Songs of Love comes to Music & More at the Cape Cod Museum of Art

February 16th at the museum...
Vocalist Dennis Flaherty (Courtesy photo)

Dennis, MA - On Sunday, February 16 at 2:30pm the Cape Cod Museum of Art will host “Songs of Love,” a concert designed to portray love and its diversity. Love can have many characteristics, different facets, shapes, and colors. Enjoy standards from the Great American Songbook, songs made popular by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley, and more recently, Michael Bublé. Performed by Dennis Flaherty on vocals, Edward "Eddie" Scheer on piano, Ron Ormsby on bass and

Bart Weisman on drums, this concert is sure to please all!  


After the performance, there will be More high spirits as guests mingle with the musicians over coffee, tea and cookies. “We’re very happy to announce an addition to our ‘More’ this year, said Benton Jones, Director of Arts.  “Before or after the concert, attendees can enjoy a delicious prix fixe meal at the popular Encore Bistro & Bar, just steps from the Museum.”  

 

The Cape Cod Museum of Art’s popular “Music & More!” Concert Series, sponsored by the Cape Cod Cooperative Bank, has been bringing joyful music to Cape Codders for 17 years. Music & More runs Sundays, January 5 through March 29 at 2:30pm with sold-out performances every week at the CCMoA, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis Village.  Enjoy intimate concerts with musicians from a vast variety of disciplines, including swing, blue grass, Dixieland jazz, Celtic music, jazz standards and classical music. Following each performance, join the musicians for conversation and light refreshments. Tickets are $18/$170 Season Pass for non-members, $15/$140 Season Pass for members of CCMoA. Reservations are recommended, call 508/385-4477 x 20 or reserve online at www.ccmoa.org.

 

 

Music and More 2020 Lineup

Concerts start at 2:30

$18 Admission / $170 Season Pass

$15 Members Admission / $140 Season Pass

 

 

Remaining Concerts:

 

February 16        Dennis Flaherty, Edward "Eddie" Scheer, Ron Ormsby and Bart Weisman will be performing “Songs of Love”                              

 

February 23        Jerry Portnoy & Brother Phil: Blues for a Sunday Afternoon        

 

March 1                Bruce Abbott (saxophone) and James Rosenblum (piano) will be performing “From Classical Music to Popular Song”  

 

March 8                Fred Fried, Peggy Gerber and Michael Ryle                                                         

 

March 15             Rose Clancy & Max Cohen: Your St. Patrick’s Day Holiday Celtic Concert                                                

March 22             Henry Acker Trio with Henry Acker – Guitar, Victor Acker -                                                                                           Guitar and Dana Acker - Double Bass                                                                     

 

March 29             Jenifer Jackson: “Paths” Record Release                                              

 

About the Performers:

Dennis Flaherty - A lifetime lover of Cape Cod summers, Dennis retired from his teaching career (Elementary Physical Education, Town of Medway) in 2011, and since 2013, is a year round Cape Cod resident. For the past five years, Dennis has been, and continues to be the lead singer with the Cape Conservatory Jazz Band, an eighteen piece big band led by Tyler Newcomb. Dennis specializes in songs made popular by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, and more. Dennis can also be heard on occasion singing with the Bart Weisman Jazz Band, and Stage Door Canteen. 


Edward "Eddie" Scheer - MIT graduate (two degrees - Engineering and Music), retired from his day job at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Eddie continues, as he has for many years, to play piano in local establishments in the Falmouth and Bourne area: The Chart Room, Bucatino, The Quarterdeck, and Jack's, and years ago, The Nimrod. One of Eddie's specialties is to blend different songs into clever medleys. 


Ron Ormsby -- Ron is a jazz bassist originally from Boston, where he studied at Berklee College of Music. In addition to performing at many of the local Boston jazz clubs, he was a founding member of the Boston Jazz Quartet. This group played extensively throughout the New England area and made two tours through Europe. From 1979 to 1984, he owned and operated The Columns Restaurant, a well-known jazz club on Cape Cod. For twenty years Ron was the bassist and personal manager for stride and Dixieland pianist Marie Marcus. Ron performed with Marie in jazz clubs from Cape Cod to Miami as well as an appearance at the Newport/New York Jazz Festival. He has also appeared in concert with jazz greats such as Chuck Wayne, Warren Vache, Joe Muranyi, Dick Johnson, Billy Stritch, Howard Alden, Ken Peplowski and many others. Ron currently performs in the greater New England area and one month a year in São Paulo, Brazil. In addition, from 1986 to 2015 he owned and operated REO Studios, a 24-track professional recording studio on Cape Cod.


Bart Weisman is the Executive Producer & Performer for the Provincetown Jazz Festival and performs with his jazz group, klezmer swing group, smooth jazz group, and the Cape Cod Jazz Quintet across Cape Cod. 

 

About the Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cape Cod Museum of Art, the regional art museum of Cape Cod, the Islands and Southeastern Massachusetts, is located off Route 6A, 60 Hope Lane, on the grounds of Cape Cod Center for the Arts in Dennis. Admission: Free for members and children 12 and under; adults $10, Seniors 62+ $8; students aged 13-18 $7. Gallery hours beginning December 1: Thursday-Saturday 10am - 4pm; Sunday noon – 4pm.  ARTfull Thursdays! Free Admission to the Galleries from 4:00pm - 7:00pm on Thursdays. Special programs may also be enjoyed for a small fee. Information: 508-385-4477 or www.ccmoa.org.


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