Eric Stern CD Release Party!
Please come and celebrate with me the release of my solo album, "Stern Little Stories". I've enjoyed every moment of song crafting and recording and now it's like the big gypsy wedding at the end of the movie! Come dance! I'll be joined by musical luminaries of Portland and beyond and together we'll create an enchanting evening.
Eric Stern's Debut Album Release Party
Friday, November 30th
McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Professor Gall Opening!
SPECIAL GUEST NAGASITA!
Doors 7pm, Show 7:30 pm
Free admission with purchase of CD ($15) until event sells-out
Food and bar available.
"Stern has found an exuberant and satisfying place where operatic vocal technique and popular idioms intersect while also exposing unlikely audiences to the visceral pleasures of a Bel Canto voice." ~ The NY Press
Let the cabaret revolution begin! Composer, multi-instrumentalist and consummate showman Eric Stern is the founder and leader of Vagabond Opera, composer of the critically acclaimed opera, Queen of Knives, and is an internationally renowned cabaret star of the Northwest. With a fresh and colorful imagination Stern brings a world to life with the release of his debut solo album Stern's Little Stories.
The new CD features some of Portland's finest musicians and delves more deeply into the territory covered by his customary cabaret forays. There are vivid portraits of Golems, black riders, chess fiends, and light-hearted sketches of Parisian artists and thieves. Stern takes inspiration from Amanda Palmer, Kurt Weill, and Tom Waits, but there is a silvery thread of humour running through the work too that bestows lightness to these depths. Stern has embraced Steampunk, and is formative in shaping it as a musical genre. Says Stern, "All these years, while performing with Vagabond Opera, I've had these other little songs trying to burst through, like little blackbirds caught in the chimney. I finally decided it was time to blow the roof off and let them fly and do their mischief. They are my envoys from my absinthe-tinged world of Stove-pipes and Steampunk."
"Eric Stern, a mustachioed 36-year-old operatic tenor and accordion player has a back story nearly as bohemian as the music he plays."
~ The Washington Post
McMenamin's Kennedy School (View)
5736 NE 33rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97211
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