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Proctors Theatre
Schenectady, NY
May 29, 2009
Featuring some of New York’s favorite musicians — traditional as well as performer/interpreters



Gala Benefit Concert and Voices Release Party

Thank you to all of our fans and supporters! It was a wonderful night of music in the GE Theater at Proctors. See photos from the event below.

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Gala Benefit Concert and Voices Release Party

Voices—Roots and Branches of New York Folk Music
May 29, 2009
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Collage of performers at benefit
Proctors’ Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady
Reception/Meet the Artists at 5:30 p.m. in Robb Alley, Proctor’s
Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the GE Theater of Proctors
A benefit event featuring some of New York’s favorite musicians — traditional as well as performer/interpreters. Featured performers included Joe Bruchac, Abenaki storyteller and flute player and his son Jesse Bruchac; Adirondack singer/songwriter Dan Berggren; multi-instrumentalist John Kirk and Cedar Stanistreet; ballad singer Colleen Cleveland; Sengalese drummer and dancer Fode Sissoko; and performer/interpreters Kim and Reggie Harris.

VIEW PHOTOS from the Concert. Click on photos below to see larger images.

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Photo Captions (left to right):
  1. The reception scene before the concert. Attendees dined, chatted, bought raffle tickets, and enjoyed the spacious lobby area generously donated at Proctor’s Theater.

  2. Wow, was the food spread by A Taste of Europe catering ever delicious! A few reception attendees, including Bill Spence (with back to camera), Andy Spence of Old Songs and John McKeeby, enjoy the tasty food and engaging conversation before the concert.

  3. Care to raffle? Eileen Condon, Voices editor, at the raffle table answering a few questions with Maeve McKeeby alongside.

  4. The musicians we work with love to jam! Here are Fode Sissoko and John Kirk, two of the featured performers of the benefit concert, jamming backstage beforehand.

  5. A wonderful finale. Perfomers and audience members alike joined in a sung farewell at the end of the concert. (Included L-R are John Kirk, Joe Bruchac (in hat), Reggie Harris, Toby Stover, Bill Spence, George Ward in red (the MC for the evening), Kim Harris, Jesse Bruchac, Colleen Cleveland, and Dan Berggren playing the guitar).

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