~ Program Notes ~
Possible Title for Program Notes:
1) CLASSICAL MUSIC LOVES THE BLUES, 2) THE BLUES LOVES CLASSICAL MUSIC, 3) A BLUESMAN & CLASSICAL STRING QUARTET WALK INTO A BAR... 4) or just CORKY SIEGEL'S CHAMBER BLUES
Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues
Corky Siegel: blues harmonica, piano and vocal
Classical String Quartet
Jaime Gorgojo: violin
Chihsuan Yang: violin and Erhu
Dave Moss: viola
Jocelyn Butler Shoulders: cello
Kalyan Pathak: Guest Tabla & Percussion
A sample of some of these works and others will be performed in random order and announced from the stage. All Compositions, Orchestrations, words & music by Corky Siegel except where indicated*
From Allegro - Op. 4.3
Unfinished Jump - Op. 13
Burnt Sienna - Op. 14,
Raw Umber - Op. 15
Slow Indigo - Op. 16
Complementary Colors - Op. 17
Five Planets in Harmonica Convergence - Op. 22
Counter Intuitive - Op. 24
Time Will Tell Overture - Op. 25
Angel Food Cake
The Italian Shuffle
Goodby California - Orchestration by Katherine Hughes* & C. Siegel
Serenade - by Richard Halajian*
Galloping Horseplay - (Traditional Chinese folk song.* blues style arrangement by C. Siegel)
Aunt Lila’s Suite (Op. 14, 15, 16, 17) was made possible by a grant from the Meet The Composer/Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund. Chamber Blues is partially supported by an award from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
This concert is dedicated to Seiji Ozawa and his family, who offered me this art form, andmade Chamber Blues possible. I owe them a great deal. This concert is also dedicated to the great blues masters (who took me under their wing) and my dear friend and mentor, the late William Russo. - Corky Siegel
Corky Siegel uses Hohner harmonicas tuned and conditioned by Joe Filisko and Shure microphones.
CDs are available in the lobby as well as Corky’s book on artistic expression (a must read).
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