Pianist Dave Marck and Friends to Present Free Concert "Night and Day: A Celebration of Cole Porter" at Viterbo Sept. 12
Sept. 6, 2018
Contact Jen Roberdeau at 608-796-3738 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PIANIST DAVE MARCK AND FRIENDS TO PRESENT FREE CONCERT NIGHT AND DAY: A CELEBRATION OF COLE PORTER SEPT. 12
LA CROSSE, Wis. – New York pianist and La Crosse native Dave Marck will present Night and Day: A Celebration of Cole Porter Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.
Marck will be joined by longtime colleagues Greg Balfany on saxophone, Karyn Quinn on bass, and Rich MacDonald on drums. Balfany and Quinn retired from the music department at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, while MacDonald teaches percussion and is director of jazz studies at Winona State University.
Marck looks forward to featuring the music of Porter on this concert because he said, "the beauty of Cole Porter's songs has created a desire in jazz musicians to use them as vehicles for improvisation. I hope the audience enjoys our treatment of some of Porter's most familiar melodies.”
Marck spends much of the year in New York, where he is an acclaimed jazz pianist. He is originally from La Crosse and returns each year to visit friends and family and to perform in the area. The quartet will have five performances during this year's visit to La Crosse.
The concert is sponsored by the Bob and Jean Marck Family Gift of Music and the La Crosse Community Foundation Ambrosius Fund. The Marck Family Gift of Music was created in memory of Marck’s parents, Bob and Jean, to support free, live music events in the community. Marck looks forward to carrying on his parents’ goal of making community connections while having a great deal of fun.
The concert is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, call the Viterbo Box Office at 608-796-3100.