“The Clazzical Project” In Concert
6 PM, Saturday, September 5th
What if Mozart had been born in Havana? What would it sound like if Dave Brubeck had written Beethoven's Symphony No. 9?
On Saturday, September 5th in Leonardtown, Maryland as part of the Leonardtown Summer Concerts on the Square, come enjoy unique versions of classical music in contemporary jazz styles performed by The Clazzical Project. Guests will hear Don Stapleson on flute, his fellow St. Mary’s alum Peter Fields on guitar, and Fred Lieder the cello.
The performance will start at 6 p.m. and take place on the Square in Historic Downtown Leonardtown: 22735 Washington St. Leonardtown, MD 20650. Please bring blankets and chairs to sit on, and enjoy one of the many restaurants for dinner before the show.
Sample Playlist includes the following:
- Bachbird (combining the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 in G Major with “Bye Bye Blackbird”)
- Blueberry Madigan (Mozart’s Elvira Madigan meets “Blueberry Hill”)
- Havana Nacht Musik (The Rondo from Mozarts Eine Kliene Nachtmusik as an Afro-Cuban piece)
- Mars the Bringer of da’ Funk (Gustav Holst plays that funky music)
Known throughout the D.C. area, gifted jazz and classical flutist Don Stapleson is the director of the St. Mary's College Jazz Bands; performs with his own group, The Don Stapleson Quartet; and plays flute and piccolo with the Chesapeake Orchestra. He has shared the stage with Ray Charles, Dexter Gordon, Nancy Wilson, Wayne Newton and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Martha Reeves; for the performance with Clazzical Jam, Mr. Stapleson will demonstrate his mastery of a Muramatsu flute with a Drelinger Up Rite head joint.
Peter Fields has captivated audiences in the U.S. and Europe with his mastery of diverse musical styles and unique approach to guitar techniques. In addition to his sophisticated original compositions, his repertoire ranges from intricate jazz and Latin masterpieces, to extraordinary arrangements of R&B classics and interpretations of ethnic music from around the world. His music can be heard on Fox, National Geographic and The Discovery Channel TV programs as well as numerous recorded projects, including his own Stillness of the Heart, an evocative collection of compositions for classical guitar.
Cellist and arranger Fred Lieder has been a fixture on the Washington area music scene for 25 years. Delighting audiences with classical, jazz, blues, rock and Celtic arrangements - including works by the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Carlos Santana - Lieder may be the only cellist in the D.C. area who has played at such diverse places as the Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Rams Head, and The Birchmere. His current release is Cello Blues and he has recently published My Cello Has the Blues, an instructional book on playing the blues on cello.
For more info contact Maria.email@example.com -301-475-9791