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Holiday concert series returns to MSV this weekend

WINCHESTER – The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley’s annual Holiday Concert series returns with singer Jackson Caesar and the seven-piece band Dixie Rhythm this weekend.

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon of beautiful music as tenor Jackson Caesar returns to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley for a live concert to debut his new holiday CD, “Tis the Season.”

A singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer residing in Washington, D.C., Jackson Caesar is a versatile tenor with a reputation for appeal to diverse audiences with his talent and what he refers to as his style of “pop-inspirational.” Along with performing in four languages and five genres, Caesar has performed at venues throughout Washington, D.C., including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Theatre, DAR Constitution Hall, and on the White House grounds. For his museum performance, a pianist, percussionist, and bass player will accompany Caesar.

On Sunday at 3 p.m. the seven-piece band Dixie Rhythm performs holiday music Dixieland style. For its MSV holiday concert, the band will be performing songs from its CD A Dixie Christmas (released in 2016). Dixie Rhythm is comprised of trumpeter Dave Compton, pianist and vocalist John Hudson, clarinetist Julie Staggers, saxophonist Mark St. Amand, trombonist Steve Stephens, tuba player Nelson Breland, and drummer Terry Whitmire. Sponsored by the Clarke County Community Band, Dixie Rhythm has been delighting Shenandoah Valley audiences for 19 years.

Admission is free to MSV members and ages 12 and under. For all others, the fee is $10 per person (includes MSV admission). Limited concert seating is first-come; first-served. Pre-registration at www.theMSV.org or 662-1473, ext. 240 is strongly encouraged.

 

IF YOU GO

2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday for Jackson Caesar

3 p.m. Sunday for Dixie Rhythm

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