Posted by: Patrice Fitzgerald | May 16, 2009

Hot time tomorrow!

Dear Patient Readers:

I have been a bad blogger!  I’ve been distracted with “real” life, and haven’t blogged at all in May.

But I’ll make it up to you by being diligent in relating fabulous and interesting things — just as soon as I get past tomorrow’s big concert.  You know about it, right?  I know that some of you are coming in person.

Richard and I are doing “Classical & Jazz; a perfect musical marriage” on Sunday, May 17th, at 3:00 at the First Congregational Church of Stratford.  Justine Macurdy, a fabulous classical accompanist, is playing for us as we sing pieces by Gounod, Viardot, Mendelssohn (Fanny Mendelssohn, that is), the sisters Boulanger, Roger Quilter, Vaughan Williams, and a fun set of feisty songs from Libby Larsen.  

And that’s just the first half!  The second half is all jazz, accompanied by the irrepressible Dr. Joe Utterback, with Richard’s son Derek on jazz bass, and his friend Ryan Dunne on percussion.  You’ll hear Blues in the Night, Summertime, Embraceable You, and a lovely duet version of Some Enchanted Evening that we created ourselves.  And Richard will wow you with his jazz trumpet playing.  The man has some lips, and I should know.  

A good time will be had by us as well as the audience, guaranteed!

No charge; just a goodwill donation to cover the expenses of the musicians and to give something to the church.

Come join us!

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