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Mitchell & Cohen musical tribute at historical society

Published 6:46 am, Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • Musicians who will perform Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen songs in a benefit c0oncert for the Westport Historical Society include, from left, keyboardist Bob Cooper, vocalist Suzanne Sherisan, horn player Ruth Ahlers and percussionist Marshal Rosenberg. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News

    Musicians who will perform Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen songs in a benefit c0oncert for the Westport Historical Society include, from left, keyboardist Bob Cooper, vocalist Suzanne Sherisan, horn player Ruth Ahlers and percussionist Marshal Rosenberg.

    Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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A tribute concert featuring the music of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen is planned Nov. 22 at the Westport Historical Society, with proceeds benefitting the society.

The fundraiser will feature Westport vocalist Suzanne Sheridan and Westport keyboardist Bob Cooper, who have been performing the tribute show for the past year in a variety of Connecticut venues, the historial society said in a news release.

The concert is scheduled from 6 to 8 pm. at the historical society, 25 Avery Place. Tickets are $10 and include wine and other refreshments.

Mitchell and Cohen, both Canadian born, were among the most influential singer-songwriters of the 1960s and had a romantic relationship for several months in 1967 and 1968.

Mitchell, now 70, is best known for her hits "Big Yellow Taxi," "Both Sides Now," "Chelsea Morning" and "A Case of You."

Cohen, 79, is best known for "Hallelujah," "Anthem," "Suzanne," and the Johnny Cash hit, "Bird on a Wire.

Sheridan first performed the tribute show three years ago and has toured Canada and Australia, the historical society said. She and Cooper will be joined for the benefit by Ruth Ahlers of Norwalk on saxaphone, clarinet, recorder, percussions and vocals; and by percussionist Marshal Rosenberg of New York City.

For reservations, call the historical society at 203-222-1424 or email bbrauner@westporthistory.org