Newport Music Festival at Blithewold - Classical Twist

WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:00PM - 9:00PM
WHERE: Blithewold Special Events Tent

Classical Twist
On Jazz and Bossa Nova

Presenting the Newport Music Festival Debuts of

Vocalist Pianist
Anne Walsh Thomas Zink

Bassist Drummer
Ebinho Cardoso Alberto Netto
BROCHURE
Featuring the Festival debuts of vocalist Anne Walsh, with pianist Thomas Zink, bassist Ebinho
Cardoso and drummer Alberto Netto. A delightful program of music from the Great American songbook
with selections that are based upon or inspired by well-known classical themes, along with some of
their signature pieces from their Grammy-nominated album “Pretty World,” and follow up “Go.” The
quartet will explore these themes and as well as works by Debussy, Chopin, Villa-Lobos, Tchaikovsky
and Ravel, in a thrilling evening of Classical and Jazz fusion that you won’t want to miss.



PROGRAM BOOK
This evening’s concert is a very special event and one of the more unique performances at this
season’s Newport Music Festival. Vocalist Anne Walsh, pianist Thomas Zink, bassist Ebinho Cardoso
and drummer Alberto Netto infuse well-known classical themes and compositions into familiar jazz
and contemporary pieces. This unique quartet adds new arrangements to Bossa Nova style selections
from their Grammy-nominated CD “Pretty World” and follow up “Go.” No strangers to eclectic
performance settings, the husband and wife duo of Walsh and Zink have taken their signature style
and adapted it to appear in front of concert audiences ranging from Romania to
Brazil and everywhere in between. As examples of the way classical pieces can be transformed into
modern songs, “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” made famous by Elvis Presley, is based on the classical
French love song “Plaisir d’amour” composed by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini. The song “Baubles,
Bangles and Beads,” from the musical “Kismet,” is based on Alexander Borodin’s “String Quartet No.
2 in D Major.” Walsh and Zink will be exploring these themes and as well as works by Debussy,
Chopin, Villa-Lobos, Tchaikovsky and Ravel, in a thrilling evening of Classical and Jazz fusion
that you won’t want to miss.

Los Angeles-based vocalist Anne Walsh, a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, and pianist/husband
Tom Zink have released several albums together to critical acclaim. Their 2009 release “Pretty
World” received a Grammy nomination and airplay from around the world, and their most recent CD
“Go” has continued to help build their reputation and success nationally and internationally. Their
music is rooted in American and Brazilian classics, as well as original works, and has received
widespread praise for new vocal interpretations of instrumental jazz standards, including Keith
Jarrett’s “My Song” and Pat Metheny’s “So May It Secretly Begin.” Their newest CD “Go” continues
in that tradition, featuring lyricized selections from Wayne Shorter (“Go”) and Brazilian group
Azymuth (“Cascade of the Seven Waterfalls”), several original pieces, and Sergio Mendes classics
like “Cinnamon and Clove” and “Batucada.” Their live performances contain much improvisation,
and play.

To purchase tickets call Newport Music Festival at 401-849-0700 or click here.


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