Monday, September 17, 2012

New Video! HOUSE OF MIRRORS VIII: Ensemble - excerpts

The final concert of the HOUSE OF MIRRORS Concert Series was on April 28, 2011. Here are excerpts from that memorable evening when "the horns" tore the place up! More to come.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

HOUSE OF MIRRORS Concert 5, April 28, 7:30pm

**Special added concert! Our last concert was standing room only so we're giving everyone one more chance to come out and hear these incredible musicians perform in the installation before it comes down. Stories from the heyday of Hamms Brewery and rare footage will also be on the show. We'll of course have plenty of good food and Lift Bridge Beer. Come join us!

CONCERT 5 – Thursday, April 28, 7:30pm

Featuring the horns:
Geoffrey West Senn, trumpet
Pat O'Keefe, bass clarinet
Scott Fultz, tenor saxophone
Stefan Kac, tuba

7:00pm Pre-concert talk with composer Ann Millikan
7:30pm Concert

Suggested Donation $5-10 **all donations will go to benefit Friends of Swede Hollow

Review of last concert:
JazzInk: New Music: Everywhere You Listen, 3/31/11

Pics from Concert 4, Ensemble 2

Friday, March 25, 2011

HOUSE OF MIRRORS Concert 4, Mar. 29 7:30pm - Last concert!

Our last concert is almost upon us! I am both excited about what's to come and sad to see this amazing project come to an end. It has been an incredible experience.

Please join us next Tuesday night as all of the musicians from the project return, forming two ensembles:

Maria Jette, soprano
Pat O’Keefe, bass clarinet
Kathryn Bennett, violin

Geoffrey West Senn, trumpet
Scott Fultz, tenor saxophone
Stefan Kac, tuba

7:00pm Pre-concert talk with composer Ann Millikan
7:30pm Concert

As usual we'll have great food and Lift Bridge Beer, and hear stories from Hamms Brewery's heyday. Don't miss it! The installation comes down after this.

Here are pics from the last concert, with Swede Hollow resident Joe Sanchelli sharing more stories with Philip Blackburn and Maria Jette after the show.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pic from HOUSE OF MIRRORS, Concert 3, Mar. 22

Thanks to everybody who came out last night, what a blast! Kathryn Bennett and Maria Jette sounded fantastic, beautiful performances. And Joe Sanchelli's stories of life in Swede Hollow were captivating, hilarious and poignant. Here we are, L-R: Maria Jette, Kathryn Bennett, Ann Millikan, Joe Sanchelli.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

HOUSE OF MIRRORS Concert 3, Mar. 22, 7:30pm featuring Maria Jette and Kathryn Bennett

I am very excited to announce the next concert in the HOUSE OF MIRRORS Concert Series, which will feature two brilliant classical musicians ~ soprano Maria Jette and violinist Kathryn Bennett.

We've still got snow here in Minnesota but that doesn't stop us from making awesome music! Come hear two new HOUSE OF MIRRORS improvisational compositions written especially for Maria and Kate to perform in the sound world of the installation. This will be a special evening you won't want to miss.

Joe Sanchelli, who lived in Swede Hollow in the 20's and 30's will also be sharing his stories, and of course there'll be plenty of good food and Lift Bridge Beer from up river.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pic from HOUSE OF MIRRORS Concert 2, Mar. 1

L-R. Thelma Stone, Ann Millikan, Geoff Senn, Stefan Kac (with some of the HOUSE OF MIRRORS scores over our heads). Incredible playing, moving stories from life in Swede Hollow, great food, great beer, great company...and the best part is, we get to do it again in a couple weeks!