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All Saints’ to host Celtic to Classical concert Aug. 17

August 15, 2019

Featuring music designed to appeal to people of all ages and musical tastes, the Celtic to Classical ensemble will return for its fourth season to present a program of American Originals featuring music by American composers at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church.

Led by composer, violinist and pianist Sheridan Seyfried, American Originals is anchored by immigrant Antonin Dvorak’s “American String Quartet” and features music entirely written by Americans, including some Celtic themes from American-born composers. Musicians performing include Sheridan Seyfried; Ya-Jhu Yang; Jonah Kim, cello soloist; Moni Simeonov, violinist; Alexis Meschter, violinist; Jessica Chang, violist; and vocalist Anne Marie Stanley.

Seyfried, whose parents Elise and Steve Seyfried founded the venerable Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre in 1982, spent many summers at the beach while growing up. The Celtic to Classical summer performances are inspired by the musical eclecticism of Andrea Clearfield’s Philadelphia Salon concerts and motivated by a desire to find joy in different modes of musical expression.

All Saints’ Episcopal Church is at 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Free parking for concert-goers is available in the church lot. A freewill offering will be taken, with a suggested contribution of $15.