Multicultural Holiday Music with Guitar & Mandolin (In-Person)

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Enchanting instrumental renditions of traditional and contemporary holiday music.

A variety of lively tunes and lyrical melodies with an international flavor.

Audiences respond enthusiastically to the charming sound of the guitar & mandolin as Judy & Mark play their own arrangements of beautiful, inspiring holiday music from many cultures.

Judy & Mark offer interesting commentary about the origins of holiday music from the U.S., England, Ireland, Wales, Puerto Rico, Spain, Ukraine, songs of Hanukkah, and themes from the Nutcracker.

Handler & Levesque, have performed over 2,500 concerts together over the past 29 years in the United States & Europe. Recent highlights include performances in England, Portugal & Spain, Eurofest in Bruchsal, Germany, The English Church in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, The Classical Mandolin Society of America’s Convention in Portland, Oregon, The Caramoor Center for Music & Arts, Autorino Hall at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, The Jewish Museum in New York, Troy Music Hall, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Second Saturday Coffeehouse in Chicago, The Connecticut Guitar Society, First Night Westport, Applause Series in Agawam, MA and Music Mountain. They are on the roster of Cantaloupe Music Productions in Manhattan, New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Connecticut Library Consortium.

Judy and Mark are founding members of the New American Mandolin Ensemble which formed in 2013, has performed internationally and released a CD, Contemporary Works for Plucked Strings in 2017. for videos, CD sound samples and more information.


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