Posted in , August 20th, 2013 by Fred Addis
5th Annual Pleasant Sunday Afternoon
Eight Musical Acts Headline Museum Event
Sunday, August 25 – 1:00 pm – 5:00pm
(ORILLIA – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) – If you were to ask Rodney Frost, to sum up in just a few words, his unique music and art project called Pleasant Sunday Afternoon, the word ‘nice’ would no doubt figure largely in his description.
“It’s a kind of garden party, although strictly speaking it’s indoors,” said Frost. “It’s friendly people gathering to say hello: nice people, nice music and something nice to eat.”
Marking its fifth anniversary this Sunday, August 25 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Pleasant Sunday Afternoon features eight musical acts, hand-picked by Frost, including two of his sons.
Teilhard Frost will be featured playing antebellum delicacies on his antiquated banjo. Andrew Frost will once again play guitar with bass clarinetist Jeremy Edwardes and vocalist and ukulele enthusiast Victoria.
Brenda Brett will be performing her repertoire of whistling songs and recitations to the accompaniment of Rowena Robinson on heart-rending piano.
The Orillia Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Viba Trio will feature a program for strings. Director Mayumi Kumagai will also team up with Kara Sinclair performing Japanese musical selections in the Koto and Shakuhachi traditions.
Early music with lute, viols, harp and woodwinds will be preformed by Cassiopeia and the now perennial Florence Foster Carter Award Presentation will include Peter Carter on accordion with guitarist brother Ed performing New Songs to Weep To.
Leacock Museum staffer and well-known local musician Aaron Mangoff will be performing what are described as ‘quiet songs of his own composition’.
Senor Jeffrey Olimer will be Master of Ceremonies tasked with welcoming guests and introducing the musical acts.
“This may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there is a cup of tea for everyone,” Frost added, referring to complimentary sandwiches, cake and tea in china cups. Frost’s personal hand has crafted a program of pleasantness and delight designed to promote creative thought, action and nourishment.
“And this year, we’ll get a double dose of Frost,” said museum curator Fred Addis. His one man show of kinetic art, whirligigs and whatchamacallits called Rodney Frost – Himself, is featured in the Leacock Home upstairs galleries until September.
Pleasant Sunday Afternoon is held at the Leacock Museum National Historic Site at 50 Museum Drive in Orillia. It is open to the public and admission is strictly by donation.
Frost is hoping everyone will don their Sunday best with dresses and hats for ladies and real shirts for gentlemen; appropriate for a garden party.
For further information call the museum at: 705-329-1908.