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Jacqueline Schwab, pianist, & Susan Marie Frontczak, storyteller, in Concert
An evening of American Heartsong: Narrative Melodies meld with Stories of Music & Dance – from New York City’s Nola to a South Carolina sea island spiritual – from an Appalachian fiddler’s triumph, to the foibles of high society’s Waltz protocol – from gentle Stephen Foster nostalgia to Robert Service’s harsh reality of a gold mining camp and the piano that solved the mystery – join us for a journey through American memory.
Jacqueline Schwab (http://www.jacquelineschwab.com) plays “gorgeously spare piano” (The Boston Globe) yet “sounds as if she has an orchestra at her fingertips” (Sing Out). Weaving improvised folk, classical, and dance sounds into her musical storytelling, she has performed on over a dozen of Ken Burns’ PBS documentary sound tracks (Grammy-winning Civil War, Baseball, Mark Twain, Lewis and Clark, The National Parks). She has performed at President Clinton’s White House, and accompanied Scottish singer Jean Redpath on A Prairie Home Companion and the David Letterman show. She lives on Cape Cod.
Susan Marie Frontczak’s (http://www.storysmith.com) storytelling career has grown out of her love of literature and history. “We were spellbound by the virtuosity of her voice and gesture, intellectual challenge and emotional involvement.” –Dr. Bowles, Theater Chair, CU Denver. Susan Marie’s work has taken her to thirty-nine of the United States, Canada, and Europe. Her Storysmith® motto: “Give me a place to stand, and I will take you somewhere else.”