A crowd of friends and neighbors has gathered on one of the longest nights of the year. All is warm and cozy inside, while the cold winter wind blows just outside the door. The clatter of wine glasses and mugs filled to the brim with hot cider gives way to silence. And from that radiant silence emerges a song…
For the past ten years, Robinson & Rohe have been performing The Longest Winter: A Christmas Concert and Singalong. Annually hosted in venues and house concerts throughout the Northeast, this event has become an audience favorite, a staple of the season.
This year, they bring their midwinter music to Bartram’s, resplendent with a gorgeous backdrop, a triptych of paper cut light boxes designed by illustrator Andrew Benincasa.
Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe bring their folk-music roots and contemporary sensibilities to songs new and old. Robinson & Rohe go deep into the Christmas repertoire: the mystical, the melancholic, the soulful, the sublime. Expect songs you may not know: haunting melodies of old Europe, joyful singalongs of the Southern US, and modern takes on the strange and ancient Christmas tale. Please join us for this special evening.
About Robinson & Rohe:
Robinson & Rohe is the duo project of songwriters Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson. Liam is an original cast member of the Tony Award winning play “Warhorse,” musical director of the Off-Broadway folk opera “Hadestown,” sideman to Anaïs Mitchell, and a member of the Becca Stevens Band. Jean Rohe is an award-winning songwriter and bandleader best known for her alternative anthem for the United States, “National Anthem: Arise! Arise!” In summer 2017, Robinson & Rohe released their debut record, Hunger, a collection of songs about love and the land.