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Sherman’s Revival Series: Flame the Band & Caroga Arts Ensemble
July 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pmFree
After a huge success at last year’s Sherman’s Revival Series with Sawyer Fredericks, Flame the Band from Lexington’s The Arc returns to Sherman’s and joins forces with the Caroga Arts Ensemble! Not to be missed, your two favorite local music ensembles performs an energetic live show.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations from this concert will be split between Flame the Band and Caroga Lake Music Festival.
Sherman’s Revival Series
Flame the Band & Caroga Arts Ensemble
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Sherman’s Amusement Park
Bath Ave, Caroga Lake, NY 12032
Flame the Band
Caroga Arts Ensemble
Flame is a group of musicians with powerful vocals, smooth harmonies and a rich array of instruments, the 8-person cover band from Gloversville, NY happens to have disabilities.
Since 2003, Flame is capturing the worlds attention and changing the world through music. Michelle King expressed an interest in starting a band after winning the Lexington, New York Arc talent show. Like many bands, Flame started small and gradually gained momentum outside of Lexington. Today, Flame is known and celebrated worldwide for their music and inspirational message.
Flame’s mission is to change the world through music. They inspire people with disabilities and give hope to them and their families – hope that they can do great things and live a fun and fulfilling life. Flame’s performances help change how the public perceives people with disabilities and increase the awareness and acceptance of all people, regardless of their differences.
Flame has a busy schedule and performs more than 70 times per year, touring the greater Northeast area and beyond in a custom bus. Flame gives concerts at national and statewide conventions, corporate conferences, civic events, schools, dances and private parties. Their repertoire includes more than 100 classic rock, pop, country and blues songs from the past 6 decades, as well as some original tracks. In 16-years of work, they have produced six albums and a single.
A segment about Flame aired on Good Morning America in 2009 and People magazine ran a two-page spread about them in October 2010. They have performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio; New York’s Apollo Theater; Harvard Law School; the Parthenon in Athens, Greece and; the 2009 Special Olympics. Lead Singer Michelle King even sang at the funeral of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics. Most recently Flame performed in Carpi, Italy for the 19th Annual International Festival for Different Abilities.
The musicians of Flame have disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, blindness and paralysis, but that doesn’t hold them back. They do what they love and change the world along the way.
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is proud to be Flame’s home.
CAROGA ARTS ENSEMBLE
Caroga Arts Ensemble, directed by cellist Kyle Barrett Price, is comprised of top young professional musicians from around the country who have been part of the Caroga Lake Music Festival in Caroga Lake, NY. Performers include top competition prizewinners, music school and conservatory faculty and members of America’s leading orchestras and chamber groups.
At the age of nineteen in 2012, Price founded the Caroga Lake Music Festival at his grandmother’s home in the Adirondacks of Caroga Lake, NY. Caroga Arts Collective, the nonprofit parent organization, was formed in 2016. Today Caroga Arts Collective presents the National Summer Cello Institute, Feldenkrais Workshop, InterArts Symposium, MyHil Film Series, year-round Artist Residencies, and the Caroga Lake Music Festival which feature over a hundred accomplished musicians at more than forty events throughout the five weeks. Caroga Arts Ensemble has performed at the Symphony Center in Chicago, L.L. Bean’s Summer in the Park in Freeport, ME, Maverick Concert Series in Woodstock, NY, and Proctors Theater in Schenectady, NY among others.
Future engagements for Caroga Arts Ensemble include a weeklong educational residency at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in May 2019, a performance of Bernstein’s Songfest at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL in June 2019, and a return to the Maverick Concert Series in August 2019.