BY YVETTE BROWN
Everyone enjoys good music and a good concert, and now house concerts – concerts held in homes or apartments or other spaces smaller than a typical venue – are becoming a new trend. On July 26 at 2 p.m., there will be a house concert that will take place in a live recording studio in Astoria. While the location is not disclosed due to limited seating, the concerts take place once a month and the coordinated by Carol Sudhalter.
Sudhalter is a part of a band where she plays the tenor saxophone and the flute. The band also includes Patrick Poladian on the piano, Shawn Lovato on the bass and Doug Richardson on the drums. This Sunday, the band will include a special guest appearance by Ron Horton on the trumpet. Suggested donations are $20, which goes to the band. The audience for the concert has been limited to about 15 people since it is taking place in a live recording studio.
The series of house concerts that Sudhalter has been involved with started about three years ago and have been done in many different locations such as Pittsburgh in Highland Park, Little Neck, Massapequa as well as in England and Italy. The interesting thing about the series is that Sudhalter allows different communities to host some of these concerts at their house or apartment.
Sudhalter said although the pay she receives from the concert isn’t at great, due to the fact that she only gets paid based on the number of people that show up, she loves what she does because people pay attention to her music.
“[The audience] listens extremely intently, so it’s the most wonderful vibe and you feel so satisfied because you get this kind of energy back and forth between you, the performer, and every single person that’s there,” said Sudhalter.
Sudhalter encourages people to reach out to her in the event one may want to host a concert or attend one of her concerts. For more information, contact Sudhalter at email@example.com or call her at (917)667-5331.
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