“A Skitch in Time: A Tribute to Maestro Skitch Henderson” - A Concert to Benefit Hunt Hill Farm, August 11, 2018
Hunt Hill Farm presents a benefit for New Milford’s beloved Hunt Hill Farm, founded by Skitch Henderson and his wife Ruth in 1972. A Skitch in Time was originally presented in New York City in April 2018, conceived by Lynn Henderson (no relation) as a tribute to her friend and mentor Skitch, the founder of the New York Pops Orchestra, Director of the NBC Orchestra and the Tonight Show bandleader under both Steve Allen and Johnny Carson.
The concert will take place at Hunt Hill Farm in the Silo performing space. Tickets are $40 and reservations are essential. Call: 860-355-0300. The address of Hunt Hill Farm is: 44 Upland Road New Milford, CT 06776
“A Skitch in Time is bewitching and emotionally accessible. Skitch would have been proud.” - Cabaret Scenes Magazine
“Lynn Henderson projects a rare and pure joy.” - Broadway World
After purchasing and combining two farms to make Hunt Hill Farm, Skitch and Ruth Henderson set about converting the many buildings into a cooking school, art gallery, museum and kitchen store. Gifted to the town of New Milford by the Hendersons, Hunt Hill Farm became a 501c3 non-profit institution in 2003. It has been a center of learning for over 45 years, offering educational opportunities and experiences for children, youths and adults to nurture a deeper understanding of art, music, cooking, organic farming and land use.
Lynn, a resident of Litchfield County for many years before moving into Manhattan in 2014, is known for taste and style throughout several cabaret shows she’s performed in New York City, as well as her two recordings of Great American Songbook music. Douglas J. Cohen, her musical director, arranger and accompanist, will join her at Hunt Hill Farm with bassist Bob Sabin and Special Guest, New York Pops percussionist and founder of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Sherrie Maricle. Powerhouse entertainer and multiple award-winning actress-singer, Klea Blackhurst, directs.
Photo by Mark Planner.