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Join us this afternoon for marvelous cabaret with Joan Morris & Bill Bolcom at 4pm!
General admission tickets are still available!
Sunday January 12 | 4 PM
William Bolcom & Joan Morris:
A benefit concert for The House!
Make a Reservation!
"Bolcom and Morris may be the best thing to happen to American popular song since the invention of sheet music." — The Chicago Sun-Times
The internationally renowned husband-and-wife duo of composer-pianist William Bolcom and mezzo-soprano Joan Morris perform Bolcom's cabaret songs plus a program drawing on their vast repertoire of classics and obscure gems spanning the history of American popular song.
This concert is generously sponsored by StanCorp Investment Advisers.
$50 rows 1-2 SOLD OUT
$30 rows 3-5 SOLD OUT
Tuesday January 14 | 8 PM
Glenn Tucker's Determination Sextet:
Determination Pre-Recording Bash
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Pianist Glenn Tucker leads an all-star Detroit ensemble in preparation to record an album, “Determination” of his original music.
$25 rows 1-2
$15 rows 3-5
Thursday January 16 | 8 PM
Songs of Love and Death by Messiaen
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This concert is part of a recital tour of Olivier Messiaen’s Harawi. Olivier Messiaen’s immense song cycle Harawi (1945) is the first part of what has become known as the “Tristan trilogy” - followed by Turangalîla Symphony and Cinq Rechants. Exploring tropes of love and death, Messiaen ecstatically blends borrowed Peruvian folklore and melodies with themes from the Tristan/Isolde fated-love story.
The project was extremely personal for Messiaen – as he composed Harawi, his wife Clair Delbos was beginning to succumb to the long illness which eventually took her life. Additionally, the pianist for whom he wrote this and many other works, Yvonne Loriod, later became his second wife. His text explores ideas of fated love and death, invoking surreal images and descriptions of color, exotic sounds and incantations. Harawi makes monumental demands of both singer and pianist, and the duo of Karl Larson and Liz Pearse are thrilled to present this true treasure of 20th century literature.
The text to mvt. X of Harawi, “Amour oiseau d’étoile”, describes Sir Roland Penrose’s painting “Seeing is Believing (L'Ile Invisible)”. Having viewed the painting in an art journal, Messiaen considered this image to symbolically represent the whole of Harawi.
“…Your head inverted under the sky$25 rows 1-2
Your eye of star, tumbling chains, towards the stars
…Far from the tableau my hands sing,
Star, augmented silence of the sky.
My hands, your eye, your neck, the sky”
$15 rows 3-5
Friday January 17 | 8 PM
Bobby Streng Group
This concert will feature the five piece Bobby Streng Group. The project combines his loves for arranging multiple colors with improvisational flexibility allowed in a small group performance. Bobby states: "I love the instrumentation of this group. The versatility is very fun to work with. Having the guitar and piano allows me to often use guitar like a second horn player. The color achieved from a tenor sax and electric guitar unison is well documented in fusion, my favorite being the recordings by Mike Stern. With the five piece, I take that sound and liberally apply it into my jazz compositions."$30 rows 1-2
This concert is supported by the Don Chisholm Friends of Jazz at Kerrytown Concert House.
$20 rows 3-5
Sunday January 19 | 7:30 PM
The Whammies: music of Steve Lacy
Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York City, was a jazz saxophonist and composer recognized as one of the important players of soprano saxophone. Coming to prominence in the 1950s as a progressive Dixieland musician, Lacy went on to a long and prolific career. He worked extensively in experimental jazz and dabbled in free improvisation, but Lacy's music was typically melodic and tightly-structured. Lacy also became a highly distinctive composer with a signature organic of style, with compositions often built out of little more than a single questioning phrase, repeated several times.
The music of Thelonious Monk became a permanent part of Lacy's repertoire after a stint in the pianist's band, with Monk's songs appearing on virtually every Lacy album and concert program; Lacy often partnered with trombonist Roswell Rudd in exploring Monk's work. Beyond Monk, Lacy performed the work of jazz composers such as Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington and Herbie Nichols; unlike many jazz musicians he rarely played standard popular or show tunes.
The Whammies, featuring an all-star cast of musicians from the Amsterdam, Chicago, and Boston improvisation scenes, is releasing their second CD “The Whammies Play The Music Of Steve Lacy, Vol. 2” once again focusing on compositions by the late saxophone iconoclast Steve Lacy. This CD is being released by Driff Records, a label founded by Boston-area improvisers Jorrit Dijkstra and Pandelis Karayorgis as part of a batch of four new releases. The Whammies toured the American Northeast in January 2013 and is planning European tours in November 2013, March 2014 and summer 2014.The Whammies (named after a Steve Lacy tune) brings together musicians from three cities, united by an interest in creating adventurous improvisational forms.
$30 rows 1-2
$20 rows 3-5
Friday January 24 | 8PM - Make a Reservation!
Saturday January 25 | 8PM - Make a Reservation!
Sunday January 26 | 4PM - SOLD OUT
Friday January 31 | 8PM - Make a Reservation!
Saturday February 1 | 8PM - Make a Reservation!
Wine, Women & Song XII
A KCH Annual Tradition!
Enjoyed annually by sold-out audiences comprised of both women AND men, Wine, Women and Song features the musical talents of local female celebrity artists from the classical, jazz and cabaret genres. Performers include Sue Booth, Carolyn Burnstein, Wendy Bloom, Shelley MacMillan, Lisa Gray, Roxy Diederich, Beth Major, Deanna Relyea, Susan Shipman and Monica Swartout-Bebow.
True to tradition, complimentary wine will be served as well as alcohol-free options.
Due to the large following of WWS fans, KCH strongly recommends reservations!
$50 rows 1-2
$30 rows 3-5
Proceeds from this fundraiser go to Kerrytown Concert House!
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