The Foundation for New American Art
In association with Allegretto Outreach of Orleans
GALA BENEFIT CONCERT
PHOEBE LEGERE & the ALGONQUIN QUINTET
Brick Hill House, Orleans, Ma. June 8th
Foundation for New American Art is partnering with Allegretto Outreach in Orleans to offer free afterschool music programs for the children of Orleans Spring 2020.
Call for reservations and directions and info..
The Facebook event page is: https://www.facebook.com/events/286492402023802/?ti=ia
The Algonquin Quintet is an All-Women, All-Philanthropist Ensemble:
Q and A with the Artists after the Concert.
Learn more about Foundationfornewamericanart.org
Phoebe Legere is a multi-disciplinary legend. She is known for her musicianship, her songs, her striking visual concepts and her singing. Phoebe Legere has been called a “brilliant, heroic songwriter.” She performs original songs along with classic Cajun, Gospel, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Abenaki and Americana favorites.
Phoebe Legere’s Deep Connection to Cape Cod
“Cape Cod is in my blood. This seashore is my first memory. I spent my childhood here. To me Cape Cod is synonymous with beauty, family, happiness, and freedom. My parents were both artists. They studied with Hans Hoffman in Provincetown during the Golden Age of Provincetown creativity”. says Legere.
Phoebe's latest album, HEART OF LOVE, reached #18 on the ROOTS Charts.
The singer/songwriter is touring in her Visionary Van to raise money for her nonprofit Foundation for New American Art (FNAA) that brings Art & Music to underserved children. Phoebe Legere is the founder and executive director of the FNAA. The FNAA activities for the children restore this curriculum in low-income communities whose schools have cut or eliminated Arts Education programs. As Director and Conductor of the Lower East Side Children’s Chorus Phoebe Legere is keeping indigenous American folk traditions alive.
Legere has performed thousands of shows from Country Fairs to NPR, from Folk Festivals to the Pow Wow circuit, from Songwriter Circles to a CBS Sunday Morning feature when she won First Runner-Up in “America’s Hottest Accordionist Contest” in Branson, MO.
The New York Times raved about Phoebe’s piano chops, but it was her work on the accordion that rocketed Legere to national fame and brought the accordion back in the national consciousness as a joyous, rockin’ instrument of delight!
Legere has played with Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Steve Martin and John Hartford and Phoebe collaborated with Hunter Thompson on a number of outlaw art performances. She studied music composition at Juilliard and the Philosophy of Art at Vassar.