WCSU Midtown Coffeehouse schedule announced for Fall 2014

DANBURY, CONN. Western Connecticut State University has released its Midtown Coffeehouse schedule for fall 2014. The Coffeehouse will feature a weekly 8 p.m. open mic, followed at 9 p.m. by a feature act performance, on Thursdays during the fall semester in Alumni Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Admission is free and open to the public, although donations to sustain the Coffeehouse are welcome.

The Coffeehouse will begin the semester at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, with a “Night of a cappella,” featuring WCSU’s all-male group The Parallel Fifths, the female group Martini Glass, and the ensemble singers of Play It By Ear

Upcoming performers will include:

  • Sept. 4: Brazilian musician Arildo de Souza, known for his distinctive mix of drumbeats, poetry, acoustic guitar and the Portuguese language.
  • Sept. 11: The Western Improv Group, a collection of WCSU theatre arts students.
  • Sept. 18: All-night open mic.
  • Sept. 25: Country singer/songwriter Rebecca Pronsky, joined on stage by her husband, guitarist/producer Rich Bennett.
  • Oct. 2: Guitarist Brandon Lester, with a mix of classical, folk and jazz; Lester is often accompanied by other musicians, including violinists, vocals and djembe.  
  • Oct. 16: Singer/songwriter and WCSU student Nicole Thompson, in her first performance as a Coffeehouse feature act.  
  • Oct. 23: Pianist/singer and WCSU alumnus Derek Waldron, returning to the Coffeehouse as one of the most popular feature acts from the past few years. 
  • Nov. 13: The Nick DiMaria Quartet, an electro-acoustic jazz band founded by WCSU alumnus Nick DiMaria, a trumpeter, composer, producer and educator.  
  • Nov. 20: "Aca-Christmas," Christmas a cappella with The Parallel Fifths, Martini Glass and Play It By Ear.  
  • Nov. 27: No coffeehouse (Thanksgiving)
  • Dec. 4: To be announced


For more information, visit www.wcsu.edu/stuaffairs/coffeehouse.asp or contact the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.


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