TALENT & WIT
The Ebony Ivory and Spruce Trio invites the listener to hear great music reimagined with a new intimate sound; classical, jazz, and popular music are interwoven with stories and humor to show the creative connection between the composer, the performers and the audience.
BEETHOVEN'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
FRIDAY DECEMBER 3, 2021
HEART OF THE CITY MUSIC FACTORY, ANOKA
Our concert reimagining of Dickens' classic tale, featuring the famously irascible Beethoven as Scrooge, has been a big hit, selling out the Music Factory.
And we're back again this year! With music by:
The Ghost of Christmas Past (Bach)
The Ghost of Christmas Present (Schubert)
The Ghost of Christmas Future (Tchaikovsky)
Perhaps also music from the Far, Far Christmas Future (Vince Guaraldi, and your favorite carols) . . .
Come join this new yuletide tradition!
PRIVATE HOLIDAY EVENT
DECEMBER 06, 2021
GERSHWIN, RAVEL & JAZZ
A narrated concert featuring:
Ravel's Piano Concerto in G
Gershwin's An American in Paris
And other jazz for clarinet trio
Performed at: Great Music at Boutwells series; The Upstairs; Bryant-Lake Bowl
CLARA'S 200TH BIRTHDAY:
A SCHUMANN SALON
In 2019 Clara Schumann -- the Original Renaissance Woman! -- turned 200. Celebrate her life and her music, and the music of her husband and her friends, with chamber music and art songs by creative giants of the Romantic era:
Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Niels Gade
Perfomed at: Sundin Hall as part of the 88s At Sundin Series
THE JAZZ EFFECT
A piece of music may not technically be jazz, but if a jazz effect appears in a piece you know it right away.
Debussy, Ravel, Shostakovich, Poulenc
Milhaud, Piazzolla, Brubeck
Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, McPartland, William Bolcom
Come and hear the amazing reach of The Jazz Effect.
Performed at: Heart of the City Music Factory; Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater
BEETHOVEN'S "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"
A concert reimagining of Dickens' classic tale. Feat. music by:
Ghost of Christmas Past (Bach)
Ghost of Christmas Present (Schubert)
Ghost of Christmas Future (Brahms)
Maybe even Christmas Far, Far Future (V. Guaraldi)
Performed at: The Upstairs; Heart of the City Music Factory; Hanifl Performing Arts Center
PICTURES IN MUSIC
Curated photographs reflect the emotions of Mussorgsky’s "Pictures at an Exhibition." The original solo piano work has been newly arranged for trio.
Poulenc: Mouvement Perpetuel; two Novelettes
Debussy: Golliwogg’s Cake Walk
Piazzolla: Two Tangos
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church as part of the Music at Hennepin Concert Series;
Sundin Hall as part of the 88's at Sundin Music Series
Musical pairings by some composers who were friends, some who were enemies, and some who maybe were both:
Bernstein & Copland
Chopin & Liszt
Clara Schumann & Brahms
Debussy & Ravel
Milhaud & Brubeck
Artie Shaw & Benny Goodman
Performed at: Hanifl Performing Arts Center; A-Mill Artists Lofts