Blackbird: A Benefit Concert for the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Saturday, July 25, 2015
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Crowell Concert Hall
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An "all-star band" will be performing The Beatles' White Album (1968) in its entirety as a benefit concert to create a scholarship fund in memory of Stephanie Nelson. Funds raised will go towards Middlesex Community College students in support of internships at Wesleyan University. $45 dinner and concert; $25 concert only.

There is a limited number of $45 tickets available for a dinner which will be held from 5pm to 7pm before the evening concert at Wesleyan University. The dinner will take place in the Pavilion at Middlesex Community College, located at 100 Training Hill Road in Middletown, Connecticut.

For $45 tickets for the combined dinner and concert: please call (860) 882-9415 or (860) 983-8625.

$25 concert only tickets are available at the following locations:

--Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe, 396 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457
--Illiano's Ristorante & Pizzeria, 534 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457

The "all-star" band will include drummer Andy Chatfield, bassist Mark Crino, and saxophonist Eric DellaVecchia of Stanley Maxwell; Jeff Howard (the founding guitarist from the band The McLovins); lead vocalist Julie Corbalis; James Anderson of Jean-Claude Trans/Am on percussion; keyboard player Glen Nelson (of Spaghetti Cake and High Adventure); lead vocalist Alice-Anne Harwood Sherrill and backup vocalist Shona Kerr (of The Future Heavies); Shawn Persinger (guitarist for Prester John, 11twelve13, The Luck Pushers, and Boud Deun); Claire Tuxill McKenney on French horn; saxophonist Dustin Kreidler; Jennifer Berman on flute; Catherine Rousseau on clarinet and saxophone; Matthew Russo on trombone; John Gaiser on tuba; Nick Di Maria on trumpet; Dan Fecteau on violin; Ravenna Michalsen on cello; Wesleyan University Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina on viola; and Megan Sesma on harp.

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If you cannot attend the event, but would like to make a donation instead, please make checks payable to the "MXCC College Foundation," with a note in the subject line that clearly states that it is for the "Stephanie Nelson Scholarship Fund." Donations can also be made by visiting and adding a note that clearly states that it is for the “Stephanie Nelson Scholarship Fund.”

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