Mathis Picard's Ancestral Stride takes audiences on a journey through the early roots and ages of pianos past to celebrate his own personal favorite of all piano styles, the legendary Harlem Stride.
Picard, who has shared stages with artists such as Patti Smith, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Jason Moran, honors the stylings of the "Father of Stride" James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Willie Smith, and others along the way.
Brownie Speaks: “Trumpeter of abundant poise” (NYT) Dominick Farinacci leads a quartet in this honoring and exploration of the music of jazz icon Clifford “Brownie” Brown and beyond.
Farinacci has been recently credited the title Global Ambassador to Jazz at Lincoln Center by Wynton Marsalis, working to further integrate jazz into communities around the world.
Soprano Celine Mogielnicki
Strauss & #HerStory traces the arc and phases of womanhood through the lens of Pauline de Ahna, Richard's brilliant, talented, and notoriously independent wife. The program draws from Strauss' piano and orchestral songs, his tone poem Ein Heldenleben, and the Four Last Songs.
Celine is joined by pianist Renana Gutman.
Winter Concert Series at the Millbrook Library
The Winter Concert Series is sponsored by the Millbrook Arts Group with generous funding from the H. W. Wilson Foundation.