Thursday, September 14, 2017

WMNR to broadcast MusicFest interview


Be sure to tune in
 this Sunday, September 17 @ 5:00 PM 
for a feature interview about 
MusicFest 2017.

WMNR host Fred Velardi speaks to Monroe Congregational Church's Senior Pastor Jenn Gingras and Music Director Will Duchon about the emergence of the Monroe MusicFest as a new cultural tradition. Also, Fred speaks with several MusicFest performers: Mary Beth Sippin from Goldrush, singer/songwriter Sylvie Abate from The Beekeepers, and cellist Larry Wissink. Silver Steel Band's director Jim Royle speaks about his group, and even gives an in studio demonstration of their music along with band member Brian Ente.


At the WMNR studio: (left to right) Larry Wissink, WMNR broadcaster/host Fred Velardi, Jim Royle, Mary Beth Sippin, Brian Ente. Will Duchon in back. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Will Duchon, pianist


This year at MusicFest, pianist Will Duchon will perform three preludes and several original song settings by George Gershwin, followed by Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata, Op. 57.