Concert Benefits Free After School Music Programs for Children

June 8th in Orleans
Singer songwriter Phoebe Legere (Courtesy photo)

The Foundation for New American Art

In association with Allegretto Outreach of Orleans

Presents a



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.

Brick Hill House
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Suggested donation is $20

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The Algonquin Quintet is an All-Women, All-Philanthropist Ensemble:

  • Mary Loebig, Bass,  teacher of at-risk teens in Dennis, Ma
  • Dinah Mellin,Violin,  Founder, Allegretto Outreach
  • Phoebe Legere, Guitar, Accordion, Piano,  Vocals,  Executive Director, Foundation for New American Art
  • Susan Rakowski, Vice President, Foundation for New American Art, Founder, Stung Treng School, Cambodia

Q and A with the Artists after the Concert.

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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 Americas 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. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on