This Weekend: Some Big Easy Music Saturday, Powers Piano Festival

Photo: Sam Dechenne of Sammy D and the Late Risers.

• “Sammy D and the Late Risers” bring New Orleans, Dixieland jazz, and Mardi Gras to Belmont on Saturday, April 11 at 3 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room.

Formed in the summer of 2009, “Sammy D and the Late Risers” is made up of some of the finest musicians in the area – Sam Dechenne (trumpet), Jonathan Polit (clarinet), Eric Royer (banjo), and Josiah Reibstein (tuba) – playing classic Dixieland and New Orleans repertoire. When not playing concerts you can see them strolling around Downtown Crossing in Boston playing for the suited community. Music on Saturday is free to all thanks to the sponsorship of the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.

Celebrating its 51st year, the 2015 Mildred Freiberg Piano Festival is a weekend-long celebration consists of multiple concerts and performances by students from all over the region.  This festival has become a tradition for students in grades K-12. Over the years, the festival concerts have celebrated both a student’s first performance and the exciting accomplishments of more mature artists. 

Saturday, April 11, All Saints’ Church, 17 Clark St.
Brewster Hall Concerts at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, and 7:30 p.m.
Sanctuary Concerts at 4:30. 6:00. and 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 12, Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont St.

Gardner Hall Concerts at 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 6:00, and 7:30 pm

Sanctuary Concerts at 4:30. 6:00. and 7:30 pm

Note: Concerts are primarily grouped according to age with the evening concerts reserved for high school students. 


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