Category Archives: MUSIC

PIANO MAN

He sits in my living room………..and plays!  And sings!

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AUTUMN GLOWS in my apartment

The early morning sun floods my apartment with a warm glow…….

making breakfast and reading the New York Times a pleasure.

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Tiffany,  Van Gogh,  Picasso and Shakespeare keep me company.

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MET OPERA GALA • 2016-2017

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MET OPERA GALA 2016-2017 • Tristan und Isolde

The opening Gala was last night at the Met Opera House.

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The MET OPERA GALA……..TV and Movie Stars

The RICH and the Famous………..and the not so Famous but RICH …..attend the opera gala.  Tonight it was TRISTAN und ISOLDA.

ISOLDE:  Nina Stemme

BRANGANE: Ekaterina Gubanova

TRISTAN: Stuart Skelton

KURWENAL: Evgeny Nikitin

KING MARKE: René Pape

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JILL HENNESEE…..dressed for a garden party.

ROLL OUT the BARREL with a Brass Ensemble

Today in Central Park a group of cute kids were “Rolling Out the Barrel”. I don’t know who they are or where they go to school……..but they sounded great.

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BROADWAY for ORLANDO

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS…………LOVE

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Please download this recording and share it with your friends around the world.  The proceeds all go to the families of the Orlando victims.

Members of the casts from Broadway Shows gathered in a small studio to record this song………..[HAMILTON, WICKED].

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The MATISSE PIANO at Lincoln Center

http://singforhope.org/

SING FOR HOPE……….has put 50  pianos in and around the streets and parks of New York.

My favorite spot was at Alice Tully Hall on Broadway.  I made Videos of the 20 people I watched play the piano.

It was a thrilling and fun experience…………I met a lot of interesting people and made many new friends.

I want to share my experience with you.

 

 

LIYAN HE…….a young student from Hong Kong……..was practicing for his recital at Carnegie Hall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZAfMr6v4IU&feature=youtube_gdata

“THE 6TH SEASON”..….is what this charming duo calls themselves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu3Q7xG7j1Y&feature=youtube_gdata

COLIN MAIER…….a powerful rendition of Rach2. He Brought the house down! Breathtaking!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcFsEyhTXT0&feature=youtube_gdata

NIKITA MADEOV.…….an endearing young man……..who wowed me with his own composition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRVKE-co7aY&feature=youtube_gdata

VICTOR LIN..………..and his jazz version of “Take All of Me”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g6gJWlJXTk&feature=youtube_gdata

RAY ALICIA…….Lit up the crowd with his “Neon Lights on Broadway”.  Encore!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-0q5pKy9tI&feature=youtube_gdata

BIRGIT MAGARATH…………..her Arabesque by Schuman was a delightful pleasure to hear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5vxWBwbHbI&feature=youtube_gdata

JAMES.….a stunning presence……… he played his own version of “Bridge Over troubled Waters”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niimiNSpOSI&feature=youtube_gdata

JASON KAMENY and his mom JUDY.……..played Schubert with a lot of flair and exuberance………..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHlqVNoNssQ&feature=youtube_gdata

MANNY PANTA.……..played  again and again and again.  The crowd wouldn’t let him stop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlJIqINLuJc&feature=youtube_gdata

The MAYER BROTHERS live just around the corner.  Bopped in…..sat down……played their hearts out………..

then bopped off before we could get an encore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uNaxniobYo&feature=youtube_gdata

MARK SANDERLIN and the lovely MEG LANZARONE………..he played, she sang………and the crowd LOVED them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTnvQNwYo4o&feature=youtube_gdata

VINCE MATTHER……..belted out “You and I” to someone listening on his cell phone………………he was wonderful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzLqIu3OgII&feature=youtube_gdata

MARCO JIMINEZ……..just flew in from Arizona………aspiring to be a piano player for the ballet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK-Ufc3JoHs&feature=youtube_gdata

BERTHA HOPE.…….”What is This Thing Called LOVE”.  She is a delight.

her performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlMSVCDDFRU&feature=youtube_gdata

S DOUN..……….stunned everyone!  Stunning looking, stunning piano player….and a stunning singer!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soPp3zXSu2Y&feature=youtube_gdata

How good is this guy?  Click on his name [above] and fasten your seat belt!  He is powerful.

MANNY at the piano and SUSANNA PICHENG……….mambo dancing ……..delighting the crowd.

ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g862ZstckA&feature=youtube_gdata

KABIT DAYA.……….singer….dancer……….sexy entertainer…..with a fab sax accompanyment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g9WZMrx1lU&feature=youtube_gdata

JOSEPH CIRILLO.………on his way to the airport……….suitcase in tow…………saw the crowd……….danced down the steps

belted out a tune………and danced off into the night with his suitcase

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHhbfQHsRz8&feature=youtube_gdata

MADDAM..…..pleased the crowd many times with his virtousity.

MARILYN SCOTT…….in town from Santa rosa………….thrilled us with Mozarts’ Fantasia.By this time at night…..I was ready for some soothing piano.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkPdwPD278s&feature=youtube_gdata

IRENE..…a sweet young girl with a big talent…….lit up the piano with Copelands “Cat and Dog”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usCYONPLMs0&feature=youtube_gdata

Around midnight………..MA N NY  PANTA was still working the piano…….and the crowd………with a medley of songs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHhbfQHsRz8&feature=youtube_gdata

PRINCE found dead…….at age 57

PRINCE died earlier today at age 57 at his Paisley Park home in Minneapolis.

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An iconic performer………legendary……..sonf writer, performer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor.  He electrified audiences around the world…….his talent was limitless.  A tragedy!

DANCING DOLLS in the Subway

Gonzalus is always fun to watch……….and he digs his dolls………and the subway riders like me……….love it!

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