The Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) is proud to host the CD launch concerts of world-renowned pianist and Loyola faculty member Anthony Molinaro. Here, There and Everywhere will be held on Friday, January 18, and Saturday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Loyola’s Newhart Family Theatre.
These performances will celebrate Molinaro’s latest album of arrangements and improvisations on music of The Beatles and features guest performer, harmonicist, and Grammy-Award winner Howard Levy. Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a pianist, composer, recording artist, teacher, producer, and Chicago-area resident. This has made him a favorite with audiences worldwide, and a recording artist sought after by the likes of Dolly Parton, Styx, Paul Simon, and many more.
Here, There and Everywhere: Arrangements and Improvisations on Music of The Beatles is a solo piano recording that re-envisions the beloved songs of the “Fab Four” through Molinaro’s innovative perspective.
“I used this project, in part, as a way to explore what I hope listeners will find to be new and innovative pianistic techniques,” says Molinaro. “I wanted to reach beyond the timeless melodies and beautiful songs of The Beatles and re-imagine something fresh, something that I hope will ultimately resonate with audiences on many different levels.”
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 a soloist with more than 50 symphony orchestras, he has headlined at major jazz clubs throughout the world, and he composed and arranged music in both the classical and jazz genres.
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 within Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
The performances will be held in the brand new, state-of-the-art Newhart Family Theatre. General admission tickets for Here, There and Everywhere are $25, with discounts available for students. The Newhart Family Theatre is located on the second floor of the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 1020 W. Sheridan Road, on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.
Tickets are available for purchase online at LUC.tix.com. Contact the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.508.8400 with questions or concerns, or visit blogs.LUC.edu/artsalive for more information. A preview of the album can be heard at www.anthonymolinaro.com.