Hiromi Suda (Japan)
Vocalist Hiromi Suda began her studies at Berklee College of Music in 2005, quickly developing a keen interest in Brazilian music. Her singular and innovative sound has been recognized by critics as a serious contribution in vocal style and technique. She has performed at clubs and venues throughout New York City, and has toured extensively throughout her native country of Japan. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
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Andrew Earle Simpson
Composer and musician Andrew Earle Simpson describes his work as “humanistic music”–making connections between performing and visual arts–reflecting his interest in finding the meaning of music in the wider world. He performs an original score set to a silent film, which will project above the stage.
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Blues for a Royal Flush
Playwright and author Tom Minter stages his original play
BLUES FOR A ROYAL FLUSH - In 1967 Duke Ellington finds himself buffeted by the activism of the times, and reaching for a new direction of creativity..
Through such artists as Lena Horne, Ethel Waters and Billy Strayhorn, Blues For A Royal Flush is the riff of memory and music which surrounds Ellington, urging his reach forward.
This performance is presented as a companion piece to WNO’s February 13 Millennium Stage preview of Champion.
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