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August Morning Music

August 1, 2020 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am

A Midsummer Morning's Dream

Join Us in Celebrating the Midsummer

August Morning Music: A Midsummer Morning’s Dream will be live streamed from Paul Winter’s barn in the hills of Northwest Connecticut. The concert will salute the first morning of August – Paul’s favorite month of the year, and the direct midpoint of summer.

August 1st also coincides with the midsummer holiday, Lughnasadh. This day marks the midpoint between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox. It is a Gaelic festival that celebrates the beginning of the harvest season. Historically, it was observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Lughnasadh celebrations have been noted in some of the earliest Irish literature, and a variety of traditions are a part of the holiday.

The concert will begin at 5 a.m. EDT, the time that the birds begin their song as well. We hope you’ll start your day with us, for a contemplative morning of music. 

Live Stream

Thank you for joining our August Morning Music live stream. We are glad to be welcoming the midsummer with you.

The live stream is free to all. If you feel inspired, donations are gratefully accepted to help cover our production costs. If you’d like to contribute, please click here. Thank you!

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Paul Winter

Soprano Saxophone

Steve Gorn


Jeff Boratko

Bassoon and Percussion

Along with recorded participation by

David Briggs | Organ
James Boratko | Organ
Jeff Holmes | Piano
Denny Zeitlin | Piano
Paul Halley | Piano
Eugene Friesen | Cello
Peter Slavov | Bass
Rogerio Boccato | Drums
Glen Velez | Percussion
Henrique Eisenman | Fortepiano
Oscar Castro-Neves | Guitar

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August 1, 2020
5:00 am - 6:00 am