Come spend an evening with this world-renowned jazz trio lead by guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, who the Boston Globe credited with “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” Pizzarelli is “innately cool, sly and playful in the mode of his biggest influence, Nat ‘King’ Cole—a great comic storyteller and mimic whose verbal precision matches his dexterity as a high-speed finger-picker who scats in unison with his guitar solos.” - THE NEW YORK TIMES. This performance is sponsored by WAMC.
Two incredible pianists – who also happen to be husband and wife—will present a program of works for solo piano and piano four-hands, including selections by Mozart, Debussy, Stravinsky, Granados and Barber. Technically dazzling and intellectually probing artistry exemplify Ran Dank’s pianism and musicality. Soyeon Kate Lee has been lauded by the New York Times as a pianist with“ a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style.” This performance is guaranteed to be a tour de force you will not want to miss!
Mozart: Sonata for four-hands in B-flat major, K. 358
Debussy: Petite Suite, L 65
Stravinsky/Agosti: Firebird Suite
Granados: Quejas o la Maja y el Ruiseñor El Pelele
Barber: Souvenirs Op. 28
Join us for a deliciously out-of-the-ordinary concert experience. Explore the innovative blend of baroque idioms and swing-style jazz found in Claude Bolling’s Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio. Watch as mezzo-soprano Samantha Malk literally whips up a chocolate cake on stage using real ingredients in Lee Hoiby's Bon Appétit!, a miniature one-woman opera based on Julia Child's beloved cooking show. Chocolate cake will be served!
Claude Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano
Linda Chesis, flute, Warren Jones, piano, Ron Wasserman, bass, Jon Di Fiore, drums
Lee Hoiby's Bon Appétit!
Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano as Julia Childs; Warren Jones, piano; Linda Chesis, flute; Kemp Jernigan, oboe; Pascal Archer, clarinet;Mark Timmerman, bassoon; Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn.
Come hear John Sebastian Bach’s magnificent Brandenburg Concertos (III, IV, V & VI), which have proven their extraordinary power to captivate audiences for almost 300 years!
Joseph Lin, who delighted audiences with his Vivaldi/Piazzolla Four Seasons performance last year, returns to lead the CSMF Chamber Ensemble, along with Linda Chesis, and Laura del Sol Jimenez, flutes and Bradley Brookshire, harpsichord.
Praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact” (CALGARY HERALD), the Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile young ensembles, winning First Prize at both the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, and the $100,000 2017 M-Prize.
To celebrate the NY Landmark Conservancy's Sacred Spaces weekend, the Argus will offer a 75 minute program without intermission including works by Mendelssohn. Haydn, Josquin des Prez, Theofanides and Garth Knox. Click here for more information.
Internationally recognized as one of the world's finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. Works to be performed: Griffes’ Poem in a new arrangement for flute and string quartet, Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor and Schubert’s Quartet No. 14 (known as “Death and the Maiden”).