OSWEGO COUNTY – Mad Agnes performs on the Main Stage at Oswego Music Hall on Saturday, March 12.
Returning from a 10-year hiatus, Mad Agnes have reunited to bring listeners the intricate harmonies and captivating songwriting that have always been their signature. Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones and Mark Saunders have been singing and playing together for many years, performing in the United States and abroad. While dodging labels and mixing styles (folk, classical or Celtic), the genre trio have won hearts on two continents and individually and collectively amassed a body of work consisting of 13 CDs and a DVD of concert.
Although each member is a multi-instrumentalist, this iteration sees them scaled down with fewer instruments and a single microphone, around which they form and reform, in the manner of early radio.
Shows start at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. for all National Stage concerts. For the full performance schedule and ticket information, visit the website at https://www.oswegomusichall.org/ or stop by River’s End Bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St. in Oswego.
National Stage ticket prices range from $15 to $19 at the door. Students are $10. Children 16 and under are half price and children under five are free. Buy tickets to any concert, online or at the River’s End Bookstore.
The season continues on March 18 with The Hook Songwriter series starring Nashua Robb, Mike Powell and John McConnell. Ceili Rain will perform on the main stage on March 26.
The wheelchair-accessible site is located in the McCrobie Civic Center at 41 Lake St. in Oswego. It is adjacent to Breitbeck Park and overlooks Lake Ontario and Oswego Harbour. The atmosphere is intimate with candlelit tables surrounding a small stage. Due to COVID precautions, snacks and beverages will be limited, but available.
Oswego Music Hall has been a family-run non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers since its inception over 40 years ago. Volunteers can earn admission to shows through a variety of tasks – from managing the sound board to making popcorn. Students can also earn credit for community service. To volunteer, email Volunteer Coordinator Michael Moss at [email protected]
With respect to safety protocols, Music Hall will adhere to CDC, state, and local guidelines. They will follow protocols adopted by CNY theaters which require proof of vaccination prior to admission to shows or a recent negative COVID test result. In addition, wearing a mask is compulsory except when seated. Unvaccinated children can attend but must wear a mask.
The concerts are made possible in part by funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the Governor and Legislature of New York. Other major supporters are the City of Oswego and the Shineman Foundation.