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Symphony Space is 30: A Star-Studded Birthday Bash
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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.




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+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 01/10/2008 at Symphony Space.

When Symphony Space started putting together its 30th anniversary celebration, we had no idea that almost all of the 100 invited musicians and performers would actually agree to show up! We gladly made room, though, and the audience was treated to everything from traditional Japanese drumming to Don Byron's Bach tribute, and the wacky food poems of Roy Blount, Jr. We can't believe we're 30 already – we've sure made some great friends along the way!
+ About the Artists

1 Taikoza Japanese Drums
Symphony Space Curriculum Arts Program Artists: Marco Lienhard, Malika
Duckworth, Chikako Saito

2 Selected Shorts: “The Laugher”
by Heinrich Boll
John Shea

3 Thalia Follies: “It’s My Turn, Bill”
Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Isaiah Sheffer
Ivy Austin

4 Hafiz and the Rabbit
Jacques d’Amboise

5 “If I Were A Rich Man”
Music by Jerry Bock; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Theodore Bikel; Tamara Brooks, piano

6 Four Short Poems by Dorothy Parker
“Unfortunate Coincidence,” “Resume,” “One Perfect Rose” & “Comment”
Joanna Gleason

7 “Amazing Grace”
David Amram, pennywhistle

8 Selected Shorts: “Wallet”
by Allen Woodman
René Auberjonois

9 “Losing My Mind”
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Donna Murphy; Nick Archer, piano

10 Don Byron, clarinet

11 “I’m a Dumbell”
by Irving Berlin
KT Sullivan
Jon Weber, piano

12 Soupsong Poems
Roy Blount, Jr.

13 Calvin Trillin: Commentary

14 “You’re Not Worth My Weight”
The Chalks: Mary Brienza, Kathryn Markey, Leenya Rideout

15 Shakespeare Update
Peter Schickele

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