Celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Alice's Restaurant." Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and a social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe.
Bluesy pop singer-songwriter Noah Guthrie has been taking the U.S. by storm to promote his debut album, Among the Wildest Things. Often known for his unique covers on YouTube, Guthrie is excited to give fans a taste of his own music. Throughout his career, he has opened for a variety of artists as his powerful, soulful voice and beautifully written songs appeal to a wide range of audiences. He has opened concerts for Ed Sheeran, Neon Trees, Cobra Starship, Matisyahu, and Selena Gomez, among others.
Dan Tedesco is the quintessential modern-day troubadour, narrating the American experience in song honestly and intimately and with a big sound to boot. A solo artist, Tedesco’s stage show is framed by a minimalist production that finds him belting out folk-spiced rock from behind both acoustic and electric guitars while foot-stomping percussion rounds out many of the arrangements. This is one solo artist who won’t seem out of place on a bill with rock bands.
City Strings United's Spring in the City: A Concert Gala begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Red Room at Cafe 939 with mingling and a casual dinner. At 7:30 p.m., we will move next door to David Friend Recital Hall for our main program. This portion of the evening will feature performances by City Strings United students as well as a special guest performance by leading saxophonist and vocalist Walter Beasley, a modern musical Renaissance man. Beasley is a bestselling recording artist and full-time professor, and he will perform solo as well as with the City Strings United students.
This is a fantastic time to learn more firsthand about the positive impact of City Strings United programming on youth and our community.
Turkish composer and Berklee alumnus Mehmet Sanlikol has been honored with a Grammy nomination and as a JAZZIZ Magazine Top 10 Critic’s Choice selection. His unique perspective is deeply rooted in his background in Cyprus and Turkey, and is informed by his collaborations with artists such as Bob Brookmeyer, Esperanza Spalding, Tiger Okoshi, and Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez.
He will perform as a guest with the Jazz Composition Workshop Ensemble.