Join us for our next Levitt on the Lawn Concert on Friday, September 19th! This free event is part of the Levitt on the Lawn concert series sponsored by alumna Elizabeth Levitt Hirsch ’74 and the Levitt Pavilions. Since 2005, Levitt on the Lawn has brought diverse musical performances to the Scripps College campus. Our twenty-fourth event will feature Colorado-based indie group SHEL.
Four sisters (Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza – SHEL), raised in an atmosphere of creative freedom and diligent study, have honed their musical skills surgically sharp and blended their personalities and visions into a unified whole. They are a vocal group with outstanding instrumental capabilities and an instrumental group with a thrilling vocal attack. From their fetching, unpredictable songs to their whimsical, hand-made top hats, SHEL makes a profound impression, something they are doing to growing crowds and critical acclaim.
Nestled within SHEL’s enveloping sound, wisps of folk revival, vaudeville, renaissance fairs and steam-punk esthetic blur around one another. Allusions abound to their core influences—The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Harry Nilsson and acoustic super-group Strength In Numbers. Some pieces borrow liberally from their classical training, yet there’s nothing ponderous or unapproachable about them. They revel in strong dynamics, so a single song can grow from airy lace to a driving, white-water rush. They are richly feminine, but they don’t shy from covering Led Zeppelin. Above all, there’s variety and creativity.
Snacks and desserts will be available for purchase from Claremont Village favorites Bert & Rocky’s, Edible Arrangements, and Some Crust and from Upland’s Old World Deli beginning at 6:00 p.m. There will also be giveaways of free 21 Choices gift certificates for concert-goers (while supplies last). Picnic dinners are also welcomed, and a limited number of blankets and lawn chairs will be available to check-out at no cost (ID must be left for collateral). The concert begins at 6:30pm. For more information, call the Scripps College Public Events Office at (909) 607-9372.