My musical life is picking up. In addition to getting a great rhythm section together and focusing on getting some solo jazz gigs for this summer, I will be performing with the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans in our last performances of the season.
Our performances on Sunday, June 24th and Thursday, June 28th will consist of “modern pieces” in their own right.
- Schubert’s “Mirjam’s Siegesgesang” is a setting of Grillparzer’s secular poem about the Jewish slaves’ miraculous escape from Pharaoh’s army. It is his last, and most harmonically unusual piece, which he never even had the honor of hearing performed.
- Many of Paul Simon’s compositions have been chorally arranged, and Maestro Steven Edwards has prepared us to perform six of Simon’s greatest hits: “Feelin’ Groovy” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (arr. Kirby Shaw); a medley of “Scarborough Fair” and “The Sound of Silence” (arr. Philip Kern); an all-male rendition of “Loves Me Like a Rock” (arr. Greg Gilpin); and a moving arrangement by our own Steven Edwards of “Overs.”
Trinity Episcopal Church of New Orleans
Sunday, June 24th at 5pm
featuring Soprano, Danielle Nice
New Orleans City Park
Botanical Gardens’ Pavilion of the Two Sisters
Thursday, June 28 at 6pm
$10 to benefit New Orleans City Park
I hope you continue to fill your lives with music over the summer. I know I will.