Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Saturday February 25, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Classical Meets Cabaret

 

continued

When Bolcom and Morris take the stage for the second half, they'll offer the cabaret part of this classical-meets-cabaret concert. Drawing on their enormous repertoire--they've released more than two dozen recordings--they will, Morris says, "restore some songs we've not done for many years." Choosing material from the Big Five of modern American popular music--Berlin, Kern, Gershwin, Porter, and Rodgers & Hart--plus songs by Kurt Weill and Leiber & Stoller, they'll also showcase Bolcom originals, including cameo appearances by his Minicabs, tiny tunes with lyrics by longtime collaborator Arnold Weinstein. A sample: "I will never forgive you," repeated three times for emphasis, before concluding with, "for my behavior!"

Bolcom and Morris present all these with that perfect blend of sophistication, wit, charm, and elegance that is the trademark of both great cabaret songs and their performances.    (end of article)

[Originally published in November, 2009.]

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Meredith Monk - On Behalf of Nature Meredith Monk - On Behalf of Nature
The Rock - I Spy: December 2016 The Rock - I Spy: December 2016
My Very Own Vacation: My Neighborhood My Very Own Vacation: My Neighborhood
Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer
Tropical Smoothies on the East Side - Smoothies... Tropical Smoothies on the East Side - Smoothies...
Mary Szybist - Longing for God Mary Szybist - Longing for God
Map of Health Care - Hospice and Home Health Care Map of Health Care - Hospice and Home Health Care
Photo: Agree to Disagree Photo: Agree to Disagree
Ann Arbor Nightspots: Conor O'Neill's Ann Arbor Nightspots: Conor O'Neill's
Crime Map Crime Map
Victors For Art February 18th through June 11th