The Season of Light, a performance of holiday music, will take the stage at Springville Center for the Arts on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.
Kim and Reggie Harris tour on occasion with their close friends and neighbors, Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino, known as the contemporary folk duo, Magpie. The foursome have released two CDs together, Guide My Feet and Spoken in Love (live concert CD). A Kim, Reggie and Magpie Concert is a moving experience of soaring vocal dynamics matched by a repertoire of inspirational and thought-provoking songs for peace and social justice, music of the Civil Rights movement, and a sprinkling of madness and hilarity. Original music, spirituals, contemporary folk ballads, and always a few timeless tunes by Phil Ochs to round out the evening.
From Solstice to Chanukah to Christmas to Kwanzaa, many cultures and peoples celebrate as the days grow short in the Northern Hemisphere. These gatherings are a reminder of the changing season, of hope and freedom, of new life and new beginnings and of the basic principles for living together. Combining their many talents, Kim and Reggie Harris and Magpie will perform music and tell stories from traditions that mark The Season of Light, celebrating the many common themes of these festivals: the changing seasons, respect for nature, the quest for freedom, kindness to others, unity, cooperation, purpose and creativity.
Many may remember Reggie Harris and Magpie from their performances in the sold-out Civil War music program held at the Center and Historical Society in 2013. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance at SpringvilleArts.org or by calling (716) 592-9038. Children are only $5. Call for special $25 family pricing not available through the online box office.