“New Branches on Ten Old Trees” Laszlo Gardony, unaccompanied piano
39 South St.
Piano virtuoso Laszlo Gardony performs fresh, modern but soulful arrangements of beloved old tunes, and covering ten styles and genres (jazz, Negro spirituals, rock, funk, Broadway, Neapolitan, etc.). Based in part on his new, highly-acclaimed CD “La Marseillaise,” his adaptations include the title song and nine other familiar tunes, from Misty to Eleanor Rigby, Lady Madonna to Summertime, and myriad in between. Known as an innovator for both his composing and performance approaches, Hungarian-born Laszlo Gardony is also a professor of piano at the Berklee College of Music. He made his local debut at the Berkshire Museum nearly 20 years ago, and has developed a strong regional and national following.
(snow date: Feb. 22)