“Sweet and Savory Treats” concert and silent auction
Claude Cymerman and Eric Edberg (classical cello and piano), Cathie Malach (contemporary pianist/composer), Steve Snyder and Sandy Williams (jazz piano and guitar), and Ming-Hui Kuo and Josiah Rushing (percussion)
Sunday, January 12 | 3:00-4:45PM | Free Admission
Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church
You’re invited! Please join us Sunday afternoon for the Greencastle Summer Music Festival’s ‘Sweet and Savory Treats”: a free concert with refreshments and a silent-auction fundraiser in Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church.
Please invite your friends and colleagues — and feel free to forward this email to spread the word. All are welcome!
Performers include contemporary pianist/composer Cathie Malach (one of last summer’s biggest hits), Steve Snyder and Sandy Williams (jazz piano and guitar), DePauw percussion professor Ming-Hui Kuo joined by School of Music percussion alum Josiah Rushing, and Greencastle’s legendary pianist Claude Cymerman performing with festival founder cellist Eric Edberg.
This special event has been underwritten by local photographer and author Stu Fabe, and by Marla Helton of Serendipity Yoga Studio.
There is no admission charge for the event, which will last approximately 90 minutes. Voluntary donations to the festival’s endowment at the Putnam County Community Foundation will be welcomed, though: the afternoon of multi-genre music performed by some of Greencastle’s finest professional musicians is serving as an endowment fundraiser.
Between sets, audience members can enjoy refreshments and bid on a growing list of silent auction items including a house concerts with cellist Edberg or Black Market Vinyl; gift certificates from Almost Home, Bridges Craft Pizza and Wine Bar, and Moore’s Bar; photos, books, and gourd artwork by Stu Fabe; yoga classes with Marla Helton; a massage session with Cathie Malach; Tad Robinson CDs; a framed photograph by Lynne Tweedie; artwork by Martha Opdahl; a drum circle with Beth Benedix and Shem Rees; and baked goods from Susannah Hardesty and Barbara South.
The festival, which began in 2005, presents 12 weekly Wednesday evening concerts from Memorial Day through mid-August, performed by professional musicians from the regional as well as national and international artists. The festival also provides educational programming for the Summer Enrichment Program, also hosted by Gobin, and this summer will be presenting events at retirement homes and other locations where people can’t make it out to concerts.
Eric Edberg, the festival’s founding artistic director, who spent 31 years on the DePauw music faculty, says, “I’m thrilled not only with the lineup of performers, but also by the number of people who are donating items for our silent auction. We created the festival to help fill what was then a summer lull in the Putnam County performing arts scene, and grew to embrace a mission of ‘bringing people together with friends making music for friends.’ Sunday is going to be a wonderful celebration of music, friendship, and our community.”
The festival is funded by donations from local individuals and businesses, including the Inn at Depauw and Greenburg Accounting, income from its endowment at the Putnam County Community Foundation, and in 2019 received a grant from the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau