Category: Concert / Performance

21 Mar

Red Baraat in Rockland

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On Saturday, March 14th the Farnsworth Art Museum’s [Collective] 2015 Bash took place at the Wyeth Center in downtown Rockland and featured Red Baraat. The Brooklyn based, eight piece dohl and brass band blasted on stage propelled by Punjabi rooted bhangra beats, and fueled by an unending supply of energy and enthusiasm…and the packed house loved every moment of the show. Red Baraat lived up to the NPR dubbed title of “best party band in years,” and they did not disappoint. Not a slow tempo ballad in the bunch, this was a show not to be missed. A big thank you and round of applause to the Farnsworth [Collective] and all the volunteers that made this event happen!

31 Dec

New Year’s Eve with Garland Jeffreys

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What a great way to finish a truly wonderful year…seeing an all time favorite, Garland Jeffreys, in concert at Joe’s Pub in NYC. Exceeding high expectations, Mr. Jeffreys and his band delivered on all counts and left the crowd hungry for more. Bringing in tunes that spanned his career, he sang with passion and delivered the ever-relevant lyrics with heart and gusto. My night was complete upon hearing “Hail Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll” … a tune for the ages!

12 Apr

NYC – Nobuyuki Tsujii at Carnegie Hall Weekend

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What a treat it was to see Nobuyuki Tsujii, Japanese pianist, perform again – this time a program of Beethoven at Carnegie Hall with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. A chilly and snowy day in Manhatten, but what fun it was. With a  bowl of Totto Ramen to warm things up, the day could not have been better. Backstage at Carnegie Hall after the magnificent performance, and dinner with Nobuyuki-san and friends topped off a wonderful day in the city.

For more on Nobuyuki Tsujii, visit Peter Rosen Productions site and his movie on the 13th Van Cliburn competition here. Also, a great way for keeping up with Mr. Tsujii’s busy schedule is to visit the official fan page here.

24 Mar

Nobuyuki Tsujii

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On March 17th, Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii performed at the Rockport Opera House. Maine was his third to last stop on his North American tour and I had the honor and pleasure of assisting  Peter Rosen Productions in the filming of an upcoming movie on this remarkable musician.

Nobuyuki Tsujii was a joint gold medal winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn Award and the subject of two earlier Peter Rosen Productions movies (A Surprise in Texas, and Nobuyuki Tsujii, Live at Carnegie Hall, both are extraordinary films).  Nobuyuki’s Rockport performance, a program of Debussy and Chopin, was a magnificent display of his incredible talent, skill and musicianship. He dedicated the performance to Van Cliburn who recently passed away, and to the victims and families of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The concert  concluded with a piece he composed in memory of the victims of the disaster.

If ever you have the opportunity to see Nobuyuki Tsujii perform, consider yourself lucky if you can get tickets and go…Spectacular!