2016 program: A Musical Celebration of Valerie Capers

January 30 and 31, 2016 3 pm
Eastside College Preparatory School Performing Arts Center
Performers:

Pianist: Josephine Gandolfi (Picasso Ensemble), Valerie Capers
Soprano: Yolanda Rhodes
Vocalist/Pianist: LaDoris Cordell, Deanne Tucker
Clarinetist: Carol A. Somersille
Violinist: Susan C. Brown (Picasso Ensemble)
Cellist: Victoria Ehrlich (Picasso Ensemble)
Bassist: John H. Robinson III
Percussion: Jim Kassis
Trombone: John Monroe
Trumpet: John Worley
Bassoon: Rufus David Olivier
Flute, Piccolo: Stephanie McNab
Choir: The Eastside Preparatory School Choir (David Chaidez (Director)
Ruby Narrator: Lauren Sibley

Featuring music by:
Valerie Capers
Duke Ellington
Michael Jackson
Abbey Lincoln
Amanda McBroom
Lionel Ritchie
John H. Robinson III
Horace Silver
Richard Wagner

Program

Amanda McBroom
Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie
arrangements by David Chaidez
Eastside Choir, David Chaidez, Director
John Robinson
In celebration of Valerie Capers, commissioned by AACI
John Worley, John Monroe, John Robinson, Josephine Gandolfi, Jim Kassis
from Portraits in Jazz
Valerie Capers
Carol Somersille, Yolanda Rhodes, Deanne Tucker, LaDoris Cordell, Valerie Capers, John Robinson, Jim Kassis
Billie’s Song” (lyrics by LaDoris Cordell)
LaDoris Cordell, Valerie Capers, John Robinson, Jim Kassis
LaDoris Cordell, piano solo
John Worley, trumpet solo
Stephanie McNab, Rufus Olivier, Deanne Tucker, Jim Kassis
Song of the Seasons (text by the composer)
Valerie Capers
Yolanda Rhodes, Victoria Ehrlich, Josephine Gandolfi, LaDoris Cordell, Deanne Tucker
Richard Wagner/Valerie Capers
Stephanie McNab, flute solo, Valerie Capers, John Robinson, Jim Kassis
Duke Ellington
arr. Valerie Capers
Valerie Capers, John Worley, John Monroe, Rufus Olivier, Carol Somersille, John Robinson, Jim Kassis

Intermission

Bird Alone (text and music by Abbey Lincoln)
arr. Valerie Capers
LaDoris Cordell, Valerie Capers, John Robinson, Jim Kassis
Bird Alone (text by Lincoln)
Valerie Capers
Yolanda Rhodes, Josephine Gandolfi
John Robinson
Picasso Ensemble: Susan C Brown, Victoria Ehrlich, Josephine Gandolfi
Horace Silver
arr. Valerie Capers
Valerie Capers, John Robinson, Jim Kassis
Ruby (text by the composer)
Valerie Capers
Tableau 1 – Lullaby
Tableau 2 – Mardi Gras
Postlude: Change (cello solo)
Lauren Sibley as Ruby
Yolanda Rhodes, Susan Brown, Victoria Ehrlich, Josephine Gandolfi, John Worley, John Monroe, Carol Somersille, Jim Kassis
arr. Valerie Capers