AN EVENING OF MUSIC WITH
COMPOSER BRUCE WOLOSOFF
AND HIS DAUGHTER,
SONGWRITER JULIET GARRETT
Friday, September 6, 2019 / 8 PM
Composer Bruce Wolosoff and his daughter, songwriter Juliet Garrett will be at Guild Hall Friday, September 6 at 8pm. The music of this local family emanates from Shelter Island, across the waters and around the world. An accomplished pianist, Wolosoff’s compositions integrate modern, classical, jazz, and blues together into an authentic American voice. Garrett is working on her debut solo album, a folk rock project with blues and pop influences.
Bruce Wolosoff is a composer and pianist whose work has been celebrated for the distinctive way it integrates modern, classical, jazz, and blues together into “an authentic American voice”.
In recent years, Wolosoff has been composing music in response to visual art. Astronomer’s Key, inspired by the artwork of Milton Resnick, was commissioned by the Roswell Artists in Residence Foundation in celebration of their 50th Anniversary. The Loom, inspired by the watercolors of Eric Fischl, was commissioned by the Eroica Trio and premiered by them at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. For April a work for cello and piano inspired by the charcoal drawings of April Gornik was recorded by Wolosoff with Sara Sant’Ambrogio and released as part of a book of Ms. Gornik’s drawings. All three of these works have been recorded by the Montage Music Society and released in January 2019.
Bruce Wolosoff’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra was recorded in London by Sara Sant’Ambrogio and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It will be released along with the Elgar Concerto and two pieces by Astor Piazzola in the fall of 2019.
A frequent collaborator in the field of dance, Wolosoff has collaborated with choreographer Ann Reinking on two ballets for Thodos Dance Chicago. The White City, which was named “Best Dance of 2011” by the Chicago Sun-Times, and A Light in the Dark, based on the story of Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan, which premiered in March 2013. A film version of A Light in the Dark received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement for Arts Programming. Wolosoff is currently at work on a new Ann Reinking ballet based on the life of John Keats.
Bruce Wolosoff received early acclaim for a recording of piano music by Ferruccio Busoni. More recently, he has performed and recorded his own compositions, including Shenandoah Variations, Many Worlds, Four Blues, and Darkling, I Listen, all of which are available internationally. Wolosoff’s discography also includes Songs without Words (18 divertimenti for String Quartet), on Naxos American Classics.
Juliet Garrett writes honest, heartfelt, classic songs. Drawing influence from her musical heroes Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Fleetwood Mac, she brings the tradition of 70’s formal songwriting into the modern day. Garrett has played across Europe in such venues as the Spiritual Bar in London, the Jazz Club in Torino, Italy, and the Malmo Live Concert Hall in Sweden. In New York, she frequently appears at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall and the Mercury Lounge. Her debut EP, Make Believe, was just recorded in London and will be released this fall. Upcoming dates in the NY area include performances at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett and at Annie O’s Standard Showcase Series in Manhattan.
GUILD HALL, East Hampton
Guild Hall, one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof, was established in 1931 as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation. For nearly nine decades, Guild Hall has embraced this open-minded vision and provided a welcoming environment for the public to engage with art exhibitions, performances, and educational offerings. Art and artists have long been the engine of Guild Hall’s activities and the institution continues to find innovative ways to support creativity in everyone.
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