Tom Manuel & Friends
Ballads & Other Cautionary Tales
Castello di Borghese Vineyard
17150 Middle Rd,
Cutchogue, NY 11935
Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Tom Manuel, Cornet, Vocal
Steve Salerno, guitar
Peter Coco, bass
Chris Smith, drums
Enjoy an evening of music, natural surroundings and the view of a beautiful sunset looking at the vineyard in bloom from Borghese Vineyard. Families and music lovers are invited to arrive around 6pm to sit down with food and enjoy a glass of wine. The concert will then begin at 7:30 pm for an evening of music.
General audience: $70
Friends of Rites of Spring and Wine Members of Borghese Vineyard: $50
Children Under 16 FREE
Make a Donation to The Retreat: $ 5
This concert is made possible with the contribution of
Huntington Arts Council - Decentralization Fund and EETA Grant
In collaboration with Castello di Borghese Vineyard
Attendance to this in-person performance will be limited and restrictions in place per NYS COVID-19 guidelines required at the time of the event.
Ballads & Other Cautionary Tales will be a fun exploration of the intricate and powerful relationship between melody, harmony, lyrics and history. Music, particularly what is referred to as the Great American Songbook, holds a weight and depth that is multifaceted. There is power and strength in a melody. Certain chords and harmonic directions also tug on our emotions, and of course then there is the story-- the lyrics. The lyricists and composers that created these cautionary tales of wonder had motives and inspirations all their own. Added to this are some iconic renditions that become the bench mark or the "gold standard" if you will when one thinks of the identity of a particular song. Judy Garland, Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan and others have claimed compositions as their own by adding their own untouchable versions to the mystique infused library of timeless compositions. In this concert we will explore some of these gems and just what makes a song timeless and able to transcend generations. Come expecting some stories, some tales, some surprises, but especially come to experience the conversation and power of music.