Sundays on the Square August 21, 2022, brings us two groups, Albion West and Wildered Music.
Albion West is an artist collective rooted in hope, authenticity and community. Pulling from jazz, classical and folk traditions, storytelling is at the heart of what they create.
Albion West Group Members
The Albion West Group includes Katie Swierk, Jeremiah de la Pena, Marissa Weston, and Linnea Scott.
Kacie is the founding and leading member of Albion West. She created this group with the hopes of forming a musical community that wouldn’t just “write to write” or “play to play” but instead push to create original music that digs into the heart of storytelling. Though at her core a pianist, Kacie continues to explore song through multiple instruments, tones, and voice. She holds a degree in Commercial Music from Indiana University, and increasingly is following the itch to plunge deeper into the world of composition.
Jeremiah was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised in the northwest suburb of Palatine. At age 12, he started his journey in music playing orchestral percussion and drum set in school, continuing to take every opportunity to learn and perform through his Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Coe College in 2019. From indie-rock and pop-punk bands, to jazz groups and Orchestra Iowa performances, or musical theatre runs and cabaret shows, Jeremiah enjoys spreading his interests across as many genres as possible.
Marissa is rarely found without a violin in hand. She has been shredding on the strings for 19 years and holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music (where she first met and collaborated with Kacie). Marissa currently resides in the Steel City where she completed her Masters of Music in Violin Performance at Carnegie Mellon University and studies with Pittsburgh Symphony violinist Christopher Wu. When it comes to music, she loves every moment from the orchestra stage to the recording studio and every genre she meets along the way.
Linnea, a Chicago native, has lived a very musical life. The show tunes and Simon & Garfunkel albums of her childhood led her to a degree in Cello Performance from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music (Oberlin, OH) and Master of Music from Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu (Barcelona, Spain). Her love of folk and world music has grown through workshops with artists such as the Punch Brothers, Aofie O’Donovan, and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. With music school behind her, Linnea hopes to further develop her musical voice, not only as a cellist but also as a singer and songwriter.
Here’s a sample from Albion West for you to enjoy:
Find out more about Albion West here:
- Website: https://albionwest.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlbionWestMusic/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBejVm4aoKH1pfNDaTXjmUg
Here’s a music sample for you to enjoy from Wildered:
Here’s where you can find more:
Sundays on the Square – celebrate music & summer outdoors
Sundays on the Square in 2022 run every Sunday, June 26 – Sept 4, except for July 17 (the Woodstock Folk Festival is always scheduled the third Sunday in July).
Enjoy some great bands from 5:00 – 7:00 pm (noon – 7:00 pm on the opening Sunday, June 26). We gather on the historic Woodstock Square, Cass & Van Buren Streets, Woodstock IL 60098. Shows vary, some with one and some with two acts, featuring local, regional, and national talent.
Restaurants on the Square are usually open on these evenings with carry-out items, but please confirm with specific places. Of course you can bring your own food items and picnic on the Square. Also, be sure to bring chairs!
Sunday evenings on the Square are always a memorable part of summer in the Woodstock area. Watch this website for updates and specifics on the bands. Better yet, subscribe to our email list if you aren’t already on it!
Watch our website for details about the Sundays on the Square July schedule
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Brought to you by Off Square Music, the Woodstock Opera House, and the City of Woodstock with support from the Illinois Arts Council and the Woodstock Hotel/Motel Tax Grants to the Arts — as well as your generous donations. It truly takes a village (and a state, and a few cities, a couple of guys with wagons and an ice cream vendor).