Do you have any CD’s of Franki Valli and the 4 Seasons? Right now at the Schuster the Broadway show is all about them It’s called the Jersey Boys and it’s a WOW! Great production….great cast…. and everyone in my era remembers all the tunes.
And talking about music, on Saturday at the Stivers High School, they will be having one of America's finest jazz trumpeters, Derrick Gardner. This is a fundraiser so the Stivers High School Jazz Orchestra can go to New York City for national competition.
Well, there are many things going on this weekend….
Today at 4 & 8 at Stivers School for the Arts is a modern version of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker and it is the Urban Nutcracker. A contemporary dance takes place in an urban environment. There is all kind of dancing, including , samba,, hip hop, Chicago stepping, and more. The SMAG Dance Collective take contemporary dance and fuse it with various ethnic and social forms of dance.
Remember Prometheus? You know, the Greek god who stole fire and brought it down to us? Tonight and tomorrow you can hear three musical interpretations of Promethus. One of the composer is Ludwig Beethoven, and another is Franz Lizt. The third interpretation is an American composer William Bolcom. Check it out at Daytonphilharmonic.com
Tomorrow night Cityfolk's celebration of Dayton born pianist/composer Billy Strayhorn comes to an end. Rounding out the week long tribute will be a performance from the Stivers School for the Arts Jazz Orchestra. Jerry Kenney reports on the student's at Stivers and how they're learning a legacy.