Jeff Smith 12:15 p.m., April 24
Bruno Leone: The Song Is Ended
The Song Is Ended will feature a musical and educational performance by musician and storyteller Bruno Leone.
Bruno Leone has accompanied Mel Torme and Billy Daniels and has five recordings to his name, including Pure Broadway, Pure Cinema, Pure Romance, Pure Classics, and Pure Christmas, with each of his CDs featuring an original piano composition by Mr. Leone.
The Golden Age of American popular music had all but ended by the 1960s. With the advent of rock ‘n’ roll, the music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Rodgers, Kern, Styne, and dozens of others was no longer being written. Pianist, humorist, and storyteller Bruno Leone will play, sing, and chat his way through those golden years, highlighting the top hits from that era and explaining precisely why, as Irving Berlin wrote in 1927, The Song Is Ended (but the Melody Lingers On). His performance will feature not only melodies, lyrics, and stories of America’s musical elite, but also those whose names are forgotten but whose songs linger on, haunting our memories of those years.
- Cost: $14 - $19