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FREE CLASSICAL CONCERT SINDAY: Jonathan Miles Freeman, 57, who grew up in Mt. Airy and now lives in Glenside, has recorded numerous classical piano CDs. The Juilliard School of Music graduate will perform Sunday, Sept. 27, 3 p.m., at Jacobs Music, 1135 N. Easton Rd. (across the street from Best Buy and Pier 1) in Willow Grove with opera singer Maria Pappas, 30-ish, of Meadowbrook.

Pappas, a soprano, has had major roles in numerous operas and studied with William Riley, master pedagogue for the Metropolitan Opera. For more information, call 215-884-1025.

WALKIN’ TO A WINERY: Beats Walkin’, the area’s premier Texas Swing Band, will perform this Sunday, Sept. 27, noon to 6 p.m., during the Brandywine Harvest Festival, held on the grounds of the Chaddsford Winery on Route 1 in southern Chester County. Band members include Lindsay Gilmour (aka ‘The Kiwi Cowgirl’), vocals; Dan Gold, bass; Jon Dichter, guitar; Chuck Lindsey, drums; Mark Arrington, fiddle; and Jim Cohen, 20-stringed pedal steel guitar. There will be an $8 wine tasting fee. For more information, visit or; or call 610-388-6221.

Margaret Simcox Dimeling was married Saturday, June 6, to Ryan Edward Morris at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill. The Reverend E. Clifford Cutler performed the ceremony, which was followed by a reception at Sunnybrook Golf Club.
Mrs. Morris is the daughter of Mary Lynn (Mimi) Almquist Dimeling and the late William Rembrandt Dimeling of Philadelphia. Her father, a lawyer, was a founder and partner of Dimeling, Schreiber & Park, an investment partnership based in Philadelphia. Her mother, a volunteer fundraiser, presently serves on the emeritus boards of the Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Academy of Music.
The bride, 29, attended The Springside School and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H. Since graduating from Yale University in 2002, she has worked at Goldman Sachs in New York City and currently is a vice president in the Investment Research Division.
The bridegroom, 31, is the son of Mary Schiller Morris and Edward James Morris M.D. of Annapolis, Md. His father is a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology in Annapolis. The bridegroom graduated from Loyola Blakefield in Baltimore and from Yale University in 2000. He is a Vice President in the Leveraged Finance Group at Deutsche Bank.

The couple live in New York City.