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May 21st, 2017 / Featured Guest Cellist Christian Holleck

Open Mic Classical (or the mic-less open mic) 3rd Sunday of the month, 3- 5pm @ First Parish Brewster UU Church 1969 Main St. Brewster, MA Let us know if you need a pianist, we can schedule one for you. (sign up at 2:45 pm, pianist available to rehearse on request)

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Guest Performer:

Cellist Christian N. Holleck & Friends:

recorder player Gabrielle Ramsauer, and

clarinetist Monika Woods.

​CHRISTIAN HOLLECK loves chamber music and has attended numerous chamber music camps.

Whether a Debussy piano trio, a commissioned piece by local composer Richard Winchell or a baroque Trio Sonata, chamber music allows for unique conversation and communication among equals.

Christian chose the cello at age seven because he liked the sound and it was bigger than he was.

Christian studied at the Rivers Music School in Weston and later played with New England Conservatory Youth Orchestras, the Swarthmore College Symphony, Princeton University Orchestra and the Pontiac Oakland Symphony in Michigan.

He performs regularly with the Chatham Music Club and at St. Peter's Lutheran Church where he serves as Co-Pastor with his wife Tiffany. Their daughters are studying flute, clarinet, and piano.

So what is Open Mic Classical?

An “Open Mic” is for popular music only, right?


We are bringing you Open Mic Classical, a new experience in classical music, to help our community's musicians share their music with a friendly, supportive and appreciative audience.

Are you a doctor with a classical horn habit, or an orchestra member who misses playing in small ensembles? Are you an aspiring young student who doesn't ever get a chance to play with a pianist, but would like to develop your performing skills? Or a composer eager to try out your newest work?

Dust off your flugelhorn, oil your keys, drink your raw egg, and come share your talent in an intimate and casual atmosphere.

Admission is free, and classical musicians of all ages and levels are welcome.

Pianist on site is available on request to accompany you.

“Open Mic Classical” is brought to you by clarinetist Mónika Woods (winner of the Cape Symphony's 2013 Soloist Competition) and amateur violist and sculptor Robert Marcus representing First Parish Brewster, with Lucy Banner and Elizabeth Tipton as collaborative pianists.

It will be held at 3:00 pm on the third Sunday of every month through June at the Brewster Meeting House (1969 Main Street on Route 6A). Participants are asked to sign in at 2:45pm, rehearsal with pianist on request.

Whether you are an amateur musician, performing artist, fan of classical music, volunteer, venue or business seeking to sponsor a cause, please contact us.

Further information is available from Monika Woods or by phone (774)-353-0244.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brewster Cultural Council, Harwich Cultural Council, and Orleans Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Thank you: First Parish Brewster UU Church, Canary Burton at, Eli Woods & Co, Monika Woods at,, Brewster Cultural Council, Harwich Cultural Council, Orleans Cultural Council.

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aka the mic-less open mic

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