For Elisabeth von Trapp, “the sounds of music" are part of her earliest memories. Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.
Inspired by her father Werner von Trapp’s guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of the internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers. She began taking piano lessons when she was eight and by the age of sixteen she was playing guitar and traveling the back roads of New England performing with her siblings at weddings, gospel meetings and town halls. Building on her famed family’s passion for music, Elisabeth has created her own artistic style, at once ethereal and earthy, delicate and powerful. Listeners have likened her to Judy Collins and Loreena McKennitt. Critics have called her voice … “hauntingly clear”, “joyfully expressive” and “simply beautiful.”
Something Good-The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, presents their songs with fresh and original arrangements with piano, voice and guitar. This is a musical overview of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s songs from their award winning broadway shows, South Pacific, Cinderella, The King and I, Carousel, with special attention to The Sound of Music. This program is a tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein, two of America’s greatest twentieth century composers who told the von Trapp family’s story through music. Their songs captured Elisabeth's heart as a five year old and continue to enchant her as an adult. Their music has enriched the world.
Sunday, January 14, 2018 • 3:00 P.M.