2024 Tentative Calendar of Events:
It's still 2023, but your enthusiastic friends at LCA are already making great plans for 2024! Here's a glimpse of what's on the schedule so far, so mark your calendars and keep your eye on this website, our newsletter, and the LCA Facebook page for more details as they become available.
NEW! Winter Concert Series at the Richardson House!
The weather outside may be frightful, but don't let that stop you from attending the best house party in town. Strap on your snowshoes, grab your toboggan, and head on over for some hot chocolate, dessert, great music and conversation on the first Fridays of every month -- January through April.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, music and conversation with the musicians will start at 7:00 pm. ADVANCE TICKETS will be required, as seating is limited! Tickets will go on sale one month before each concert. Here's the line-up:
January 5: Robert Tyl Langhorne resident Bob Tyl is a talented acoustic guitarist, composer, and teacher. He will kick off our new Winter Concert Series with a program of original music.
February 2: Hannah Rose Nicolas and Gregg Mervine Violist/vocalist/songwriter Hannah Nicholas and multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/composer Gregg Mervine have collaborated on several concerts and recordings in the past few years, including innovative interpretations of Bach, Hungarian folk music, and singer-songwriter material. They'll bring an eclectic program to Langhorne on February 2nd that is sure to be wintry, ruminative yet warm, like a crackling fireplace.
March 1: Curto, Kelly, and Dwyer We will be the first in town to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a program of authentic Irish folk tunes. Rob Curto leads this Irish Traditional Music Ensemble on Button Accordion and Guitar. Originally a pianist, Rob has dedicated himself to Irish music under the tutelage of the great accordion player Billy McComiskey. He's joined by Eamon Kelly on bouzouki, who grew up playing Irish music with his guitar-playing father at the legendary Saturday afternoon Irish sessions at Fergie's in Philadelphia. Maura Dwyer brings highly skilled fiddle playing, cello and tenor banjo to the group. Maura and Rob play together with Dublin singer and songwriter John Byrne. The group will present a wide variety of traditional tunes from different regions of Ireland, and bring the audience along on a musical journey.
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW THROUGH 5 PM ON MARCH 1 FOR THIS EVENT:
ORDER YOUR TICKETS TODAY! You don't want to be left out in the cold!
April 5: Cabin Jazz Trio This prolific Langhorne-based band, featuring Glenn Pezzillo on slide guitar, is always a hit wherever they play. Cabin Jazz will put a spring in your step, just what we need as the seasons change!
Women's History Month Theatrical Presentation:
Bridge Builder in Petticoats -- Emily Warren Roebling
Sunday, March 3, at 2 PM
Location: Middletown Friends Meetinghouse, 453 W. Maple Avenue, Langhorne, PA
Advance tickets are not needed. $5 per person donation at the door
Actress Carol Simon Levin entertained our audience last year with her tales of "Mothers of Invention." We are delighted that she will be returning in 2024 to tell the story of an amazing woman and her incredible life in the 1800s...and Carol will reveal a surprising connection between her and Langhorne!
Annual LCA General Membership Soiree and Scholarship Awards
Friday, May 3 at 7 PM -- Location and details TBA
All LCA members are invited to this event, which will feature live music, an update on LCA activities, and the opportunity to meet our 2024 Scholarship Winners.
Return of the ARTS IN THE GARDEN TOUR!
June 1 -- locations TBA
Back by very popular demand, the LCA Arts in the Garden Tour will feature artists and musicians in beautiful backyards all over Langhorne Borough and Langhorne Manor. This self-guided tour will have something for everyone: beautiful gardens, lovely architecture, art, music, light refreshments -- all at your own pace. If you would like to participate as an artist or musician, or if you would like to offer your garden for this event, please email LanghorneArtsEvents@gmail.com.
Summer Speakers Series
Back for its 12th year, the ever-popular Summer Speakers Series will run every other Tuesday evenings from late June to mid-August. Dates, speakers, and other details TBA.
FIRST FRIDAYS IN HULMEVILLE!
Last year was so much fun, we are planning to return to the super-cool Johnson Hall Coffee House for more great entertainment on the first Fridays of the summer months: June through September. Stay tuned for details!
Porch Fest remains a very popular event, so we will be bringing it back again on Saturday, Oct 5 (rain date Oct 6)! Interested musicians and porch owners are welcome to email LanghorneArtsEvents@gmail.com. It is anticipated that we will keep to the geographic footprint of S. Bellevue to W. Richardson to Hill to W. Maple and back to S. Bellevue, or close to it.
And....we have a few ideas that we are mulling over, too!
So stay in touch, mark your calendars, and spread the word!