Cabin Fever hits Brockport

By on January 7, 2019
Chris Wilson. Provided photo

Chris Wilson. Provided photo

Winter in Brockport can be long and dark, as everyone knows. Those who haven’t gone south or escaped to a Caribbean Island are in for a treat. Cabin Fever/Winter Serenades will offer music for the whole family in a friendly atmosphere, followed by a warm social hour with light refreshments.

Cabin Fever is a series of informal performances, Sundays at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Main and State Streets, Brockport, organized by the folks who bring Summer Serenades to the Welcome Center in July and August. The concerts are free but contributions to the Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf, located at St. Luke’s, will be welcomed at the door.

Chris Wilson, Brockport native and internationally renowned guitarist and songwriter, kicks off the series on Sunday, January 20. Andy Stoker, saxophonist and popular local music teacher, performs on February 24. A March date may be announced soon.

Chris Wilson, known for his beautiful voice and personal guitar renditions of hundreds of popular and original songs, has performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people from New York to Hong Kong since his career brought him to L.A. for a new MTV show called “The Cut.”  He became one of only ten artists to win their way to the finals from a field of 160 competitors and over 10,000 hopefuls from around the world. Wilson went on to win MTV’s Viewers Choice Award for his performance in the finals.

His popular performances at The Barn on Reed Road always sell out and his Summer Serenades appearances are wildly popular.

On February 24, Andy Stoker will take the community on a lively tour of saxophone music from around the world. In collaboration with pianist and Houghton College professor Sharon Johnson, he’ll present a program of diverse music composed by Darius Milhaud, Rudy Wiedoeft, Maurice Ravel and many others.

Cabin Fever, like Summer Serenades, is free to the public and completely funded by many generous local donors. Thanks to the Greater Brockport Development Corporation’s music planning committee – Gary Skoog, Bill Andrews, Terry Carbone, Jacquie Davis and Patty Kutz – for believing that music is important in the community.

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