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NY Pianist Jed Distler Joins Savage Nightingale for Midsummer's Night Concert at Guild Hall
Zimmer (sop), Fisk (gtr), Benincasa (perc) and Distler (pn) perform an exciting, timeless program of Spanish, French & Native American folk songs from their new album "Savage Nightingale." Sun, Jul 10, 2011, 6:30 PM @ Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY.
“Darynn Zimmer's juicy soprano adeptly communicates yearning, and she stops just short of overwhelming the music. She’s got plenty of fire for ‘El Café de Chinitas’ and a delicate touch in ‘The White Dawn is Stealing.’ Guitarist Eliot Fisk delivers some nimble fretwork, while Jed Distler is the sensitive pianist on the Cadman. Percussionist Rex Benincasa contributes snappy castanet-playing in ‘Anda Jaleo!’” (Opera News)
“With a silvery and expressive voice...Zimmer conveys the sweetness and nobility of these songs beautifully, and with exquisitely clear diction....The amazing Eliot Fisk can do pretty much whatever he wants on the guitar.” (Fanfare)
Jed Distler is making the rounds this summer, with a new CD, “Meditate with the Masters,” from Musical Concepts released January of this year. Over the 4th of July weekend, he was at Governor’s Island leading about 40 musicians for two performances of Terry Riley’s minimalist milestone “In C” to kick off the Rite of Summer Music Festival, a contemporary-
Tickets for Savage Nightingale at Guild Hall are $25 ($23 for members of Guild Hall); $90 Series Tickets online at GuildHall.org or call the Box Office at 631.324.4050. Tickets can also be purchased at OvationTix.com (program # 8991065) or at Theatre Mania.
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