I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be part of the cast of Read650’s Genealogy show, “Who, Me?” on Sunday, Jan. 22, at City Winery, a very cool restaurant and concert venue on the Hudson River.
I wrote a five-minute story, which I’ll be performing, about an event that took place one-hundred years ago and connected me to my family history in a way I hadn’t imagined. It became the portal into which I entered the collective memory of my family’s past…and mine.
I’ll be performing with an ensemble cast of talented writers, sharing their personal stories about their families and their ancestry.
Here’s what Columbia Free-Times said about Baron Fenwick, who will be performing in “WWII and NYC: Connecting Time and Place,” at the Cell Theatre, on February 11 and 12, 7:30pm: “Brilliant…. His driving rhythm, virtuosic technique, musical treatment and careful attention to the ensemble were all stunning. Put two or three more years on this young man, and we might well have a major star.” – Columbia Free-Times.
Baron was an enormous hit in a show I created two years ago, “From Carnegie to The Cell.” If you missed that show, here is your chance to hear why Baron was such a sensation.
Awarded the Silver Medal in the 2019 Sendai International Music Competition, Baron has emerged as a leading pianist of his generation. At 27 years old, he regularly performs with orchestras around the world, including the Flint Symphony, the South Shore Symphony, the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra and the Sendai Philharmonic, among others. He performed with the Mannes Orchestra after winning the 2018 Mannes Concerto Competition and he recently made his debut in Carnegie Hall’s “Weill Hall.
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I’m working with some wonderful talent in my show, “WWII and NYC: Connecting Time and Place,” including the show’s music director, David S. Goldman. Click here for tickets and information.
David is an award-winning and world-traveled multi-lingual singer/songwriter who performs in a wide variety of genres and languages including Blues, Latin, Acoustic Rock, Pop/Jazz, and World. His versatile and moving, melismatic voice gains him fans wherever he goes. David currently has an international musical under development with the Cell Theater in NYC encompassing his college journey to India and multi-ethnic background. It will first be a podcast and audio release and then a live performance
In December of 2021, David and his co-writer American Dreamer Daniella Vieira released their song “Alien (Revisited)” on 11Million Records, distributed by DistroKid on all media platforms. Daniella received a Grammy Certificate in 2019 for American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom by John Daversa Big Band. “Alien (Revisited)” powerfully expresses Ms. Santos’ feelings about her experience as an immigrant.
David has also frequently worked with me as co-producer, music director and performer at various NYC venues from 2015 to the present-day. His latest release, “Going To America” is a song of hope for the country’s founding ideals and diversity.
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I’m thrilled that Internationally acclaimed vocalist and musician, Clare Maloney, will be performing in a Charles R Hale Production, “WWII and NYC: Connecting Time and Place,” at the Cell Theatre in NYC, Feb 11 and 12. Click here for tickets
Clare has shared the stage with members of The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Allman Brothers Band, Hall & Oates, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Hot Tuna, The Tubes and The New Riders of the Purple Sage. Her interpretations of the folk and rock favorites of the 60s and 70s era have gained her a loyal following for her powerful voice and her ability to move effortlessly between Grace Slick’s “White Rabbit” and Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock.”
Before transitioning to Rock and Roll full-time, Clare trained extensively and toured as an opera singer, appearing on some of the most famous stages in the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Symphony Space, 92ndY, National Sawdust and at concert halls throughout Europe and Asia. A uniquely versatile artist, Clare is an in-demand studio session vocalist, having lent her voice to numerous studio projects including jingles, TV theme songs, national ad campaigns, and new music by composers writing for Broadway, Jazz, Opera and the concert stage.
Since 2018, Clare has toured as the vocalist for The Englishtown Project – a tribute to the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage and The Marshall Tucker Band. Since the music industry reopened in 2021, playing over a dozen shows for the reopening of the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, and assembling her own band, Clare Maloney & The Great Adventure, which recently played to sold-out crowds at the Bitter End in NYC.
Three years ago David and I met and immediately realized we had a shared interest in New York history, our quite divergent family histories and music. It turns out that our families lived very close to each other in Queens and, unbeknownst to us, we grew up only a few blocks apart. Having put on several smaller versions of “New York: A Musical Memoir,” we recently presented the first full-length version of this musical memoir in progress. Our stories take us through our early love of music, a family Christmas, our relationships with our fathers, discovery of girls, epiphanies and reflections on the struggles of our ancestors.
A special thanks to Renata Hinrichs for introducing David and me and for her role as narrator and my fourteen-year old dream girl “Denise.”
And thanks to Vera Maura for the photos.
Charles R. Hale Productions is excited to announce this season’s series of shows at Lehman College, which are produced in collaboration with the City and Humanities Program and Professor Joseph McElligott:
Sept 6: Storytelling in a Digital World/Charles R. Hale
Sept 13: Women Who Have Overcome/Theresa Sareo
October 11: Yuri Juárez and the Afroperuano Group
October 25: Generations of Her/ Nicole Zuraitis
Nov 15: From Beyonce to Bach/Jiin Yang & Wayne Weng
Nov 29: Jazz in the City/Charles R. Hale and the David J RaleighQuartet
All performances, which will be in Lovinger Theatre or the Studio Theatre, begin at 12:30pm.
Montage by Mitch Traphagen
Nicole Zuraitis and her quartet… .
Including Ingbar Paz, Hugh Stuckey, Colleen Clark, and Jordan Pettay, with special guest Dan Pugach, during a brilliant presentation of Nicole’s show, “Generations of Her: Women Songwriters and Lyricists of the Past 100 Years.”
Photos by Mitch Traphagen.
The Cell Theatre
Tokyo born composer Miho Hazama will be performing with her signature ensemble “m_unit” at The Cell Theatre, July 12, 2018, 8:00pm. Lauded in Downbeat as one of “25 for the Future,” Miho is quickly establishing herself as a force of nature on the world’s stage. Her masterful understanding of harmony and orchestration combined with a who’s who of musicians results in riveting performances to packed adoring audiences at venues such as the Jazz Standard, Blue Note NYC and Tokyo, Dizzy’s Club Coca-cola, and the Jazz Gallery.
For tickets to Miho’s performance, which are $20, click here: tinyurl.com/0712miho
Yuri Juarez and his Afroperuano band are returning to The Cell this year after a sold-out performance as part of last year’s series “New Yorkers: Together in Story and Song.” Yuri and his group are proof that the music of Peru is fast occupying a prominent part of the world stage. If you haven’t heard these musicians perform you are in for a great treat. Yuri and the members of his band are internationally acclaimed and their shows are nothing short of fabulous.
June 13, 2018, 7:30pm at The Cell in NYC
For tickets and additional information: tinyurl.com/yuri0613