We focus on songs that have become cultural anthems — you know all the words and they always bring you up.
We lead highly participatory events where every one is encouraged to sing — no matter your skill or experience.
We come together to share & strengthen our joy — lifting our spirits as we raise our voices.
With playful harmonies, acoustic guitars, percussion and upright bass, Sharon Leslie and Daniel Kasnitz perform acoustic versions of popular hits with a funky, jazzy twist. From classic standards to captivatingly re-worked top-40, Sharon & Daniel lead a participatory exploration of our experiences of joy, love, fun and community as expressed through popular song.
“We present songs that draw us together to sing, have fun, and create lift.” explains Leslie. “We choose songs that are great for sing-alongs, songs that have captured our collective imagination and are a beloved part of our cultural bedrock.” adds Kasnitz.
“Their love for the songs shines so very bright!” enthuses Starr Latronica, Director of Brattleboro, Vermont's Brooks Memorial Library. Strolling of the Heifers creator Orly Munzing proclaimed, “They are amazing” about their concert at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden in downtown Brattleboro..
Leslie plays a variety of hand percussion and acoustic guitar.
Kasnitz plays upright and electric bass, acoustic guitar and piano.
Both artists sing.
The Foresight Festival celebrates Vermont in general and Brattleboro in particular as models of sustainable artistic and economic development.
Focusing on Downtown Brattleboro, the festival highlights how the arts bolster the economy, and how small businesses, service professionals, musicians and artisans can collaborate to prosper, today and throughout the 2020s.
New year, new decade, new ideas, new opportunities! On Friday through Sunday, January 17-19, 2020, there will be events, dances and performances all across Downtown Brattleboro. A single admission grants access to all of these happenings. Participating Venues Include The Stone Church, Epsilon Spire, 118 Main Street, Duo Lounge, the Hooker-Dunham Theater, Brooks Memorial Library and more.
The growing list of Partners includes organizations such as the Windham Orchestra, Brattleboro Community Television, Lightspeed Productions, Experienced Goods, The Butterfly Swing Band and Vermont SongWorks. We are pleased to support the efforts of the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance.
Join us for this bold and joyful look forward into the new decade!
Please visit the Foresight Festival website!