Dizzy Fingers – Piano Pyrotechnics and Delectable Ditties

Mar 31, 2014 by

Dizzy Fingers – Piano Pyrotechnics and Delectable Ditties

American Classics will perform their first-ever concert of piano “novelty” pieces beloved in an earlier era coupled with novelty songs from many generations.  Dizzy Fingers – Piano Pyrotechnics and Delectable Ditties brings together the witty and tricky piano pieces of Zez Confrey and other leading composers of the style with popular novelty songs.  The more recognizable songs will include “Come On-a My House”  by Ross Bagdasarian and William Saroyan from The Son, 1950, “Whistle While You Work” by Frank Churchill and Larry More  from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, 1937, and Irving Berlin’s “I Love A Piano” (1913). Performers feature Margaret UlmerSteve SussmanBradford Conner, pianos with Cynthia MorkEric BronnerBradford ConnerBenjamin Sears, vocals and Zack Chadwick, piccolo and Eli Newberger, tuba. Concerts are Friday April 25 at 7:30 at the Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington and Sunday April 27 at 3:00 at the Pickman Concert Hall of the Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street in Cambridge. Tickets: $25, $20 for students/seniors. For tickets and information contact American Classics at www.amclass.org or 617-254-1125 or ac@amclass.org.

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