February 24, 2007
The Skaneateles (NY) Arts Council is very honored and excited to present 'A Tribute to Joni Mitchell: A Concert by Maria De Angelis and Friends' on April 28, 2007 at the First Presbyterian Church in Skaneateles, NY. "Joni Mitchell is one of the most important figures in contemporary music of the past forty years. Her body of work as a composer, singer, painter, and poet is unparalleled, and we are so excited to perform her music in Skaneateles," Maria DeAngelis said.
DeAngelis will perform with five multi-talented musicians: Tori DeAngelis, Phil Flanigan, Karen Oberlin, Hanna Richardson and David Yaffe. Maria is a well-know NY jazz singer and songwriter who has produced four CD's of original songs. David Yaffe, who will play piano in the concert, recently interviewed Joni Mitchell for an article which appeared in The New York Times on Sunday, February 4, 2007. "Joni Mitchell is in possession of one of the most extraordinary song catalogs of the past half-century," he writes. "I couldn't agree more with Mr. Yaffe's view on the beauty and importance of Joni Mitchell's work, and I think the audience will be delighted and moved by the very respectful approach Maria DeAngelis has taken in interpreting the genius of her art song" said Joe Strodel, Jr., Arts Council president.
The Skaneateles Arts Council has partnered with the Everson Museum of Art, a leading museum in New York State designed by renowned architect I.M. Pei, on a pre-concert reception, titled Everson Museum of Art presents "Music, Martinis, and Joni Mitchell Masterpieces", to kick-off the concert. The venue for the reception will be announced in early March. A Tribute to Joni Mitchell is sponsored by; Auburn Public Theater; CNY Fertility & Healing Arts Center; Cultural Resources Council; Eagle Newspapers; Everson Museum of Art; Henry Diltz Photography, Leslie and Robert Neulander MD, JoniMitchell.com, Michele Gardner Design; Robert Kiltz, MD; Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce; and the Skaneateles Press. Ticket information: 315-685-0552.