Rusticway Chamber Music Series
Upcoming Performance: RusticWay Chamber Group
For 30 years Robert Petillo has specialized in concert and oratorio works of the 17th and 18th centuries. His skill with recitative has made him a sought after Evangelist (narrator) in musical settings of the Passion of Christ. He was hailed “one of our most eloquent Handelian tenors” by New Yorker critic Andrew Porter. More recently Bob has stepped into an entirely new vocal role resurrecting the melodies of the Golden age of Popular Music with “syncopated piano” virtuoso Alex Hassan. Mr. Hassan, considered one of the leading authorities on Novelty Piano, works as a performer, recording artist, and collector to preserve and promote this syncopated music and the Golden Age of Popular Music of the 20s and 30s. Gramophone magazine critic observed, “Alex Hassan has been a legend for some years......Some say there has been no one to equal him since Mayerl himself. " These two stunning artists will transform you back to one of the most vibrant eras of our popular culture.
When: May 1st, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
All concerts are held Sundays at 4:00 p.m. at the home of Kristin Gilbert and Marion Baker, 3424 RusticWay Lane, Falls Church, VA.
We hope you can join us!