First Christian Church, 1166 Oak Street, Eugene, Oregon
The poster for next Saturday's concert was designed by Kim Still. Isn't this just gorgeous? So far, Cherry Blossom Musical Arts has delighted your eyes, now let us delight your ears next Saturday at the First Christian Church. Details are on the poster..7:30.. Sat the 25th, the music of Paul Safar with the Delgani String Quartet, Ben Farrell and Pickles and Peppers Clarinet Quartet, Andrew Teem, Nathan Waddell, Dave Bender, Kim Still, Kevin Kimple, Grayson Fiske,and yes, Cherry Blossom Artistic Directors Paul Safar and Nancy Wood will be working it too.
Portland is a vibrant place for new music, and Cherry Blossom's founders Paul Safar and Nancy Wood have enjoyed performing in Portland for a number of years.
Cherry Blossom's March Music Moderne concert emphasizes our love of cross-pollination, and includes the following:
The world premiere of "The Coast of Oregon: The Quest for Aztlan" by Derek Healey- a dramatic monologue for soprano and chamber ensemble, featuring Nancy Wood, soprano, Paul Safar, piano, Sydney Carlson, flute, Diane Chaplin, cello, Florian Conzetti, percussion and conducted by Keith Clark.
"A Trio in Four Dances" by Paul Safar with Portland Festival Ballet, choreographed by PFB Artistic Director, John Magnus and featuring violinist Lisa Mc Whorter, cellist Diane Chaplin and composer/pianist Paul Safar.
"Four on Five" by Paul Safar with choreography by Lavinia Magliocco for Portland Festival Ballet featuring Lisa McWhorter, violin, Paul Safar, piano, Diane Chaplin, cello, and Florian Conzetti, percussion
Comet Crash 9" an electroacoustic piece by Jack Gabel accompanied by a video montage by Agnieszka Laska
"The C's have it" by Paul Safar with performance artist Ty Connor and Bodyvox 2. In an homage to John Cage, Merce Cunningham and the letter C, the first time the Bodyvox dancers hear the music will be the moment they take the stage, allowing the audience to witness the dance/music collision as it happens.
Cherry Blossom Musical Arts, with support from the Jazz Station, presents "Playing the Edge" at the Jazz Station Saturday, Nov. 12th, 2011, 8-11pm, featuring the music of Paul Safar and Pianist/Composer Art Resnick and the Art Resnick Trio
“Jazz? Classical? Let's just play!"
Resnick, a prolific composer of both original jazz and classical chamber music, is known for his lyrical style and unusual but accessible compositions. He has toured and recorded with many jazz luminaries such as James Moody, Freddie Hubbard, Papa John Creach, Nat Adderly, Benny Golson, Bobby Shew, Gary Bartz and Charles McPherson to name a few. He has also recorded albums featuring his own music in trio and quartet formats including the recording of “Jungleopolis” which earned 5 stars in “Downbeat “ magazine. Art moved to Portland in 1990 from Paris after spending two years touring Europe.
The Art Resnick Trio includes Resnick, along with bassist Dan Schulte, and drummer Jonas Oglesby. This trio has been playing together for years.
The evening also features music by Cherry Blossom Artistic Director Paul Safar from Cherry Blossom's vaudeville show, "Visual Music" as well as new music by Portland/Prague based Dan Senn. Included in the evening's line up is the world premiere of Safar's latest piano trio featuring violinist Lisa McWhorter and cellist David Straka. Other performers include soprano Nancy Wood, clarinetist Ben Farrell, and Safar.
Tickets $10, student/seniors/ jazz station members $5