The American Spirit
Marlbrook Chamber Players present music of America highlighting Café Music by Paul Schoenfield. This vaudevillian piano trio is thought to be inspired by the time Schoenfield spent playing dinner music at a steak house in Minneapolis, and he says of the piece, "My intention was to write a kind of high-class dinner music-music which could be played at a restaurant, but might also (just barely) find its way into a concert hall." The work is playful and fun with inventive melodies and infectious energy-a work that feels familiar somehow, even when heard the first time. Other American works to be announced; check the website for more information.