L’Esperance Mandolin Ensemble looks forward to performing at Duxbury’s South Shore Folk Music Club, located at the First Parish of Duxbury. One of New England’s oldest churches. A great venue for music, Parish Hall was built in the days when acoustic sound was the only sound. Not to mention a ton of free parking.

From Byrd to Beethoven, from Holst to Mendelssohn, from Peter Warlock to Edward German and numerous contemporary composers have been inspired by the folkmusic of their times.

Our program will feature William Byrd’s version of Sellinger’s Rownde from the 1600s, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Kingsfold, Francesco Barsanti’s Guilderoy, Percy Grainger’s Molly on the Shore from the early 1900s and contemporary compositions from Steven Antonelli, Jim Dalton and Michael Bell.

L’Esperance features musicians from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and Connecticut of different backgrounds and ages who come together to enjoy the pleasure of making music with each other. Since 1994, l’Esperance has been sharing that joy with audiences around New England. Our music ranges from classical to contemporary, from Celtic to Klezmer, from rock standards to Baroque.

ANNOUNCING THE YVETTE COTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Proceeds from tonight’s concert will help fund this scholarship offering players with string experience an accelerated program for developing pick technique and tremolo. Violinists, violists, cello and bass players give us a call 401-345-6930 or email us at josh@lesperancemandolin.com. For more information about the scholarship check out the mandolin scholarship page.