In A Sentimental Mood

WHEN: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3:00PM - 4:00PM

In A Sentimental Mood:
John Murelle Sings “The Songs Of Duke Ellington”
Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 PM

In honor of Blithewold’s Daffodil Days celebration, Baritone John Murelle will be presenting a special musical performance, accompanied by William Merrill on piano and Mick Carlon, Ellington Author.

Duke Ellington (1899-1974), the American composer and pianist, wrote over 2,000 compositions. His jazz style moved in and out of the blues, gospel, popular and classical music. His more famous songs include “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” “Take the A Train,” “Satin Doll,” “In a Sentimental Mood”, “Mood Indigo” and “Solitude.”

Singer and teacher, John Murelle, has been presenting highly acclaimed theme concerts throughout New England for the past decade. He has presented programs of the American Songbook, Italian Arias, Songs of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, German lieder and French mélodie.

William Merrill has established himself as one of Boston’s most sought-after and distinguished collaborative pianists. Opera News has described his playing as “wonderfully subtle,” and The Boston Globe has praised his collaborative accompaniments as “supportive, elegant, and apparently effortless,” adding that, “in color, imagination, and above all, pertinence to the text, he was outstanding.”

Mick Carlon is in his 28th year of public school teaching. After 19 years of teaching English and journalism at Barnstable High School, he became an English teacher at Barnstable Intermediate School. His first young adult novel, Riding on Duke's Train, was published in December 2011; his second, Travels With Louis, about Louis Armstrong, was published in September, 2012.

Refreshments will be served after the performance.

$15 Member, $17 Non-member

To register for this event click here.


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