Barber Shop the way it was: A Scott Joplin Memorial Concert- FREE
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As unfamiliar as barbershop quartet singing is to the general public, the way it was arranged and performed in its heyday, during the dawn of mechanical recording (about 1895 to 1923) just prior to the Jazz Age, is even less frequently heard or appreciated even among today's modern barbershop society aficionados.
Saturday May 14th (at 2pm) in Queens, NY, will be a rare opportunity to hear it performed live (and accompanied). as it actually was. This is a chance to discover and enjoy the vitality and artistry that made it the popular music of choice used to launched the record industry.
FREE concert info at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202065713167407
St. Michael's Cemetery, in East Elmhurst, will pay tribute to Scott Joplin (interred in St.Michal's) with a FREE concert featuring the Victrolian Vaudeville Quartette, accompanied by renowned jazzman, traditional jazz authority, recording artist and bandleader Dan Levinson & his Canary Cottage Dance Orchestra. Works will include rare quartet music by Scott Joplin (who arranged for his own quartet and his Opera Treemonisha) and the works of other vernacular composers.
The Victrolian Vaudeville Quartette: Scott Brannon, Lead, Paul Santino, Bass, Neal Siegal, Bariotne, Bob Kelly, Tenor
Dan Levinson, C-melody saxophone/clarinet, Matt Szemela, violin, Harvey Tibbs, trombone, Conal Fowkes, piano, John Gill, banjo , vocals, Kevin Dorn, drums, Molly Ryan Vocals
St. Michael's Cemetery: 72-02 Astoria Blvd . East Elmhurst, Queens New York. (Off the B.Q.E. betw The Triboro Bridge & LaGuardia Airport -next to Bulova Watch) Info: (718) 278-3240 www.stmichaelscemetery.com
A Free presentation by author and Joplin scholar, Ed Berlin, will precede the concert at 1:15.