Music is a spiritual experience to most. It follows that churches would be a natural host for concerts. This November there are two special evenings where two community churches will host their own night of secular song.
Paul Bisaccia “From Chopin to Gershwin”
Paul Bisaccia’s performance titled “From Chopin to Gershwin” will appear at St. John’s Lutheran Church (155 Milton Street) on November 14 at 7 p.m. This special event was organized by Town Square on hearing that Bisaccia and other artists, who were scheduled to play Carnegie Hall on a date in late October, cancelled their appearance on principle: they discovered the event was sponsored by a Polish newspaper with ties to an anti-LGBTQ campaign in Poland.
“We hope this concert will honor the brave sacrifice made by these artists in forgoing a prestigious opportunity at Carnegie Hall, and this evening will support members of LGBTQ community in the USA and Poland with a powerful message that freedom and equality are for all,” said Town Square in a public statement.
The American Record Guide says, “For Gershwin interpretations Bisaccia wins hands down.”
Concert tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for seniors/children. Proceeds will help support much needed capital improvements at St. John’s Lutheran Church and more wonderful programming like this concert by Town Square. To purchase tickets go to: www.townsquarebk.org
Divine Mercy Parish Concert Series presents Low Art & Border Line
As part of Divine Mercy Parish, the DMP Concert Series seeks to continue the long tradition of Catholic support for music through promoting new and engaging programs. By having no admission fee, they make their concerts accessible to all. “We believe everyone benefits from experiencing a wide variety of music performed live.” The series has scheduled seven acts for the 2019–2020 season, which began with a performance by String Lab Ensemble on October 28.
Low Art’s date and time of performance was recently rescheduled to November 24, at 2 p.m., and they will still play at the Green Door Gallery at the Divine Mercy Cultural Center (206 Skillman Ave.) Low Art is a duo (Justin Fields on piano and Cody Hosza on sax). Their program of new works is intentionally matched to The gallery’s exhibit titled Border Line, curated by Elisa Jensen. The music will explore the space between the mess of the unfinished work and the polished product of the finished work. What happens between the two, and what can we learn from it?
The concert is free of charge and the gallery will be open before and after the show to view the art. There will also be a reception after the show. As space is limited RSVPs are recommended. You can make reservations at www.eventbrite.com/e/low-art-border-line-tickets-73469582499 . For more information on the entire series got to: www.facebook.com/dmpconcertseries