Jeanjean on the Rocks

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Come to the Green Room for a one-of-a-kind performance featuring David Thomas (clarinet) and Mariko Kaneda (piano).

French composer Paul Jeanjean’s “18 Études de Perfectionnement” (1927) is known for its delightful melodies and challenging techniques but is rarely performed publicly. In an effort to inspire more performances of Jeanjean’s music, clarinetist David Thomas commissioned piano accompaniments from Philahelphia composer Joseph Hallman for 10 of the 18 études. The result is harmonic and rhythmic language infused with fresh material, reflecting 90 years of music history. Imagine the music of Jeanjean transported in a time machine from 1927 to 2017. Imagine the culture shock of travelling through all the new landscapes that classical music has covered – even some rocky ones. Imagine Jeanjean on the Rocks.

This performance is part of the “New Music at Short North Stage” free concert series. Cocktails will be available for purchase an hour before the concert at Ethel’s Lounge, adjacent to the theater. Seating is limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. This concert is recommended for guests age nine and older. Parking is available at a lot just south of the theater and at nearby meters. Free street parking is available after 6pm. on weekdays on the south side of Fifth Avenue west of High Street around the corner from the theater.

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