Life with Monte: Signature Sounds

Life with Monte: Signature Sounds

Connecting Point Contributor Monte Belmonte talks with Jim Olsen President of Signature Sounds in Northampton. Since their inception in 1994, they have released over 50 albums of singer-songwriter, Americana and modern folk music. This month they celebrate their 20th...
Dan Kane

Dan Kane

Dan Kane discusses his decision to end the annual Western Massachusetts tradition, “The Dan Kane Singers Christmas Concert,” while continuing performing with his smaller “Dan Kane and Friends” and “The DK8”. The final Christmas...

Music Educator Grammy Nominee

A total of 10 music teachers from 10 cities across 8 states have been announced as finalists for the first annual Music Educator Grammy Award. More than 30,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s Music...

Choral Arts Award

In a ceremony held in late October, E. Wayne Abercrombie, Professor Emeritus of Music and former Director of Choral Activities at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Musical Director of the Children’s Chorus of Springfield, received the Lifetime...

Sam Falcetti

Sam Falcetti, founder of Falcetti Music, joins us. Sam is an  adjunct professor at both Holyoke Community College and Westfield State University, as well as the conductor and founder of the Springfield Accordion Orchestra. Falcetti performed at the World’s Fair...

Roger Salloom

Musician Roger Salloom will discuss his work and perform a song with “sideman” Joe Boyle. www.rogersalloom.com/   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151268294253693&l=fccd73ab34  ...

Bill Eppridge: LIFE Magazine Photographer

Former LIFE Magazine photographer Bill Eppridge, who shot many photos of the Beatles, discusses the exhibit, “The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes”, which  includes his work. The exhibit is on display March 12 – June 2 at the Michele and...

Roger Salloom

Musician Roger Salloom will discuss his work and perform a song with “sideman” Joe Boyle. www.rogersalloom.com/   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151268294253693&l=fccd73ab34  ...

Life with Monte: Guitars at the Springfield Museums

The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. Featuring more than 60 instruments from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative, Connecting Point contributor Monte Belmonte checks out the latest exhibit at the Springfield Science...

Michael Jonnes

Michael Jonnes, Executive Director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra for the last 15 years, will discuss his decision to retire, reflect on his years leading the SSO and his vision for the future of the...