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Open Mic Classical / Sunday, February 19th, 2017 @ 3pm

Open Mic Classical (or the mic-less open mic) 3rd Sunday of the month, 3- 5pm @ First Parish Brewster UU Church 1969 Main St. Brewster, MA Let us know if you need a pianist, we can schedule one for you. (sign up at 2:45 pm, pianist available to rehears on request)

We are very excited to announce that our guest performers on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 will be clarinetist Monika Woods and pianist Elizabeth Tipton.

Mónika and Elizabeth started working together in 2014 Fall, as they met through their mutual friendship with local musician Deborah Geithner, and share a passion for unearthing classical music's more quirky and idiosyncratic pieces.

Elizabeth Tipton has graduate degrees in performance from the Juilliard School of Music with post graduate work at Columbia Teachers College in N.Y.C. She has performed extensively as a soloist, in chamber music ensembles and as a collaborative pianist. She is on the faculty of the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Art in Falmouth.

Transylvanian born clarinetist, Mónika Woods received her musical training at the prestigiuos Gh. Dima Music Academy, where she graduated with high honors and a Masters in Stylistics of Clarinet Performance. Monika Woods, has been featured by Cape Symphony, Chatham Chorale, among others. She is founder of Open Mic Classical, and teaches at her studio in Brewster.

So what is Open Mic Classical?

An “Open Mic” is for popular music only, right?

WRONG!

We are bringing you Open Mic Classical, a new experience in classical music, to help our community's musicians share their music with a friendly, supportive and appreciative audience.

Are you a doctor with a classical horn habit, or an orchestra member who misses playing in small ensembles? Are you an aspiring young student who doesn't ever get a chance to play with a pianist, but would like to develop your performing skills? Or a composer eager to try out your newest work?

Dust off your flugelhorn, oil your keys, drink your raw egg, and come share your talent in an intimate and casual atmosphere.

Admission is free, and classical musicians of all ages and levels are welcome.

Pianist on site is available on request to accompany you.

“Open Mic Classical” is brought to you by clarinetist Mónika Woods (winner of the Cape Symphony's 2013 Soloist Competition) and amateur violist and sculptor Robert Marcus representing First Parish Brewster, with Lucy Banner and Elizabeth Tipton as collaborative pianists.

It will be held at 3:00 pm on the third Sunday of every month through June at the Brewster Meeting House (1969 Main Street on Route 6A). Participants are asked to sign in at 2:45pm, rehearsal with pianist on request.

Whether you are an amateur musician, performing artist, fan of classical music, volunteer, venue or business seeking to sponsor a cause, please contact us.

Further information is available from Monika Woods www.klarinetista.com or by phone (774)-353-0244.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brewster Cultural Council, Harwich Cultural Council, and Orleans Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Thank you: First Parish Brewster UU Church, Canary Burton at seadirdstudio.com, Eli Woods & Co, Monika Woods at klarinetista.com, massachusettsculturalcouncil.org, Brewster Cultural Council, Harwich Cultural Council, Orleans Cultural Council.

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