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Jacqueline Schwab (Orange Coast Concerts 06-07)
Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church
Costa Mesa, CA
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Jacqueline Schwab (Orange Coast Concerts 06-07)
Orange Coast Concerts 2006-2007
Enjoy an eclectic mix of performances by a collection of Southern California (and bi-coastal) cutting-edge musicians. You won't want to miss any of these dynamic performances.

A performance by folk and improvisational pianist Jacqueline Schwab is the second concert in Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church's 2006-2007 concert series--Orange Coast Concerts --on Saturday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.

In the words of film documentarian Ken Burns, "Jacqueline Schwab brings more feeling and intensity to music than anyone I know. Her playing is insistent, physical, heartfelt and ... unusually moving."

Schwab's improvisations on vintage American music have been heard worldwide on eleven of Burns' documentaries, including his Grammy award-winning Civil War and his Emmy award-winning Baseball series, as well as his recent Mark Twain and Horatio's Drive. She has also recently recorded music for Burns' upcoming documentary on World War II, which will air in a year or two.

Schwab's playing, in turns elegiac and sprightly, draws on classical, traditional folk, and improvisational roots. The New England Folk Almanac wrote she plays with "the jazz/classical improvisational spirit of Keith Jarrett and the touch of George Winston ...."She has performed music from Burns' Lewis and Clark series for President Clinton at the White House and has also performed a concert of music honoring Presidents of the USA for a special event at the Smithsonian. She has recorded and performed with many traditional musicians, including a long-standing partnership with her English dance music quartet Bare Necessities, as well as with Scottish fiddlers Alasdair Fraser and Laura Risk and Scottish singer Jean Redpath (including an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion). She has three solo recordings: Mad Robin, Down Came an Angel, and Mark Twain's America. She has recently completed a solo recording of Civil War-era music (Piano Disc label) to be on modern digital pianos. She has a new duo with cellist Reinmar Seidler, which performs contemporary arrangements of Scottish fiddle tunes. Jacqueline lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. For more information, see www.jacquelineschwab.com.

For her debut concert in the Costa Mesa area, Jacqueline Schwab will perform her solo piano arrangements of vintage American music from the era of Mark Twain, including Stephen Foster and Civil War parlor songs, Victorian ballroom dances, hymns and spirituals, Scots and Irish airs and dance tunes, and ragtime. She may also venture further beyond, to play a tango, a Billie Holiday ballad and some Celtic and English contemporary "traditional" tunes.

Tickets are $15 in advance, children 12 and under are admitted free, and free childcare is provided for children 6 and under. Free parking.

Tickets will be $20 at the door the night of the concert.

You can view upcoming concerts in the 2006-2007 series


Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church
1259 Victoria Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


Owner: Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church
On BPT Since: Jul 14, 2005
Beth Nakao

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