Music has a power to transport us to another place, if only in our minds. That is exactly what the opening concert of this season's Pratt Community Concert Series achieved, for those fortunate enough to attend. Sons of Serendip's primary claim to fame is that they placed fourth in the finals in the 9th Season […]

Music has a power to transport us to another place, if only in our minds. That is exactly what the opening concert of this season's Pratt Community Concert Series achieved, for those fortunate enough to attend.
Sons of Serendip's primary claim to fame is that they placed fourth in the finals in the 9th Season (2014) of America's Got Talent.
And talent they do have. This foursome musical group all met when they were students at Boston University (three music-related majors and one attorney). Also, two of the members were already friends who grew up on the same street in Charlotte, North Carolina.
If you missed the concert, I would recommend that you check in the next time you have an opportunity to hear Sons of Serendip.
Their music has an ethereal quality that lifts listeners to a higher plane. Performing both original scores and cover songs, the band opened, appropriately, with a smooth, if gentler, rendition of 'Carry on My Wayward Son' by Kansas, concluding with a beautiful, encore performance of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah.' In between, the music weaved back and forth between majestic, pure original sound and covers. Two key factors in the pure, ethereal sound were Micah Christian's vocals and Mason Morton's harp strumming.
All in all, the group blended well, and, I think, carried the audience to higher ground, which is always a good place to go.
Not only were the guys polished musicians and performers, but they also came across as very sincere and kind, leaving the audience with a reminder of just how precious life is and to enjoy the moments to the fullest, since we don't know exactly how long we'll have to do so.
The group's other two members included Kendall Ramseur playing cello and Cordaro Rodriguez on the keyboard.
Finally, thank you, Sons of Serendip, for bringing your positive, uplifting sound and message to our small town.