CORKY SIEGEL CANTA BLUES
The Internacionally Acclaimed Corky Siegel sings the Blues
Marketo String Quartet
Domingo / Sunday
Febrero / February 9, 12PM
Teatro Ángela Peralta
$150 tercer balcón/ third balcony
Conocido internacionalmente como uno de los mejores intérpretes de armónica en el mundo, es además compositor, pianista, cantante, y líder de su propia banda formada en 1964.
Ha recibido diferentes premios internacionales.
En 1973 estreno junto a la Orquesta Sinfónica de San Francisco “Tres piezas para banda de blues y orquesta sinfónica de William Russo bajo la dirección de Seiji Ozawa.
Corky Siegel is known internationally as one of the world’s great blues harmonica players, and is a celebrated composer, blues pianist, singer, songwriter, band leader and author.
Along with the likes of John Cage, Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, and Meredith Monk, he is the recipient of a Meet the Composer/Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program for New American Music grant for chamber music composition resulting in his Chamber Blues ensemble’s popular Aunt Lila’s Suite; he has also been honored with the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award for Music Composition, the Chicago Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame.
In 1973 the band released Three Pieces for Blues Band and Symphony Orchestra on the prestigious classical music label Deutsche Grammophon. The titletrack was an avant-garde piece composed by jazz trombonist William Russo combining classical music played by an orchestra (the San Francisco Symphony) with blues music played by a four-piece band (Siegel-Schwall) conducted by maestro Seiji Ozawa.