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This Weekend at the Nazareth Center for the Arts

The Large Flowerheads, Ellyot H. Ray and the Pennsylvania Guitar Quintet are just some of the performers taking the stage at the Nazareth Center for the Arts this weekend.

The Large Flowerheads and Ellyot H. Ray to Perform Friday Night

The Large Flowerheads, a unique band that brings the sights and sounds of the 60s to life, will take the stage Friday night at 8:30 at the .

“The Large Flowerheads look like the 60s with their paisley shirts and Nehru jackets, and they sound enough like the bands of that era to be the real thing,” wrote Jack Fichter from the Cape May County Herald.

The band is made up of Maureen “Moe” Jerant on the drums, Dave “Dano” D’Amelio on the vintage Farfisa organ and bass, Billy Trexler on lead guitar and electric sitar, and Greg Geist on rhythm guitar and mandolin.

The Large Flowerheads have a repertoire that includes music by The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Box Tops, The Buckinghams and many more.

To learn more about the Large Flowerheads or to listen to some of their music, visit www.largeflowerheads.com.

Opening for the Large Flowerheads will be Easton resident Ellyot H. Ray, who is best known for playing his weissenborn lapslide guitar. Ray, a French-born musician, has been playing guitar since he was 12 years old. He performs a selection of music that ranges from timeless blues and folk rock to soulful acoustic.

In an email to Patch, Ray said his music is “hard to define and nearly impossible to put in a box.”

To find out more about Ray and to hear a sampling of his music, visit www.ellyothray.com.

Tickets are $10 and are available through the Nazareth Center for the Arts online box office.

 

Holiday House Tour

The 4th Annual Holiday House Tour - sponsored by the Nazreth Center for the Arts - is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each home on the tour will not only be decorated for the holidays, but will also feature art and music.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the online box office.

 

Steve Brosky 'n Jimmy Meyer with Brian Bortz and Tom Pilyar

Taking the stage Saturday at 8 p.m. will be the talented duo of Steve Brosky 'n Jimmy Meyer.

On their website, www.stevebrosky.com, the Lehigh Valley Music Award winners describe their music this way: “Think Van Morrison meets [Bruce] Springsteen meets Van Halen -- unplugged."

Brosky is a singer-songwriter whose "songs speak a truth, sometimes glad, sometimes sad, but always brilliant,” according to the duo's website. Meyer has been performing for over 30 years.

Brosky and Meyer will be joined onstage by Brian Bortz on the upright bass and Tom Pilyar on the drums. Prepare for both original music and blues covers.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the online box office.

 

The Pennsylvania Guitar Quintet to Perform Sunday

The Pennsylvania Guitar Quintet will perform a holiday show at the Nazareth Center for the Arts on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Quintet -- formed in 2003 -- performs a variety of musical styles, including classical, jazz and blues.

The holiday show will consist of two halves. The first will feature classical music, while the second will feature traditional Christmas music that's been specially arranged for classical guitars.

Members of the Pennsylvania Guitar Quintet include:

  • Frank Flandorffer, Sr. - Director
  • Michael Baer
  • Sean Bach
  • Thomas Mondschein
  • Heath Hitchcock.

To learn more about the Pennsylvania Guitar Quintet, visit www.pagq.com.

Tickets are $10 and are available through the online box office.

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