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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.

 
 

UPCOMING SHOWS

 
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BEETHOVEN'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL

FRIDAY DECEMBER 3, 2021

8:00PM

HEART OF THE CITY MUSIC FACTORY, ANOKA

TICKET INFO TO COME

Last year our concert reimagining of Dickens' classic tale, featuring the famously irascible Beethoven as Scrooge, was a big hit, selling out the Music Factory.

And this year the new yuletide tradition is back! With music by:

Scrooge (Beethoven)
The Ghost of Christmas Past (Bach)
The Ghost of Christmas Present (Schubert)
and
The Ghost of Christmas Future (Brahms)

Perhaps also music from the Far, Far Christmas Future (Vince Guaraldi, and your favorite carols)

PAST SHOWS

 
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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

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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

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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

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BEETHOVEN'S "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

A concert reimagining of Dickens' classic tale. Feat. music by:

Scrooge (Beethoven)

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

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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

Rachmaninoff: Vocalise

Mussorgsky: Hopak

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Performed at:

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

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MUSICAL FRENEMIES

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

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