Weinstein Performs Musical Tribute
On Saturday, Jan. 24, pianist Seth Weinstein will perform a Broadway musical tribute at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines.
The program will feature the rich melodies of American composers George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim. Specifically, Weinstein will bring to life Gershwin songs about music such as "Fascinating Rhythm" and "Slap That Bass," the romance of Cole Porter, Bernstein's "West Side Story" score, and Sondheim's whimsy. The program will also include Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
"Melody, harmony, and rhythm speak a dialogue of their own," Weinstein says.
"While the lyrics attached to these songs are doubtless some of America's best, it is worth our time to detach the music from the lyrics and see what kind of journey that takes us on."
Weinstein's rhapsodic piano solos are inspired by the piano improvisations of John Bayless and Earl Wild.
Weinstein is no stranger to musical conversations. Under the auspices of Pinehurst resident Vivian R. Jacobson, he composed a musical meeting between Elvis Presley and Marc Chagall, called "Conversations." He performed that, as well as his classical "Chagall Suite" and classical works by Beethoven and Mozart, at Weymouth in 2007.
There will be a matinee at 3 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 p.m. in the Great Room at Weymouth. Tickets are $25 and $40. Proceeds will benefit arts and humanities programming at Weymouth.
Call 692-6261 for tickets or additional infomation.
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