Concert for a Cause: Jeremiah & Annemieke McLane
Annemieke Spoelstra is a classical pianist from the Netherlands; Jeremiah McLane is an accordionist from Vermont with a background in folk and jazz. Playing together since 2010, the Vermont-based husband-and-wife duo performs classical works by European and South American composers who drew inspiration from folk melodies. Annemieke won the First Prize for the best piano-accompaniment at the Netherlands National Young Music Talent, and was a finalist at the international competition in Paris at the ‘Lily and Nadia Boulanger’ competition. Jeremiah was awarded National Public Radio’s “favorite pick” for his recording Smile When You’re Ready, and also French publication Trad Mag ‘s “BRAVO” award for his recording Hummingbird, with Ruthie Dornfeld. Together Annemieke and Jeremiah blend the earthy spirit of folk traditions and the technical skill of classical arrangements to create something that is unique and solely their own. Their program includes compositions by Astor Piazzolla, Edvard Grieg, Francis Poulenc, and Alan Hovhaness. Maurice Ravel, Anton Dvorak and Astor Piazzolla.
All donations will benefit The Family Place.
The Family Place is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1985 in White River Junction, Vermont, by a group of community members concerned about the well-being of young children. Shortly thereafter, we were designated by the State of Vermont to be the Parent Child Center for the area. Last year, The Family Place reached over 1,700 children from 1,200 families in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. We offer programs for all families with young children, with an emphasis on intensive, holistic support for those most in need. Our programs address critical quality-of-life issues, including child safety, financial stability, healthy development, mental health, literacy and education, food and housing security. From the beginning, we have maintained a strong focus on the most vulnerable young children; we are the primary provider of prevention and intervention programs for children birth to three.
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