Heartland Concert Association presents "Main Street Souvenirs"
SCOTT KIRBY, pianist, in Mainstreet Souvenirs
In search of the American Heartland…Scott Kirby presents a multi-media stage performance which features live piano music, a spoken narrative, and a video presentation.
The music in the first half of the program will span about 150 years of American pop, jazz and folk music, including tunes by Scott Joplin, Stephen Foster, John Philip Sousa and many others continuing up to the present time.
The second half of the program will feature Kirby’s original compositions for piano, his original paintings, old photos from long ago all joined together as he plays the piano and talks about the history of the American Great Plains and prairies. The visual “projected” dimension of the program accompanies both the narrative and the music throughout the second half. Scott talks about small town American life and times and his comments will bring back wonderful memories to the members of the audience.
Scott was first a musician and fine pianist, but his artistic passion grew to include visual art, and he has completed 75 paintings and 28 piano compositions. He now lives in Boulder Colorado and divides his time between composing, painting, performing and teaching.
“Critics call Scott Kirby one of the best interpreters of ragtime music on the scene today.” Charles Osgood, CBS News Sunday Morning
“Kirby is leading the way toward an irresistible keyboard literature that has its roots in the past…and its eye on the present.” Max Morath