Piano faculty Tim Ray presents a concert of jazz standards, Brazilian favorites, and original music from his recent solo piano recording, On My Own Vol. 1 - New Works. And…he’s taking requests! Email Tim with suggestions of tunes you’d like to hear him play. Listen to samples of Ray's music here. Pianist and composer Laszlo Gardony will perform solo, celebrating his new album, Clarity (Sunnyside Records). Listen to samples of Laszlo's music here.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
Pianist/composer Tom Hojnacki and cellist Leo Eguchi offer the premiere of Hojnacki’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano.” The performance will also include Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Sonata in D Minor for Cello and Piano.”
Celebrating the release of its fourth CD of original music, the Funkhouser Group returns to David Friend Recital Hall, playing music from the new album. The epitome of progressive yet accessible jazz, the band showcases John Funkhouser’s rich compositions, which incorporate influences from Indian raga to classic rock, from Dave Brubeck to Frank Zappa. This concert will also includes a distinctive odd meter take on Thelonious Monk’s “Little Rootie Tootie” as well as a kaleidoscopic reinvention of the traditional folk-blues classic “House of the Rising Sun.” The Funkhouser Group's performances brim with unostentatious virtuosity and an empathetic warmth that’s irresistible.
Jim Brickman brings the spirit of the season to life once again with The Magic of Christmas—and you’re invited! Brickman, along with special guests, delivers the perfect blend of music and entertainment in a show that combines intimacy, warmth, and humor. He will perform holiday favorites along with the hits that have made him the best-selling solo pianist of our time. A 17-year tradition, The Magic of Christmas is the must-see concert of the holiday season.