Please join Piano by Nature in celebrating world-stage musicians Alisa Endsley and Russell Ames, both Westport, NY residents who enrich all our lives by choosing to live in our community. We are beyond fortunate to have talent of this caliber at our doorsteps, and look forward to rejoicing in the musical brilliance of these two very special friends and neighbors. Repertoire will include tributes to Johnny Mercer, Judy Garland, and a variety of old favorites and new works. Concerts Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 PM at the historic Hand House Parlor in Elizabethtown, NY. A reception with the artists will follow the performance.
ALISA ENDSLEY has portrayed numerous leading ladies of the musical stage from Sandy & Rizzo in Grease, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Eva Peron in Evita to the lead role of Norma Desmond in the original company of Sunset Boulevard in London’s West End as well as on Broadway. As a lead vocalist she has sung with the B.B.C. orchestra, recorded in the famous Abbey Road studios, been the featured guest on many radio & television shows in the United Kingdom as well as here in the U.S. Alisa can be seen in N.Y. C. as well as in The North Country, with the wonderful Russell Ames at the keys, performing her show entitled “The Quotable Woman.” This is Ms. Endsley and Mr. Ames’s 6th collaboration and Alisa is thrilled to be “At it Again!”
RUSSELL AMES has directed more than eighty student and community theatre productions of Gilbert and Sullivan and Broadway musicals, served 32 years as accompanist for the University Glee Club of New York City, accompanied singers at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and various other venues here and abroad. He was Director of Development at Riverdale Country School and Horace Mann School in New York City.
Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 age 15-and-under- paid at the door. Reservations are encouraged by calling 518.962.8899.
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