GERM Project

GERM Project · 10. June 2019
The Project continues with DUKE ELLINGTON: On the Road in Carrolltown, Pa (1957) and at the BAL MASQUE, Miami (1958). Duke Ellington and the great musicians in his band made their living “on the road,” traveling from place to place across the country, fulfilling concert obligations and “dance gig” contracts. The latter happened one miraculous June night in 1957, 200 miles west of Philadelphia in Carrolltown, Pennsylvania. Someone had arranged for a stereo tape recording to be made as...
GERM Project · 03. June 2019
The GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC project continues on Wednesday, June 12, 7-8 pm at the AUDIO & ART showroom, 21 Thomson Avenue, Glens Falls. We will be hearing the music of FOUR GREAT GIRL SINGERS: Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page & Linda Ronstadt. Doris Day, while famously recorded in many albums of soundtracks from her movies, actually made very few song recitals on LP. The selections from one of her very great records, DUET with Andre Previn, always leave first-time listeners in...
GERM Project · 28. May 2019
The GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC project continues on Wednesday, June 5, 7-8 pm at the AUDIO & ART showroom, 21 Thomson Avenue, Glens Falls. We will be hearing the music of George Gershwin. Brooklyn-born of Russian/Jewish parents in 1898, George was not a child prodigy, showing little interest in music until about age 10, when he became intrigued by a piano his parents had purchased for his older brother (and future song collaborator) Ira. At age 15, he published his first song and entered the...
GERM Project · 21. May 2019
The GOLDEN ERA RECORDED MUSIC project continues on Wednesday, May 29, 7-8 pm at the AUDIO & ART showroom, 21 Thomson Avenue, Glens Falls. We will be hearing the music of Armenian-American composer ALAN HOVHANESS (1911-2000). Born and raised in the Boston suburbs, Hovhaness received a classical conservatory training. By his mid 20's he had come to feel his compositions were too tame, derivative and conventional. He destroyed them all and embarked on a new path, inspired by a developing...