five
Jul 27, 2015 Thru Jul 31, 2015

Tree Tour
Over the last 100 years, the Arboretum has planted and cared for many different types of trees from around the world. We’ll use this week to learn about these special trees. Campers will learn basics in tree identification, the difference between native and non-native species, and we’ll discuss some of the reasons why trees are so important to people from around the world.