Acclaimed Gypsy Swing Ensemble Comes to NEPA
Halifax-based Gypsophilia is a group of seven young performers whose instrumental music straddles the jazz and indie-swing worlds. The band started as a Django Reinhardt tribute, but soon found itself mixing and composing gypsy jazz with klezmer, funk, classical music, swing, and bebop while sweeping up international music awards and selling out shows all over the US and Canada. Now, Harmony Presents, our local performing arts production team, showcases Gypsophilia in the historic Milford Theater at the conclusion of the Milford Music Festival on June 9th at 5:00 p.m. A reason to come in and of itself, The Milford Theater has recently been restored and beautified by Jerry Beaver of the Black Bear Film Festival.
Event promoter and managing director of Harmony Presents, Jill Carletti states, “Bringing unique and incredibly exciting performing arts to our corner of Northeast, PA is a fiery passion for us. We’re so thrilled to team-up with Jerry Beaver at the Milford Theater to produce this mind-blowing show. Music lovers, culture enthusiasts and people who simply thrive on seeing great things will flip over Gypsophilia.”
Gypsophilia is known for their serious musicianship, humor and showmanship with the capability of enchanting a sit-down crowd at one moment, and whipping people into a dancing, clapping, singing frenzy at the next. Bob Harris from BBC Radio 2 says, “There is a definite edge to their music. [They] blur the lines between Django Reinhardt-inspired jazz on the one hand and indie music on the other – it’s quite incredible … if you ever see their name you must go and see them – it’s a visual delight as well.”
Tickets may be reserved at www.silkmillharmony.com for $17 in advance online or purchased at the door for $20. Reserving tickets in advance online also gets ticket holders exclusive offers at select Milford Restaurants and choice seating. Show starts on June 9, 2013 at 5:00 with doors at 4:30. Call (570) 588-8077 for questions or help purchasing tickets online. Concert located at the Milford Theater found at 114 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA. Make sure to “Like” Harmony Presents on Facebook and subscribe to their newsletter online for promotions, deals and updates! Harmony Presents is sponsored by Bold Gold Media.