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New Concert Series! “Music at the Farm”

The Burrillville Land Trust and Grace Note Farm are continuing our indoor concert series at the Farm featuring internationally recognized artists every 2nd Sunday of the month, starting April 14 through December 8, 2019. Come and enjoy the unique and exciting music and give the gift of music to someone you care about.

Our 2019 Concert Series Supporters

Program Benefactor
Chepachet Resident (anonymous)
Dr. & Mrs. Tullio D. Pitassi

Artist Sponsor
Burrillville Land Trust
Snowhurst Farm
WESCO Energy

Jessica Toracinta

April 14 (Palm Sunday)
The Jess Tora Jazz Trio returns to Music at the Farm as “Artists in Residence” performing the old standards and Great American Songbook. Ms. Toracinta is “a lady with a remarkable voice who warms your heart”. She is a well known jazz singer and teacher in Rhode Island with students who go on to sing on Broadway. She is graduate of Rhode Island College and an alumni of Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has written and recorded her own material including a holiday release containing four original songs. She is accompanied by pianist Greg Wardson and bass player David Zinno.

Dave Zinno

Greg Wardson, pianist, composer, arranger, recording artist and teacher lives in Warwick RI and is an Associate Professor at Berklee College in Boston. He has recorded with singers Smokey Robinson, Clark Terry, Aretha Franklin and others and his music has been used in the movies Philadelphia, Walking and Talking and A Day in Black and White.

Dave Zinno, jazz bassist, composer, and educator teaches at URI, Salve Regina and Brown University. He has worked with Grammy winning vocalist Dianne Schuur and has toured Europe, South America, North Africa and the US. He has recorded on the Rope-A-Dope Records, Soul Note Records, Arabesque, and Whaling City Sound. He has recently toured festivals in Italy and Brazil.

Jessica Toracinta David Rivera Bozon

Tickets are $20 per person; $10 for students. Buy now!

May 12 (Mother’s Day)
Gift mom or a friend with Columbian tenor David Rivera Bozon and pianist Leona Cheung. Bozon will serenade with “My Favorite Arias” and more. He has sung opera roles in Spain, France, Columbia, South America and the U. S. Mr. Rivera Bozon awards include finalist in the Talents of the World Voice Competition, NY and the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and first prize in the Rhode Island’s Civic Chorale and Orchestra Competition and New England Conservatory’s John Moriarty Presidential Scholarship in Boston. He will sing with the Central City Opera of Colorado this summer.

Upcoming Concerts & Artists

June 9  – “Tour Europe in the 1700’s” with Virginia Sindelar, flute & Suzanne Cartreine, harpsichord – music of Handel, C.P.E. Bach, J.S.Bach, Quantz, Loeillet, and Locatelli.

July 14 – Bastille Day “Discover the Clarinet Fantastique” Milos Bjelica, clarinet & Paulis Pancekauskas, piano perform Mozart, Monti, Grgin, Bassi, Copland and Serbian folk music

August 11 –  Guitarist Phil Goldenberg performs Tarrega, Milano, Sierra, Britten, Brouwer, and Troster. Sept 8 “Fall in Love with the violin Again” artists in residence David Bernat, violin & Jiarong Li, piano return with Bartok, Vaughan Williams, a Chinese work and more

Oct 13 – Duo Maresienne, Olav Chris Henriksen, lute, cittern and English guitar and Carol Lewis, violas da gamba, hunts, bagpipes and Scots tunes of the Scottish Renaissance and Baroque

Nov. 10 – Cellist Eunghee Cho will perform a cello and piano program of Kodaly, Beethoven, Chopin, Bach , Chinese melodies

Dec. 8 – Jess Tora Jazz Trio Holiday program

True to its Historic Roots

Grace Note Farm, also known as the Benjamin Smith homestead farm c. 1730, is nestled in the northwest corner of Rhode Island adjacent to the George Washington Management area.

Catering to Equestrians

Riders can enjoy over six hours of riding on wide, mostly sandy trails that connect to Connecticut and Massachusetts. Trails wind through a covered bridge, hemlock grove and pass picturesque lakes and streams. You can ride alone on the well marked trails, or join a guide. Over 25 miles are safe for carriages.

Guests bring their own horses and can stay one or more nights on their own or in groups of up to 8 people. The stalls are airy and there is plenty of turnout in the rolling pastures or corrals surrounding the farm. Grace Note Farm welcomes group rides, and offers breakfast or lunch. The farm hosts parties for horse enthusiasts.

Activities in CT, MA, and RI are Near

Nearby activities include massage therapy for horse and rider, and private or group lessons in the outdoor ring. Mountain biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, cross-country skiing are all permitted in the adjacent state park. Enjoy visits to Southwick Zoo (Mendon, Ma); Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, Ma); and the over thirty antique stores in Putnam, CT.

Recommended by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
Email: bvtourism@aol.com or call 401-724-2200