Here, There and Everywhere

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Here, There and Everywhere: Arrangements and Improvisations on Music of the Beatles CD release concert with special guest, Howard Levy.

JAN 18 & 19 | Fri./Sat. 7:30 PM | Newhart Family Theatre | $10 – 25

Book your seat today!  Proceeds from this event are all a gift to support students in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts.

Join us in celebrating the latest album from internationally renowned pianist and Loyola professor Anthony Molinaro. Slated for a January release, Here, There and Everywhere: Arrangements and Improvisations on Music of the Beatles re-envisions the beloved songs of the Fab Four through Molinaro’s innovative perspective.

Molinaro’s stunning performances and unique versatility have captivated audiences and critics alike since his victory at the 1997 Naumburg international Piano Competition in New York City. He has been acclaimed for his “edge-of-the-seat brilliance” and “musically imaginative mind,” and is also a gifted composer and jazz artist. He now serves as Associate Professor of Music at Loyola and performs frequently in local venues.

Chicago pianist Anthony Molinaro has been unusually effective in traveling from jazz to classical music and back, mixing the two idioms with remarkable seamlessness. His solo version of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” remains one of the most viscerally exciting I’ve heard. Now Molinaro is plunging into music of the Beatles with “Here, There and Everywhere,” the title of his forthcoming solo CD and two concerts he’s playing this weekend at Loyola University Chicago, where he teaches. Molinaro will perform solo, improvised versions of Beatles classics and will collaborate with Chicago harmonica titan Howard Levy. -The Chicago Tribune

Anthony Molinaro, Molinaro is the 1997 winner of the prestigious Naumburg International Piano Competition and one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. Acclaimed for his “edge-of-the-seat brilliance” and “musically imaginative mind,” Molinaro has appeared as soloist with over fifty symphony orchestras, headlined at major jazz clubs throughout the world, and composed and arranged music in both the classical and jazz genres (including his Piano Concerto No. 1 and arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue for piano and big band). His recordings include The Bach Sessions featuring J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations and A Major and F Minor Concertos with The Academy of St. Martin in The Fields and LIVE, a duo album with harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy. Molinaro currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Loyola University Chicago.

Multiple Grammy Award winner Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, producer, and Chicago area resident. His musical travels have taken him all over the geographical world and the musical map. This has made him a favorite with audiences worldwide, and a recording artist sought after by the likes of Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Paquito D’Rivera, Styx, Donald Fagen, and Paul Simon. He is perhaps best known for the four CD’s he recorded with Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, a unique band that set the musical world on its ear back in the early 1990’s.

Howard is music director and chief composer for the Latin/Jazz group  Chévere de Chicago. In 2011 Howard also released a classical CD featuring his “Concerto for Diatonic Harmonica and Orchestra,” the first concerto ever composed for the diatonic harmonica. He has performed the piece more than 20 times in the US and Europe. He also has an online harmonica school.

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