Benefit concert for New Hope

Jan 18, 2014
Source: Belfast Creative Coalition Tremolino

Unity — Midcoast ensemble Tremolino will perform Portuguese fado music in a concert to benefit New Hope for Women Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St.

Tickets are $15, available via New Hope by calling 596-7147 or visiting newhopeforwomen.org. Tapas and dessert will be available.

Tremolino will be joined by dancer Shana Bloomstein to present this evening of great food, drink, dance and music from the café's of Portugal to the coffee houses of Greenwich Village. There also will be a silent auction of goods and services donated by local businesses.

Tremolino performs Portuguese fado music, a fiery, soulful folk style filled with passionate lyrics and mournful tunes. A quartet of Waldo County musicians, Tremolino features singer and guitarist Leslie Stein, who has sung everything from folk to rock, musicals to jazz. Fado is her passion. The group also includes guitarist Jim Macdonald, a graduate of the Allman Brothers School of Endless Guitar solos who has explored many kinds of music; Chris Marshall, who has been in a Russian balalaika group, a Javanese gamelan and a Bulgarian dance band; and Doug Ronco, who has been playing guitar and bass regionally since the ‘50s. Tremolino's repertoire also includes songs from Spain, Greenwich Village and other exotic locales.

All proceeds will benefit New Hope for Women, which serves Lincoln, Knox, Waldo and Sagadahoc counties, offering support to people affected by domestic violence in all its forms including domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. New Hope also provides educational resources for the public, schools, other domestic violence-related agencies, hospitals and medical offices.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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