Yehuda Hanani and Close Encounters Return

Classic, Jazz, Whimy and Bee Bop in One Splendid Evening

By: - Sep 30, 2021

Yehuda Hanani Live Again!

Come to a Close Encounter with Classical and jazz music

An invitation to a close encounter with very special music.  Paul Schoenfield’s runaway classical hit, Café Music for piano trio, sets the tone for a celebratory re-opening. Combining elements of classical, jazz, klezmer and whimsy, Café Music is caffeine-fueled and irresistible. Claude Bolling’s musings in the Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio offer up interpolations of boogie-woogie and ragtime with Baroque underpinnings. Gershwin is represented with his Three Preludes for Piano. With a benediction from Beethoven (his Romance No. 2 in F Major for Violin and Piano) and a cameo appearance by Christylez Bacon, the first Hip-Hop artist to be featured at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and with commissions by the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institute, the season is launched.

Michael Chertock, piano; Xiao-Dong Wang, violin; Christylez Bacon, hip hop artist; Artie Dixson, percussion; James Cammack, double bass; Yehuda Hanani, cello.