By Anthony J. Machcinski
A warm sunshine filled the large windowed room at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center on Sunday as an intimate crowd of about 50 people attended the most recent Music at the Mansion concert.
The event featured several performers, including Daryl Glenn, Garry Novikoff, and D.C. Anderson. All who played for the audience at Oakeside did so as volunteers, taking time to promote their music and entertain the crowd.
Playing for the smaller-sized crowd was no issue for Glenn, who sang and played the guitar for the audience.
“I really like being able to look into people’s eyes,” Glenn explained. “That’s something because I really had to learn how to do since I was used to playing in large musicals on stage.”
Glenn, a former resident of Lexington, Ky., has been in musicals since he was in sixth grade, performing at a dinner theatre in Lexington. Thirty years later, Glenn is still performing.
On Sept. 18, Glenn, Jo Lynn Burkes, and others will be featured in the musical “Nashville,” based on the 1975 film of the same title by director Robert Altman. The group will perform at Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency Hotel in Uptown Manhattan.