Thursday, 18 July, starting at 3:00 pm, Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin Street, Beacon Hill (Boston), the SONS OF LIBERTY FESTIVAL presents "AMERICAN SONGBOOK" featuring Brad Terry (clarinet and whistle), Peter Herman (electric guitar), Peter Terry (vocals), and Matt Auerbach (piano). Songs will include favorites from the 20s, 30s and 40s, including April in Paris, How High the Moon, I'll Follow My Secret Heart, Mary Lou, Night and Day, Over the Rainbow, Something to Remember You By, So in Love, Stardust, These Foolish Things and Two Sleepy People. |
Brad Terry is a jazz Clarinetist and accomplished whistler. He has played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Cheatham, Buck Clayton, Red Mitchell, Buddy Tate, Elliot Zigman, Eddie Thompson, John Basile, Steve Grover and Lenny Breau. Brad has led Jazz workshops and clinics in many countries including the in US and Poland. In recent years he has been active in touring and recording as a duo with Polish pianist Joachim Mencel. They can be heard together on the recordings "All About Spring" and "Live at Fort Andross". The most recognized album featuring Brad Terry is "The Living Room Tapes" featuring his earlier work with legendary guitarist Lenny Breau. An interesting note is that Brad Terry is an accomplished and virtuoso whistler. An example of this unique talent is featured on "Blues for Carole" from these sessions. The duo can also be seen together on the DVD "Live At The Maine Festival" from Art of Life Records.
Peter Herman is a guitarist from Mount Vernon, Maine who currently studies music at the University of Maine at Augusta. He has played guitar for 11 years, drawing influences from many styles of music. Currently he is most consistently working in a rock and roll house band, an original fusion metal project, as well as playing duo's with legendary clarinetist Brad Terry. Through the music program at UMA Peter has become acquainted with some of the premier musicians and educators in Maine. One teacher, Steve Grover, is responsible for introducing Brad Terry to Peter. It was during a gig in tribute to the great Lenny Breau that Peter and Brad Terry met. From then on Peter and Brad have been playing duos together in Maine.
Peter Terry, vocalist, received vocal training as a singer from private instructors in New York, at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and at the Oberlin and San Francisco Conservatories of Music in the 1970s and 1980s. He has performed as soloist with orchestras, choirs and in concert series throughout the United States, including at Carnegie Hall with the Voices of Baha; at the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Il Piccolo Opera of Brooklyn; at Benaroya Hall with Orchestra Seattle; and at Copley Symphony Hall with the San Diego Symphony. In Israel, Terry has appeared with orchestras, choirs and instrumental ensembles. He has also performed recitals in over 30 cities and towns in the United States; 20 cities and towns in Israel, 6 cities in India; in Bad Tolz, Germany, in London, England and Reykjavik, Iceland. He brings a classical approach to singing the original versions of the American Songbookand where he leaves off, his uncle Brad and Petee Herman begin their magic.
Matthew Auerbach began studying piano with Era Lifschitz, mother and first piano teacher of the famous concert pianist, Konstantin Lifschitz. Under her tutelage, Matthew won 1st Prize at the Thera Rabinowitch Piano Competition and 3rd Prize at the International Russian Music Piano Competition. At the University of California, Matthew had the good fortune to study piano with Dr. Maria Ezerova, an accomplished pupil of the great pianist Mikhail Pletnev, and harpsichord with Dr. Linda Burman-Hall, a musicologist and student of the legendary harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt. Matthew's piano and harpsichord performances of music by Prokofiev, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Scarlatti, and J.S. Bach led his music professors to describe his playing as "musically very mature, full of interesting interpretations, technically brilliant, among the most advanced in the department." Since the beginning of his performing career, Matthew has performed a substantial number of pieces for solo piano and has enjoyed playing a great variety of chamber music (duets, trios, and quintets with fellow violinists, cellists, and even the occasional piano concerto). Now an active member of the New York Piano Society, Matthew won the privilege to perform at Carnegie Hall in March 2011. Currently residing in Malden, Matthew serves as the summer organist for services at the Church of St. John the Evangelist on Bowdoin Street, near the State House. This will be Matt's first performance of selections from the American songbook, a repertoire he has taken to with eagerness and aplomb.
Church on the Hill (View)
140 Bowdoin Street
Boston, MA 02108
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