“When I used to read fairy tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!” —Chapter 4, The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill, “Alice in Wonderland.”
“Alice in Wonderland in Central Park” photo by Charles R. Hale
Darkness it was so near to me, i ask of shadow won’t you have a drink? (the eternal perpetual question)
Inside snugandevil. i was sitting in mcsorley’s It, did not answer. outside. (it was New York and beautifully, snowing….
From “I Was Sitting in McSorley’s” by E.E. Cummings
“McSorleys Stove” photo by Charles R. Hale
“By comparison with other less hectic days, the city is uncomfortable and inconvenient; but New Yorkers temperamentally do not crave comfort and convenience—if they did they would live elsewhere.” From “Here Is New York” by E.B. White.
Central Park Reservoir photo by Charles R. Hale
“I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world’s greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance.” — Nora Ephron on New York City
Charles R. Hale Productions and Musical Solis present guitarist Yuri Juarez and pianist Renato Diz performing “From Classical to Jazz,” timeless works from the classical repertoire, rearranged for piano and guitar with improvisation sections (Jazz!), as was popular during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
Nancy Manocherian’s the cell presents a Charles R. Hale Productions/Musical Solis Series”
“CLASSICALLY EXPOSED: FROM CARNEGIE HALL TO THE CELL”
April 26: Yuri Juarez and Renato Diz: “From Classical to Jazz”
“The cell” is located at 338 West 23rd St in the Chelsea section of Manhattan
For over two years, the David Raleigh Quartet and Charles R. Hale have taken their audiences on a journey…a musical journey, incorporating story and song called “Jazz in the City.” The show has been performed at the Duplex Piano Bar, The Cell, Lehman College, The American Irish Historical Society and the Triad.
The show has featured the stories and songs of the artists and composers who for the past 375 years have paid homage to city they call home. Many of their songs were popularized in New York’s venues like the Village Vanguard where Miles, Mingus and Monk performed and venues that are long gone, such as Cafe Society where Billy Holiday debuted “Strange Fruit.” And then there were the stories and songs that Charles associates with New York through ancestral, familial and personal recollections.
Now the show, including its great jazz quartet, will include Grammy nominated singer Nicole Zuraitis.
The first performance with Nicole will be performed at Lehman College’s Lovinger Theatre on Thursday, April 4, 12:30 pm. This is a free event sponsored by the City and Humanities Program and Joseph McElligott.
For directions to Lehman College click here.
Vera Maura’s photos, “Classically Exposed: Carnegie Hall to The Cell.” A Charles R Hale Productions/Musica Solis presentation.