Events - Sunday, 21 February 2016

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Atkins Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, 21 February 2016 - 5:00 PM
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Single ticket prices: $20, $30, and $40

This event is a collaboration with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

The role of music in classic film and television has always been considerable. With "When You Wish Upon a Star," both for the just-released CD and the Kansas City concert program, the ever-versatile guitarist Bill Frisell draws upon the music we have heard on screen and how it shapes and informs our emotional relationships to what we see.

In a recent article about Frisell and his new CD, the Wall Street Journal's Steve Dollar wrote "movie songs are the ultimate ear worms. Who hasn’t whistled the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly or crooned a Disney lullaby? Bill Frisell can’t resist, either...his latest album is devoted to composers famous for their work on the silver screen, including Ennio Morricone, Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini and Elmer Bernstein.”

The musicians on the recording—violist Eyvind Kang, bassist Thomas Morgan, singer Petra Haden, and guitarist Bill Frisell—will join drummer Kenny Wollesen to perform re-imagined time-honored gems such as To Kill a Mockingbird, Moon River, You Only Live Twice, themes from The Godfather, Psycho, and several others.

Bill Frisell, whose own music has been featured in major motion pictures like Finding Forrester and The Million Dollar Hotel, reflects “music is so rich with all the associations that go along with it, whether it’s the words or a memory you get when you hear it.”

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Presenters: Harriman-Jewell Series; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Program to be announced from the stage
Artists: Thomas Morgan (Bass); Petra Haden (Vocals); Bill Frisell (Guitar); Eyvind Kang (Viola); Kenny Wollesen (Drums)
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