A sneak peek at The Westerlies program

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wherein Lies The Good – American Mavericks of the 20th Century

The Westerlies trace the sound of the 20th Century through a variety of American musical traditions. From the art songs of Charles Ives, to the spirituals of the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet, to the Jazz standards of Duke Ellington, and the gut-wrenching melodies of songwriters Woody Guthrie, Judee Sill, Arthur Russell, and Robin Holcomb, The Westerlies forge a captivating narrative through jazz, classical, and folk languages. Reimagining the stylistic intricacies, physical techniques, and textures of these singular American voices through their own expressive palette, The Westerlies translate seemingly disparate musical languages through their horns to find one common American voice.

Five Compositions by The Westerlies
A Nearer Sun  – by Riley Mulherkar
The Beekeeper – by Willem de Koch
Robert Henry – by Andy Clausen
Laurie – by Chloe Rowlands
Chickendog and Woodylocks – by Willem de Koch

Two Songs by Charles Ives
In The Mornin’
Memories

Two Songs by Duke Ellington
Where’s The Music
Echoes of Harlem

Five Spirituals by The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
Golden Gate Gospel Train
Travelin’ Shoes
Remember Me
Born Ten Thousand Years Ago
Do Unto Others

 

Intermission

 

American Songwriters
Selections from Wherein Lies The Good – by Robin Holcomb
The Kiss – by Judee Sill
Tear The Fascists Down – by Woody Guthrie
Eli – by Arthur Russell

And…
New Berlin, New York – by Andy Clausen
Saro – Traditional, Arr. Sam Amidon/Nico Muhly

SEE THE WESTERLIES LIVE IN LOEB PLAYHOUSE ON NOVEMBER 9.

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