Tim Connell & Cesar Garabini workshops and concert Oct. 21

The talent just keeps coming, folks.

We’re trying a new thing: an afternoon of mandolin and guitar workshops with Tim Connell and Cesar Garabini, followed by an evening concert of Brazilian choro music.


These guys are WORLD CLASS musicians, and they are coming to delight us right here in the listening room at McClary Hill Farm. They rocked everybody’s wold when they played to a packed house at the Stone Church Music Club during March Mandolin Festival, and we are SO excited that they are coming!

So we’re trying something for the very first time: 90-minute workshops with master artists in the afternoon, followed by evening concert.

Here’s how it will work:
You let us know which workshop you would like to join (guitar or mandolin) and bring your mando or guitar for a workshop from 2:30-4. All levels welcome. We’ll give you some suggestions for where to eat supper, and then you come back for the 7:30 show!

The workshops are $50, concert is $20, price for both together is $60. SPACE IS LIMITED!! Please RSVP to Mcclaryhillfarmconcerts@gmail.com to save yourself a spot for the show, the workshops or both!

More about the artists:

Tim Connell is well-known to acoustic music fans as a top-tier, virtuoso mandolinist, touring internationally with Mike Marshall’s Ger Mandolin Orchestra and several of his own projects including Rio Con Brio and Stumptown Swing.

Tim has also spent many years putting together a set of solo arrangements for the mandolin, from Brazilian choros to Irish jigs, from Beatles to Broadway.

Tim will perform with Cesar Gabarini, an equally virtuosic performer on the Brazilian 7-string gutiar. Born in Brazil and currently based in New York, Cesar is one of the top 7-string players in the world, performing a variety of styles and touring with top artists. The duo’s take on traditional Brazilian music and Gypsy Jazz is modern, playfully conversant and deeply groovy.

About Tim:
A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and a virtuoso mandolinist with over twenty years professional performing experience, Tim Connell has created a sophisticated and original global style on the mandolin. Widely regarded as one of the top North American interpreters of the Brazilian choro style on the mandolin, Tim has also developed his own unique voice for the instrument, described in a recent Mandolin Magazine cover story as “fiery and energetic, soulful and evocative.”

About Cesar:
Born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Cesar Garabini has lived also in Florence, Italy, and New York. Attracted to the guitar as a young teenager, it wasn’t until he moved to Italy that he began to develop a passion for the music of his native Brazil, especially choro, bossa nova and samba. He plays the seven-string Brazilian classical guitar, mixing both traditional music and techniques with a modern sensibility and musicality.


November 2: Rhythm Future Quartet! Smokin’ gypsy jazz, people. SMOKIN’ gypsy jazz…

Hope to see you soon! Great progress being made on the brewery, too — come check it out…

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