“Hello, this is Eric!
I’ve been thinking lately of my grandmother Rosetta Stern. She used to sing me songs from the Jewish theater and she had a friend, a professor of archaeology who would joke with her about her name as in “the Rosetta Stone” (this was before the internet when people had to work long hours hand-crafting their own jokes).
Only one week now from today I will be providing the Rosetta Stone for some of my favorite Balkan Music at the University Club of Portland and I wanted to invite you! Have you always wondered about those balkan ornaments? The odd meters? Or have you just enjoyed Roma (gypsy), music, Bulgarian and Klezmer as I have, and want a little more insight into their secrets, the scales, the cultural context, and the history? Sound boring? OH NOOOOO, it’s not as I and my good friend Paul Evans, as well as bassist Peter Whitlist will be playing our a** off (sorry grandma), heating up the room, and just think you’ll be learning at the same time. It will be like a Richard Feynman lecture with incredible music. It’s all being produced by the Portland Revels (more on that later), so here are the details:When: Friday, November 22, 7pm Where: The University Club 1225 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Details and tickets
Portland Revels is pleased to welcome Eric Stern as guest artist for the 2013 Christmas Revels show, A Christmas in Old Europe. In this special pre-Christmas Revels concert, Eric will provide a wonderful introduction to the hauntingly beautiful music of Eastern Europe in an intimate setting at the elegant University Club of Portland.
With vocal and accordion music (and special guests) Stern will introduce his audience to some of his favorite music from Eastern Europe, with emphasis on his own expertise
The concert will musically explore structures of meter and ornamentation common to Eastern Europe through the medium of Stern’s high-energy performance. Stern will also discuss and demonstrate the fascinating cross-migration of musical themes back and forth between American jazz and Eastern European music traditions. In addition, Stern will demonstrate how his own modern compositions have roots dug into the rich textures and themes of Eastern Europe.
Order discount advance tickets online at Box Office Tickets
Discount advance ticket prices are: $18 adults, $15 Seniors and Students, and $40 Family.
Full price tickets will be available at the door beginning at 6pm.