Vocalist Icy Simpson, Cellist Liz Lee, and Beerthoven creator and pianist Daniel Swayze joined us in Studio 1A to give us a taste of this coming weekend’s Americana-themed Beerthoven program. Lee and Swayze first played “Berceuse” for cello and piano by Amy Beach, a composer from early 20th century Boston. The piece is like a lullaby and a great example of Beach’s incredible compositional talent. The second piece, solo cello piece “Julie-O” by Mark Summer, is played expertly by Lee and incorporates many unusual cello techniques, giving it a jazzy flair. Our host John Aielli was correct in describing Simpson’s voice as “splendid” for their last piece, “There Is a Balm in Gilead.” The musicians work seamlessly together, and their musical talent is some of the finest in Austin. See them perform live at Austin’s Historic Saengerrunde Hall, and listen to their Studio 1A session below!
Friday 4/27 at 7:30 pm – Tickets and info
Sunday 4/29 at 3:00 pm – Tickets and info