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Gene Pritsker's composition Vivaldi's Hot House is a starting point for this eclectic event with violin doyenne Lara St. John and Gene’s ensemble Sound Liberation. The concert will feature a genre defying repertoire of music inspired by various composers form the past including Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven, reinterpreted with jazz, metal, hip-hop etc. Featured singers include operatic soprano Adriana Valdés, baritone Charles Coleman, the r&b vocals of David Banks and the soulful jazz voice of Sonya Hensley. Five poets will also be part of this performances reciting brand new poetry, they are John Pietaro, Imelda O'Reilly, Erik T. Johnson, Robert C. Ford and Kelsea Brunner. Gene will perform on guitar and as a rapper and will be joined by Franz Hackl on trumpet, Geoffrey Burleson on piano, Amanda Ruzza on bass and John Ferrari on drums.Lara will also be featured on Bartok's Transylvania and So Very Expressive based on the 2nd movement of Beethoven’s Spring Sonata. This event is co-presented with the contemporary music organization Composers Concordance and is part of their 40th season.
Lara St. John Photo Credit: J. Farley
Gene Pritsker Photo Credit: Martin Vandorey
$25 (exclusive of service fee)
For last-minute tickets, please visit our Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Web sales and phone sales end when doors open, and tickets may be available for in-person, walk-up sale right before the show begins.