A Beautiful Deception-March 6, 2009 (Friday)
“Art is the
most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate
the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a
deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.” -
From the seeds of impressionistic thought through the
Dadaist movement, Erik Satie, the eccentric and fascinating Parisian
composer, knew every important figure French artist in music, visual
arts and theater. Through his brilliant rhetoric one explores the
idée fixe of this period: “To name an object is to
suppress the enjoyment, the dream is to suggest it”.
The show includes a rare showing the surrealist short film “Entr’acte”(1924)
by director René Clair,
with live piano performance of the original score by Erik Satie. “Entr’acte” is the very first
film with a dedicated original musical score.
About the music
The musical selections by Satie, Debussy and
other important French composers of the period..
We are thrilled to welcome to the stage of the Kerr Cultural
Center Robert Picardo.
Yale alumnus Robert Picardo
made his off-Broadway debut in David
Mamet's one-act play Sexual
Perversity in Chicago. That was in 1975; two years later, Picardo was first seen on Broadway
in Gemini. He launched his TV
career in the 1980 miniseries The
Dream Merchants, and in 1981 made his first film, The Howling--one of several
assignments for director Joe Dante.
During his early TV years, he was all too often cast in "first husband"
or "wrong boyfriend" supporting roles.
Things improved in 1986, when he was hired to play the much-feared high
school gym teacher Coach Cutlip
in the weekly dramedy The Wonder
Years. He went on to co-star as Dr.
Dick Richard in the highly acclaimed Vietnam-era series China Beach (1989-91).
A busy voice over artist, Picardo
has supplied a variety of vocal characterizations for such series as
Dinosaurs and Batman. Undoubtedly you'll be reading even more about
Robert Picardo in the future, by virtue of his being cast as the
holographic Doc Zimmerman on
TV's Star Trek:
Voyager. Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
Chamber Music PLUS first collaborated with Mr.. Picardo last year in
orchestral version of "Pardon My
English-Gershwin by Ira" with
performances throughout Connecticut with Orchestra New England.
We are excited to bring him to Scottsdale.
Friday evening March 6, 2009 @ 8p.m.
Kerr Cultural Center, off Rose Lane South of the Borgata
here for directions to the hall.
Individual Ticket Price: $21, $20 and $17
Kerr Box Office:
You are listening to Erick Satie, Gymnopedie