Join cellist and teaching artist Nicky Swett for an exploration of classic and contemporary solo cello music.
Nicky graduated from Northwestern in 2016 with a B.A. and M.A. in Comparative Literature and a B.M. in Cello Performance studying with Hans Jensen. His previous teachers include Deborah Park, Jennifer Jahn, and Daniella Bellavia. He plays on a 2011 Bernt-Dimbath cello.
Recently, he has served as principal cellist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and of Northwestern University’s Opera Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. He also performs and records with his brother, double bassist Willie Swett, in duo VC/CB.
Oneonta a capella singers perform madrigals, early sacred music, folk songs, show tunes, and jazz.
Randy Miratello leads Hop City Trio (subset of Hop City Hellcats) in stories of heartbreak, love, and murder: raw energy that makes people move in their seats.
Claire Boucher, who grew up in southwestern Brittany, the Celtic region of France, sings traditional songs in French and Breton, accompanied on flute and guitar by Brad Hurley.
John returns to the Coffeehouse with his songs, stories and poems about his life and travels, his involvement in the labor and peace movements, all with skill and humor.
Singer/songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour captivate audiences with their haunting songs that combine folk, rock, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass.
Greatly influenced by their Irish roots, Thompson brothers Dennis (guitar and vocals) and Jim (percussion) present their own take on Irish, folk, and American roots music.
The O’Shanigans play a mix of Celtic, American, and world fiddle tunes: reels, jigs, and waltzes from as near as New England and as far away as Scotland and Finland.
Longtime musicians Kathy Shimberg and Erik House perform joyful old-time traditional U.S. & Canadian dance tunes, perhaps some old songs. Fiddle, banjo, piano; other instruments