A special edition of the Ted Rosenthal Trio will appear in concert on Feb. 26 at the Berkshire Museum, with a repertoire that focuses on music about New York. The title of the 7:30pm concert, “Ten by Tin Pan Alley,” is a mashup between Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival and New York’s legendary composers’ haven known as Tin Pan Alley.
The repertoire will include jazz interpretations of 10 familiar songs that were written in or about New York. With countless candidates for inclusion, the band will perform old and new, legendary and rising, Broadway favorites, jazz standards, and obscure treasures. It’s a one-of-a-kind program, which reflects the unique nature of the subject: New York.
Formed specially for this occasion, the “Berkshires, New York Trio” (also known as the Ted Rosenthal Trio) includes musicians with deep connections to New York and the Berkshires: leader and pianist Ted Rosenthal (NY-based, with a residence in Otis), bassist Martin Jaffe (born in the Berkshires and operating out of NY since graduating from Juilliard), and drummer Conor Meehan, a former full-time New Yorker who is now a Berkshires resident (Richmond).
Berkshire Museum (39 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass.) features a Steinway grand piano, excellent sightlines, and outstanding acoustics. Limited seating, pandemic protocols will be followed, including masks and proof of vaccination for anyone over 5 years old. Advance tickets strongly advised. Click here for online box office.