Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Saturday, December 8, 2018
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Intimate Series Of Benefit Concerts To Take Place This Fall
At “Live! From The Haven” In Elmsford, NY
A Maximum Of 75 Tickets Being Offered For Each Of Six High Profile Shows
With Proceeds Going To The Lagond School Of Music
Elmsford, NY – September 17, 2018 — They’ve been called “living room concerts,” the private
performances that allow a small group to book celebrity musicians for in-home concerts. Rosanne
Lana, who with her husband and business partner-saxophonist extraordinaire and teacher Charlie
Lagond run the Lagond Music School in Elmsford, NY, calls her upcoming series of intimate shows,
The Lagond House Concert Series.
“It’s the same idea as a living room concert,” she said. “Only our shows are both intimate and
affordable. The series, held at Lagond’s modest “Haven” theater starting on September 27th, will give
only 50 – 75 guests the opportunity to hear from artists who have historically graced much larger
performance spaces. How can they put on these small but affordable shows? “They’re benefits for
our non-profit after school music program, and the artists are contributing as well as the audiences.”
Veteran tour/production manager, touring consultant and owner of Westside World Management
Rich Nesin, curated the series. Nesin has worked with Herb Alpert, Kiss, Dion DiMucci, The Tedeschi
Trucks Band, Steel Pulse, Blue Oyster Cult, Steely Dan, The Neville Brothers and Dave Koz, just to
name a few.
The “Live! From The Haven” House Concert Series:
9 Haven Street, Elmsford, NY 10523 – (914) 345-0512, [email protected]
Thursday, September 27 – George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners – The legendary bassist of The
Meters leads his latest ensemble through a set list of contemporary and classic funk. The Meters are
an American funk band formed in 1965 in New Orleans. The band performed and recorded their
own music from the late 1960s until 1977 and played an influential role as backing musicians for
other artists, including Lee Dorsey, Robert Palmer, Dr. John, and Allen Toussaint.
Friday, November 2 – Marshall Crenshaw – The singer/songwriter best known for his song
“Someday, Someway”, a US Top 40 hit in 1982, performs live and discusses elements of his film on
record producer Tom Wilson.
Saturday, November 3 – David “Dread” Hinds – Founder and principal songwriter of the iconic
band Steel Pulse offers a rare acoustic performance. Hailing from Birmingham, England, Steel Pulse
was the first non-Jamaican act to win the GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album.
Friday, November 9 – Scott Kempner – A solo performance by guitarist, singer and founding
member of The Dictators and The Del-Lords.
Friday, December 7 – Steve Forbert – A concert performance in support of his newly published
memoir Big City Cat: My Life In Folk Rock.
Saturday, December 8 – Peeking Behind The Curtain: Rock n’ Roll Life On The Road – A panel
discussion moderated by “Roadie Free Radio” host Larry Milburn with legendary tour sound
engineer, Robert “Nite Bob” Czaykowski and tour/production manager, Rich Nesin, plus some
Individual tickets are priced at $30 and $40 and are available at eventbrite.com, with a $15 food
and/or beverage minimum per person. Series subscriptions are also available (and include a free
drink). Doors open at 6:30PM with shows starting at 8PM.
Founded in 2002 by Lana and Lagond, the Lagond Music School has built an accomplished and
dedicated faculty of working musicians teaching music in an array of styles to grade, middle and
high school students. Graduates typically go on to attend top music conservatories and universities,
garnering scholarships and prestigious musical accolades and opportunities. The school takes an
innovative, dynamic approach to music education, teaching music theory and lives performance, and
fostering deep levels of discipline, commitment, expression and achievement in its students.
About The Lagond Music School
The Lagond Music School is located in Elmsford, New York and serves a diverse community of
students throughout the New York metropolitan area. Lagond offers a hands-on, conservatory college preparatory program that features live music performance opportunities and the rigor traditionally applied to classical training. This regimen promotes the development of discipline, expression, collaboration, and commitment while helping students fulfill their creative potential, improve their social skills and promote academic success.
Event Location and Ticket Information
The Haven @ Lagond Music School
9 Haven Street
Elmsford, NY 10523
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Saturday, December 8, 2018
Times: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm