The Merry Movable Feast - A Benefit for The Flash in Kennett's Historic Homes - First Seating

The Merry Movable Feast - A Benefit for The Flash in Kennett's Historic Homes - First Seating

Matt Cappy, Horizens, Michael Hall & Jennifer French, ACT Players - Ethan Knettler & Aubrey Weaver

Sun, December 9, 2018

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm


This event is all ages

The Merry Movable Feast
The Merry Movable Feast
A four course, progressive evening of food, libation, architecture and music in historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania all to benefit The Kennett Flash!

Take a break from the season’s hustle and bustle and enjoy a delightful evening of food, libation and music at four of Kennett Square’s architectural gems with your guide, local architect and musician Dennis Melton.

Your evening begins at the historic Barnard-Philips House at 217 S. Broad Street, where your hosts, Wayne & Sally Warren will welcome you into their home with cocktails*, hors d’oeuvres by Verbena BYOB and entertainment by accomplished Jazz Trumpeter, Matt Cappy.

From there, you’ll stroll to 220 N. Union Street to The Chalfont House, which are also the offices of our hosts Century 21 Pierce & Bair, and you will enjoy an intermezzo provided by The Kennett Flash, beverages provided by Century 21 and music by progressive songwriters Horizens.

Your dinner stop is the at Robinhurst which is located at 234 N. Union Street, and the home of Mayor Matt Fetick and David Williams. You’ll feast on Portabello’s award-winning cuisine with paired wines and Classical music from The Kennett Symphony’s Michael Hall and his wife Jennifer French.

The evening ends on a sweet note at 203 N. Union Street where hosts Larmore Scarlett, LLP will offer dessert from Sweet Magnolia Bakery with paired wines and port. ACT Players’ Ethan Knettler and Aubrey Weaver will round out the evening’s entertainment.

The Merry Movable Feast offers two seating times: 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm for up to 24 participants per seating. Tickets are $100 per person and benefit The Kennett Flash.

*Non-alcoholic beverages are also available at each of the locations.

Hor D'oeuvres
Barnard-Philips House - 217 S. Broad Street
Hosted by Wayne & Sally Warren
Food by Verbena BYOB
Music by Matt Cappy

The Chalfont House - 220 N. Union Street
Hosted by Century 21 Pierce & Bair
Food sponsored by The Kennett Flash
Music by Horizens

Robinhurst - 234 N. Union Street
Hosted by Mayor Matt Fetick
Food by Portobellos
Music by Michael Hall & Jennifer French

203 N. Union Street
Hosted by Larmore Scarlett, LLP
Food by Sweet Magnolia Bakery
Music by ACT Players - Ethan Knettler & Aubrey Weaver
Matt Cappy
Matt Cappy
If you're anywhere near East Philly you know the name Matt Cappy. If you've seen Jill Scott, The Roots, Dave Chappelle's Block Party, The Mavericks... you've probably seen Matt Cappy.

If you've heard Michael Jackson's "Butterflies", Jill Scott's Gold selling live album "826+", John Legend and The Roots Grammy winning album "Wake Up" you've heard Matt Cappy. And that's just a few of the credits.

Matt Cappy, a Berlin, NJ native, or East Philly as he puts it, has been touring, recording, and performing with the biggest names in music from Neo-Soul, Hio Hop, RnB, Gospel, Latin, Rock and PoP since graduating from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia. By the Summer of 2010, Cappy was headlining festivals like Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Bonaroo and Coachella with Jay-Z and guest appearing with The Dave Matthews Band.

Now the world gets to hear Matt's debut album: CHURCH AND STATE: (Ropeadope Records) is an epic beginning with a diverse range of experience and style that tell the story of the man.
Horizens is an up and coming band of well seasoned songwriters for such a young age from Delaware. Made up of many diverse elements ranging from alternative, progressive, blues, and jam rock. Horizens is known for a variety of different sounds and pushes the boundaries of the genres that it belongs to.
Michael Hall & Jennifer French
Michael Hall & Jennifer French
Hailed as performing with "beautifully committed phrasing" by the Naples Daily News, Jennifer French has been a member of the Space Coast Symphony since its inaugural season and currently holds the position of principal horn. She has held the position of 2nd horn with the Southwest Florida Symphony since 2000. She has been an active freelance musician throughout Florida and Georgia, performing with the Sarasota Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, the Albany Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, and several regional orchestras, opera companies, and chamber ensembles. Notably, she has performed in orchestras for Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, the Indigo Girls, Celtic Thunder, and Mannheim Steamroller. In addition, Jennifer was principal horn for a Broadway Revival run of South Pacific in Ft. Myers and has performed as solo horn with TheatreZone, a professional theatre company in Naples, FL, performing such shows as Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind.

After a recent move to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Jennifer has joined the horn section of the Lancaster Symphony and also serves as Music Librarian. She has also performed with the Reading Symphony, the Kennett Symphony, and the Pennsylvania Philharmonic. In addition to her busy performance schedule, Jennifer is in demand as a private instructor and maintains a full horn studio.

She continues to travel to Florida for gigs, including a recent performance with the Space Coast Symphony as soloist for Schumann’s Konzertstuck for Four Horns.

Jennifer holds a Master of Music and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Florida, where her principal teacher was Dr. Paul Basler. Jennifer also attended Florida State University as a full scholarship recipient in music performance and studied with Dr. William Capps. Other influential teachers include Ralph Froelich and Michelle Stebleton.

Michael Hall

Maestro Hall is currently in his 2nd season as Music Director of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. He continues as Music Director of the Kennett Symphony in Pennsylvania, as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Space Coast Symphony in Florida. Hall has appeared with many of today’s leading ensembles, including the Houston Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica, the Toledo Symphony, the Windsor Symphony,the Okanagan Symphony, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra,and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Hall has a special relationship with the Tucson Symphony, and has been a frequent guest conductor in multiple concert series over the past nine seasons.

Hall’s drive for artistic excellence, innovative thematic programming, and collaborations with celebrated guest artists has resulted in unprecedented artistic growth, audience praise, and enthusiastic reviews. His tenure with the Kennett Symphony has witnessed growth in all aspects of the organization, from increased donations to consecutive sold out performances Under Hall’s leadership, the orchestra has offered its first free concert for the community and a first ever commission to celebrate the orchestra’s 75th anniversary.

Formerly Music Director of the Southwest Florida Symphony from 2007 to 2012, Maestro Hall’s tenure included two world premieres commissioned for the orchestra’s 50th anniversary season and pioneering the Orchestra’s first “Discovery” concert-- a multimedia educational concert experience designed as an entry point to bring new audiences to symphonic music. Hall also planned, developed and executed the groundbreaking “Glow in the Dark” concert experience. Targeting younger audiences, the program offered real-time program notes accessible on their mobile devices during the performance. This program received national attention in Symphony magazine.

Before being appointed Music Director of the Southwest Florida Symphony, Michael Hall held the position of Associate Conductor with the Pacific Symphony in California, where he developed innovative Family Concerts based on his own original scripts. Hall’s success in California led to his initial three year position being extended to an unprecedented six year tenure. During Michael’s appointment as Resident Conductor with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, he worked with the orchestra in every concert series, most notably in their acclaimed New Music Festival, as well as being featured in BRAVO TV’s Whole Notes hosted by John Kimura Parker. Upon completion of his tenure, Hall was awarded the “Keys to the City” by Mayor Glen Murray for his outstanding contributions to the arts.

A passionate advocate for music education, both in the concert hall and in the classroom, Maestro Hall has conducted many noteworthy college and youth orchestras including the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University. During the 2012/13 season, Hall was Visiting Guest Artist, Conductor in Residence at Ball State University’s School of Music in Indiana, and in the 2016/17 season, accepted an invitation as Visiting Guest Professor at Ithaca College’s School of Music.

Hall holds a Master’s degree in conducting from the University of Michigan, having studied with renowned conducting pedagogue Gustav Meier, and a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he worked with Sir Colin Davis. While studying in England, Hall also held the position of Assistant conductor of the Havant Symphony Orchestra in the UK.

Recognized for his talent among his peers, Maestro Hall was a finalist in the International Conducting Competition in Besançon France and was awarded Third Prize in the Cadaques Orchestra International Conducting Competition in Spain.
ACT Players - Ethan Knettler & Aubrey Weaver
ACT Players - Ethan Knettler & Aubrey Weaver
Established in 2004, ACT Players is home to a diverse group of individuals who share a common passion for the “performing arts”, both on the stage and in the wings. We are not simply actors, but directors, pit musicians, producers, costumers, choreographers, light and sound technicians, and most importantly, we are volunteers who support an organization built on core family values, inclusiveness, pride, fellowship, talent, mutual respect, and love for the theater.

Towards that end, ACT Players endeavors to:

• Provide challenging workshops and drama courses to interested students and adults as an enrichment and extension of the community theater program.

• Create quality, educational and cultural experiences for anyone wishing to participate in any area of the theater/performing arts.

• Give young people an appreciation of the performing arts, imparting to them the necessary skills for producing, directing and participating in community theater and other related projects

• Continue to seek opportunity for future growth within our community and to partner effectively with other dramatic organizations.

• Build a true sense of community strength and spirit by utilizing the existing talents of local thespians and providing a creative outlet for aspiring performers.
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348