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Seasons of Light with Magpie (Monthly Program)

  • 18 Dec 2015
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Seekers Church, Washington, DC
"Season of Light" Holiday Concert with Magpie--Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner

From Solstice to Chanukah to Christmas to Kwanzaa, many cultures celebrate the turn of the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere, watchful of the sun's incremental return and imbuing the longer days with gratitude for times past and optimism for the year to come. The changing season resonates with hope and freedom, of new life and new beginnings and of the basic principles for living together in peace and prosperity. Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino (aka Magpie) perform music and tell stories from traditions that mark this "Season of Light, ? celebrating the many common themes of these cultural festivals: the changing seasons, respect for nature, the quest for freedom, kindness to others, unity, cooperation, purpose and creativity. 

Long active in the DC metropolitan area, Magpie is the contemporary folk duo of Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino. Known as environmental musicians, activists and teachers, they have spent over 40 years performing all over the country (heck, all over the world) in festivals, schools, historical associations and museums, including the Smithsonian. They are also Master Artists with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts. Originally from Ohio and former long-time residents of Takoma Park, they now make their home in upstate New York.

If you haven't heard them--and local opportunities to give a listen abound, from the annual Washington Folk Festival in June to countless area performances--imagine two strong voices that can take the lead as easily as they can blend in magical two-part harmonies. Greg's guitar arrangements and masterful playing accompany most of their songs, complemented by Terry's second guitar, amazing harmonica, sparkling mandolin and sultry dulcimer. Theirs is a powerful sound, brimming with purpose and passion. Audiences are always inspired (and welcome) to sing along. You just can't help yourself; it's all a part of the show.

FSGW is proud to present this special holiday concert at 8 pm on Friday, December 18, at the completely accessible Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St., NW, Washington, DC, cattycorner from the Takoma Park Metro (street parking or in the metro lot). Free to FSGW members; public admission $20 at the door. 

This concert is sponsored, in part, by the Jonathan Eberhart Fund of the FSGW, in memory of one of the founders of the organization who passionately loved music of all sorts.

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