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Festivus and Other Twisted Holidays

December 26, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Seinfelds fictional holiday “Festivus for the Rest of Us” involves Airing of Grievances, Feats of Strength, and the labeling of easily explainable events as Festivus Miracles. The Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ) will perform pieces for Festivus, along with odd takes on holiday tunes from the CD Angels, Kings, My Favorite Things. As Andrea Canter noted, this is “not your mother’s holiday album…. Spending the holidays with Larry McDonough is like the best of family reunions–getting reacquainted with relatives who seem so different from how we remember them, and so much more interesting.” Expect a mix of music from Bill Evans, Coltrane, Beethoven, Mr. McGoo, Paul Simon, Ornette Coleman, Shakers, and the Middle East, along with uncommon meters, harmonies and rhythms. They also will perform McDonough’s arrangement of “It’s Love, It’s Christmas,” a rarely performed piece written by jazz pianist Bill Evans, based on a copy of the original Evans’ manuscript given to McDonough by Evans’ widow, Nenette Evans. Minnesota Book Award Winner Richard Terrill adds season poetry.


December 26, 2017
8:00pm - 11:00pm