Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Former Auburn Resident Returns for Chamber Music Society Series, New Music at the Museum, Me at Balcony Bar, More

I'll quickly list a few things you should know about. Tomorrow night (10/26) at Goodwin Hall, the Auburn Chamber Music Society (ACMS) will present violinist Kristin Lee with clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois and pianist Conor Hanick. This is the first of its three concerts this season. Here's an O-A News article about the performance. Lee is actually a former Auburn resident. Embedded here at right is her playing solo thanks to YouTube user WQXRclassical.

You can see the full concert series for ACMS here.

On Thursday (10/27), as part of the museum series I coordinate, the Fountain City Ensemble (website) will perform a free concert from 12-1, thanks to sponsors Nick and Carolyn Davis. There's not time right now for too many details here, but you can read more about them on my schedule page for the series. Here's a video from 2009 of the group performing a piece by Louis Andriessen called Workers Union. They'll do this piece on Thursday and at least one other that will use video. Jerry Springer. That's all I'm sayin'.

Below is embedded an interview I did about A Little Lunch Music that aired on Troy Public Radio yesterday (10/24). It's an episode of that station's Community Focus with Kyle Gassoit (pronounced GAS-it, if you were wondering) hosting. There's more in it about the Fountain City Ensemble and some of the other performances. Thanks to East Alabama Arts for making it available on it's SoundCloud feed.

Thursday night's (10/27) Sounds of Auburn concert at the Auburn Arena looks to be a big show and I'll bet pretty good. Here's the event page. Most of the large ensembles at AU will perform including the Jazz Ensemble under its new director and AU's new saxophone/jazz instructor, Mike Pendowski. Also, the AU Chamber Choir is on the bill, and they sounded fabulous at the museum a few weeks back.

After it's over, go hear the Jane Drake Trio at Piccolo until 11:00 PM. Jane is actually on vacation this week, but you can still hear Thursday-night jazz at Piccolo from 8-111 PM with saxophonist Jimmy Johnson, pianist Jonathan Lynn and bassist Sam Altonji. You won't hear jazz Friday and Saturday night at Piccolo because of Homecoming. But come out to Auburn's Balcony Bar Friday (10/28) early evening (5-7 PM) for some sunset jazz. You'll hear me, actually, with bassist Patrick Bruce, Jonathan again on piano and drummer David Zuwiyya. If the weather is iffy, we'll be inside imagining the beautiful sunset that we have seen up there for the last three weeks.

Oh, and I've heard that the Carmike Wynnsong 16 has started back with its ballet and opera simulcasts. We may have just missed one for tonight. I'll try to get more on that soon.

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