Mediterranean Music at MMFA

By on 15 April, 2016 in Fun, Karren Pell, Music with 0 Comments

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 11.17.52 AMFolks who know me would agree that I write and perform within a fairly narrow, musical avenue of country and folk, with a dash of pop or blues now and then — “Americana” as the Nashville label says. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy other music. On April 23 at 3 p.m. vocalist-pianist Marc Karam will present a program of multicultural songs in the Wilson Auditorium at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art and I can’t wait!

The hour long concert features songs from France, Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Spain. Marc terms these “Mediterranean countries” and calls the concert, “Mediterranean Melodies.” In addition to Marc Karam singing and playing piano, Dr. Bob Avery will join in on trumpet, Bob Morgan on guitar, and Claud McDonald on the congas. Sponsored by the Alliance Francaise of Montgomery, the concert is open to the public with free admission, and Marc says, “all are welcome.” A lovely reception will follow the concert (about 4 p.m.) in the atrium.

I am excited about the prospect of hearing new music. I have heard some music from those countries, but this event will be a welcome listening adventure. Marc promises “a multicultural expression of art and beauty in song and music.”

At the end of his Facebook post, Marc writes, “I hope you can make it and bring your friends!” Therefore, I am writing this post to get the word out and invite Midtown Montgomery to this fabulous and fun event. Mark the date: April 23, 3 p.m., Wilson Auditorium at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. See ya there!

Karren Pell is a writer, teacher, and performer who lives with her husband, Tim Henderson, and an assortment of cats and dogs in Capitol Heights. She is the author of three books. Her musical compositions range from commercial songs to theatrical works, with five musical adaptations to her credit.

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