Supporting the Arts on First Night

New for First Night Chatham 2019

Preliminary Schedule subject to change

Dawn Derow
 
Dawn Derow
“LEAVING” - A country & blues goodbye! with an award-winning Cape Cod native cabaret vocalist.
“LEAVING” - A country & blues goodbye! Whether you are the one leaving or being left – the end of a love affair is always heart breaking... Dawn Derow sings about faded love through the songs of Bonnie Raitt, Patsy Cline, Linda Rondstadt, Carrie Underwood and more. Accompanied by First Night band members; Bart Weisman(drums), Ron Ormsby(bass), and Gregg Sullivan(guitar).

A Cape Cod New Yorker, Dawn grew up in Eastham, was classically trained at Boston Conservatory and moved to New York to pursue her performance career. An award winning vocalist - 2018 MAC AWARD for Best Vocalist, 2016 Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist, and recently a Broadwayworld nominee for her work with “MY SHIP∼ Songs from 1941” as Best Vocalist and Best Show. You can see more of Dawn in the summer month singing all over the Cape.
Orpheum Theater at  2:00 PM
 
Garth Live! the Ultimate Tribute
 
Garth Live! the Ultimate Tribute
The ultimate tribute show comes to Chatham for “First Night Goes Country”
The ultimate tribute show comes to Chatham for “First Night Goes Country”. Kevin White has been a fan of Garth Brooks since the first time he saw him perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN back in 1992. Since that fateful day, he has been performing his Garth LIVE! show all over the Country.
Monomoy Middle School Auditorium at  8:00 PM
Monomoy Middle School Auditorium at  9:00 PM
 
Ana Glig and James Rosenblum
 
Ana Glig and James Rosenblum
Ana and James are an electrifying husband and wife classical piano duo.
Ana Glig and James Rosenblum, husband and wife piano duo, have been praised for their “electrifying” stage presence.The two are individually accomplished classical pianists who collaborate on duo repertoire for special occassions. They performed Rhapsody in Blue together in Brewster and Eastham in 2018. They are now Cape Cod residents and are thrilled to be participating in this year's First Night Chatham.
Congregational Church at  3:00 PM
 
Jared McMurray
 
Jared McMurray
Concert pianist Jared McMurray grew up on Cape Cod and studied piano at the Cape Cod Conservatory and at The Hartt School of Music.
Concert pianist Jared McMurray grew up on Cape Cod and studied piano at the Cape Cod Conservatory with Noel Tipton. After high school, Jared attended The Hartt School of Music and studied with Luiz DeMoura Castro. Jared currently resides in Cotuit, where he is raising a family and works as a self employed stone mason.
Methodist Church at  4:00 PM
 
Joe Mongelli Jazz Trio
 
Joe Mongelli Jazz Trio
Cool, contemporary renditions of jazz and American Song Book favorites, with their own unique arrangements and inspired playing.
A staple of the Cape Cod jazz circuit, Joe and his Trio deliver cool, contemporary renditions of jazz and American Song Book favorites, their own unique arrangements and inspired playing. They strive to find just the right balance between the musicians, their audience, and this great music. Come and enjoy!
Congregational Church at  5:00 PM
 
Pony Rides
 
Pony Rides
A pony ride around the small baseball diamond for kids up to 80 lbs. Button required.
Saddle up the kids for First Night Chatham Goes Country. For children up to 80 lbs., take a pony ride around the small baseball diamond behind the Community Center. CJ's Ranch in Barnstable is bringing in the ponies and staff with decades of experience, and all the pony saddles have “seat belts”. No buckin' broncos here – just a tame accompanied ride around the diamond. Bring your cameras. This activity requires a First Night button. Approach from the Community Center side and our volunteers will steer you to the ponies.
Veterans Field at  1:00 to 3:00 PM
 
Quartett Giocosa
 
Quartett Giocosa
A classical string quartet formed in 2017 by four alumnae of the Cape Symphony.
The women of Quartett Giocosa met years ago at the Cape Symphony, where they are all members, but it took a while for them to figure out that they would make an excellent string quartet. Formed in 2017, Quartett Giocosa is Heather Goodchild Wade (violin), Irina Fainkichen (violin), Irina Naryshkova (viola), and Elizabeth Schultze ('cello).
Orpheum Theater at  9:00 PM
 
SeaFire Kids
 
SeaFire Kids
Four Chatham musicians comprise a A Fisherfolk Rock Band , on guitar, accordian and wooden percussion
A Fisherfolk Rock Band. Four talented Chatham musicians blend acoustic guitar and accordian with washboards and wooden percussion in support of seaside storytelling, social justice, community, and love. SeaFire Kids debut album was “Part of this Town”, pulling at the heart strings of humanity and stoking the fire of a RevolOcean that's in full swing. They are fishermen, social justice advocates, and part of a close-knit fishing community.
Town Hall (downstairs) at  9:00 to 11:30 PM  (Button-free)
 
Chandler Travis Philharmonic
Photo: Tim Reidy
 
Chandler Travis Philharmonic
A 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet.
The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet. It's possible they might be the missing link between the Kinks and Sun Ra...

The band - all colorfully garbed 8 pieces of them, plus singing valet Fred Boak - have introduced the concept of alternative dixieland and omnipop to audiences all over Massachusetts and far beyond. The Village Voice declared them "keenly entertaining", calling Chandler "a true New England eccentric and a master of daft power pop", and the band "a blend of Ringling Bros. and Ra" that "puts the harm back in Philharmonic".
Elementary School Gym at  9:00 PM
Elementary School Gym at  10:00 PM