Schwab presenting solo concert Sunday at Sondheim center
Jacqueline Schwab will be presenting a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center’s Stephen Sondheim Performing Center for the Performing Arts.
Schwab will be familar to anyone who has ever seen a Ken Burns’ documentary. In Burns’s words, “Jacqueline Schwab brings more feeling and intensity to music than anyone I know. Her playing is insistent, physical, heartfelt and ... unusually moving.”
Drawing on classical, traditional folk and contemporary music roots, Schwab has been heard on a dozen of Burns’s documentaries, including his Grammy award-winning “Civil War,” his Emmy award-winning “Baseball,” “Lewis and Clark,” “Mark Twain,” “The War” and “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Her latest project for Burns will be his upcoming documentary on the Dust Bowl.
Schwab also has been heard on other PBS documentaries, including “The Irish in America” and Ric Burns’s “New York: A Documentary Film.”
The New England Folk Almanac wrote: she plays with “the jazz/classical improvisational spirit of Keith Jarrett and the touch of George Winston ....” She has performed at the White House for President Clinton celebrating Burns’s Lewis and Clark series and also, with singer Jean Redpath, on Minnesota Public Radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion” in St. Paul and CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman.” Her music will be heard on an upcoming program airing nationally on Thanksgiving Day on host John Birge’s “Giving Thanks” program on Minnesota Public Radio.
Schwab will be performing her interpretive material, new and familiar, ranging from vintage American and Celtic to waltzes and airs.
Tickets will be available at the door. For advance tickets or for more information, call 472-2894.