I have just finished the recording and mastering of a new CD of Nocturnes by Ukraine-French composer Georges Rubissow. These deeply beautiful pieces were given to me by his son, George. Taking from Ukraine and Russian folk music, Romantic and 20th century language, with his unique dramatic style, they reflect both times past and present.
Look for this release on ITunes, CdBaby and my website, and for upcoming concerts featuring these works.
This will be the fourth in a series of Nocturnes- the next one has some very exciting composers included. I am just gathering the scores and beginning to learn the new pieces.
Also, November 13th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., I will be joining the cast of Cabaret Comico in a night of comedic song with a stellar cast of performers. We will be featuring original music by myself and the Wild Women of San Fransisco in our new show The Best Bad Things.
Thanks for listening, and please share with your friends!
All the best to you!
I have some exciting concerts and news to share with you!
JANUARY 25, 2015 4:00 pm
Cellist Emil Miland and friends at Noe Valley Chamber Music Series.
I will be joining this wonderful musician and friends in a US premiere of a work by Michel Merlet!
Here is a link to our performance of this piece:
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8 4:00 P.M. PIEDMONT PIANOS, OAKLAND
Pianists Colin Farish and Allison Lovejoy in concert.Featuring music from our latest CD releases. Compositions by Farish, Lovejoy, Chus Alonso, Doug Morton, Gismonti, Rubissow and Ravel.
Both Jazz and classical styles, original works and commissions from local Bay Area composers make this a concert not to be missed!
ALSO, looking forward to opening the SF INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL at Fort Mason
on May 20, 22, and 23rd with the cabaret version of THE SEVEN DEADLY PLEASURES!!
I will be in the studio this week finishing up a recording of French-Ukranian composer
George Rubissow Nocturnes.. look for the release this spring!
All the best to you for a wonderful Year!
Please feel free to write and say hello.. and come listen to live music!!
I hope this season finds you well!
Here are some of the varied performances I will be part of this upcoming month:
SUNDAY, SEPT 21 2-4 PM free CONCERT AND TANGO dance lesson at Union Square, SF
I will be playing accordion with the inimitable TANGO NO. 9 !! wonderful arrangements of Piazzolla and more! with Zoltan DiBartolo on vocals, Joshua Brody, piano, Catherine Clune, violin, and Greg Stephens on the trombone!
FRIDAY, OCT 3 9 pm Allison’s Cabaret Nouveau opens for the LEE VILENSKY TRIO!
STUDIO GRAND 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland $8-15
SATURDAY, OCT 11 2 AND 8 PM WITH THE SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY at Green Center, Sonoma State Univ.
SUNDAY, OCT 12 3 PM
MONDAY, OCT 13 8 PM performing celesta in Bartok’s “Miraculous Mandarin”
I am also working on a solo piano recording of Georges Rubissow Nocturnes to be released by the end of the year!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR !!!! May 21-24th, 2015!! “THE SEVEN DEADLY PLEASURES” will open the SF International Arts Festival at Fort Mason!! this exciting cabaret rock opera sold out all performances in April 2014 at A.C.T.’s Costume Shop!!
Listen to more live music and have a wonderful autumn!
Join Allison Lovejoy and Colin Farish on Friday September 5th 2014, 8PM, for a unique music experience at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music:
50 Oak Street, SF
$10-20 entrance donation
Music by Ravel, Chopin, Chus Alonso, Colin Farish, Veronika Krausas, Gismonti and Gershwin.
In celebration of their latest CD releases!!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 8 PM
COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO
544 CAPP ST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
ADMISSION $15/10 Seniors and students
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
New Nocturnes CD Celebration Concert
ALLISON LOVEJOY and COLIN FARISH, pianists, perform New Nocturnes by composers Chus Alonso, Rob Reich, Colin Farish, Kirke Mechem, Veronika Krausas and others.
Also, original compositions and arrangements by COLIN FARISH.
New Nocturnes for Piano Kickstarter Campaign
Please support the release of this recording of New Nocturnes… a stunning collection of unique compositions collected and commissioned by pianist Allison Lovejoy. Recorded on a Fazioli grand.
Contribute until Jan 10, 2014. Excellent and interesting rewards!
Allison’s Nocturne by Colin Farish
A beautiful new piece by Colin Farish commissioned for the New Nocturnes recording.
This is a modern and fresh set of interpretations of the Nocturne for piano, with influences of jazz, Romantic, flamenco and contemporary styles. Other pieces by Marcus Shelby, Rob Reich, Kirke Mechem and Veronika Krausas add to this beautiful collection.
Release date September 28 on CDbaby, Itunes and more…