The Art of the Musical Crossover
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The show will consist of classical pieces in violin/guitar format, and vocal/violin/piano format that touch on various other musical genres. We will be performing music by George Gershwin, Stephen Foster, Astor Piazzola, Mauro Giuliani, and various other composers whose compositions cross over from Classical music to jazz, tango, and other popular formats.
Mark started his professional music career while at Chatham High School, and returned to his musical roots here on Cape Cod in 2010. Performing in Indiana during his college years, he later performed in and around metro Boston before moving to the New York City area. With formats ranging from singles to 22-piece big bands, Mark’s repertoire spans jazz, funk, blues, the Great American Songbook, theater and popular music.
Alan began his performing career at the ripe age of 47, but literally became consumed with singing, appearing first as the Russian Soldier in Fiddler on the Roof, then as Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore, and Count Monterone in Cape Cod Opera’s Rigoletto. He has performed solo recitals throughout the Cape, appearing with Ken Manzer, Lucy Banner, Melinda Crane, and Art McManus, as well as soloing with Mark Borgmann. He has been a soloist in numerous churches from Provincetown to Falmouth, including every Unitarian Universalist Church on the Cape. As he says, “The only thing I enjoy more than singing is seeing the smiles on peoples’ faces when I sing.”
Lary studied violin classically in Los Angeles, both privately and at UCLA, where he majored in chamber music. On moving to New York City, he studied classical with Albert Hirsch and Samuel Applebaum, and jazz with John Lewis and Tiny Grimes. Lary has performed in Broadway and Off-Broadway pit orchestras, has been a featured soloist in two award-winning off-broadway shows in New York, and has toured Europe and the United States with successful rock and jazz ensembles. On the Cape, he has played with the Cape Symphony for the past 29 years, performs with the Cape Cod Klezmer Band and the rock group “Broadway Central”, and teaches at the Academy of Performing Arts in Orleans and the Cape Cod Conservatory in West Barnstable.
Jim has had a lifelong love affair with the guitar as a teacher, performer and composer. He has taught guitar at some of the leading universities in the United States, and has established guitar programs at Clark University in Massachusetts, Marywood College in Pennsylvania, and the SUNY colleges in New York. As a performer, Jim has appeared twice in Carnegie Hall, at the Royal Festival Hall in London, and has toured throughout Europe, performing in Austria, Germany, Russia, the Czech Republic and Belarus. Along with his classical performances, Jim’s jazz ensemble, “Jade”, has achieved much success in the New York / Connecticut area.
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