Timothy Seaman, acoustic soloist, will give a concert at the United Methodist Church in Long Lake on Thursday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Seaman is a multi-instrumental player from Williamsburg, Virginia, whose focus is the hammered dulcimer and flute.

An English graduate of the College of William & Mary and veteran of nineteen years teaching school, Mr. Seaman has been involved in music, making it his sole endeavor since 1994. His music is a vibrant, self-styled blend of Appalachian, Classical, Celtic, and contemporary approaches using techniques he has developed to form arrangements with more emotional impact, narrative effect, and variety. He brings together an eclectic blend of music styles unlike any other. Sometimes the deep voice of his four-octave extended-range hammered dulcimer takes on the heart of a Chopin ballade, and at other times the festivity of an old-time mountain dance, or a glistening contemporary interpretation of a white-water canoe ride, or a highland hike among fir trees.

At a Seaman concert expect to be exhilarated, amused, awed, surprised, personally involved, and enriched by real substance. Mr. Seaman introduces every selection with stories, fascinating details, and word pictures to form a vivid context with humor, history, drama, science, and color.

Works in progress include an album, Hymns from Childhood; a second disc of folk hymn interpretations titled Loving Kindness and a disc of Baroque transcriptions; a compilation for ballroom dance; and, a fourth Christmas album and suite of new compositions on nature themes, both of which feature solo hammered dulcimer.

A reception to meet the artist will follow the concert. This concert is part of a series presented by the Long Lake Friends of Music and is partially funded by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program. In Hamilton County, the Decentralization Program is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, located in Blue Mountain Lake. Donations are appreciated to further fund the concert series. For more information, call 518.624.2056.

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