Human freedom, compassion, musical statements
- Chris Bakriges
fiddleFunk is a program of compositions incorporating a cornucopia of idioms, from the Great American Songbook, to Bebop, Brazilian, and the global depth of the blues. fiddleFunk next performs at:
June 26, Blu Jazz Cafe, Akron, OH, 8PM [w/ Ricky Exton-d, Dave Morgan-b] More at: http://blujazzakron.com/show/fiddlefunk-06-26-2015/
June 27, Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, OH, 4PM [w/ Oikos Ensemble's Cliff Aerie-s, Angela Lynard-v, & Alan Gleghorn-b & Rhythmpainter-d]
June 28, The Bop Stop, Cleveland Music Settlement, Cleveland, OH 7PM [w/ Paul Samuels-d, Glenn Holmes-b] http://themusicsettlement.org/calendar/2015/06/28/fiddlefunk-bop-stop
To learn about the Matisse in Music Program please click on to the following web page: http://www.stanleychepaitis.com/
Upcoming Matisse in Music concerts:
April 16, Borgia Gallery, Elms College, Chicopee, MA noon http://www.elms.edu/calendar/events/borgia-gallery/2015-APR-matisse-project#sthash.3RkbSa0h.dpbs
April 17, Kennedy Auditorium, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA 8PM More at:
April 18, 51 Main at the Bridge, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Middlebury, VT 8PM More at:
June 27, Amistad Chapel, Synod UCC, 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 7:30PM More at:
June 28, Middleburgh Hts Community Church, 7165 Big Creek Pkwy, Middelburgh Hts, OH 10:30AM
For the Whitehead/Bakriges duologues, a collaboration with trumpeter, composer, and sound designer Glen Whitehead,
please visit: http://www.glenwhitehead.com/bakriges-whitehead-duo/
Creative Interpretation on Matisse's 'Jazz'
Thursday, April 16th | 12-1:30pm
Music by Chris Bakriges and Stanley Chepaitis
Dance by Noel St. Jean-Chevalier
Art by Nanci Costanzo
Introduction by Dan Chelotti
Interprestation by Javier Venturi
With performances by the Elms Dancers and cutout installations by Nanci Constanzo's Intro to Art students
Location: Borgia Gallery | Mary Dooley College Center, Second Floor, Elms College
Musician inspired by Matisse's 'Jazz'
CHICOPEE - The sick-bed "painting with scissors" paper cut-outs French painter Henri Matisse created before his death and the text that accompanied them when they were published in 1947 inspired Elms College music lecturer and artist-in-residence Christopher G. Bakriges - a pianist, composer and educator - to create a musical reflection on the work.
"Teaching the Eye to Hear: Musical Reflections on Matisse's 'Jazz'" is Bakriges' musical interpretation of the artist's visual images. His son, violinist David C. Bakriges, is featured on the CD.
The series of 20 Matisse plates, collectively called "Jazz," "really stimulated me to look at his composition, form and color and really respond to that in a musical way," Bakriges said. "I could see what he was doing in my mind's eye and really respond to it musically."
I am guesting with vocalist Bidi Dworkin and bassist Andrew Lohse.on May 10, 2015 at 12.00pm
at JJ Hapgood General Store and Eatery
- Sunday, May. 10 | 12:00 PM Bidi Jazz at JJ Hapgood's in Peru
- Wednesday, May. 13 | 05:00 PM Keene State College Faculty Excellence Ceremony
- Saturday, May. 16 | 10:00 AM Elms College Commencement
- Thursday, May. 21 | 07:00 PM MassArt Honoree Awards Dinner
- Saturday, May. 23 | 08:00 PM Jazz in the Mountains