Lincoln and Sheri Mayorga perform in a
free concert at the Roe Jan Library on Sunday, May 6
World-renowned pianist Lincoln Mayorga and singer Sheri Bauer-Mayorga will perform in a concert entitled Two Hundred Years of American Song at the Roe Jan Library at 3 PM, Sunday May 6.
The concert, one is a series of musical events at the Library called “Adventures in Music,” is free of charge and open to all.
The aural equivalent of a Ken Burns documentary, the Mayorga’s program surveys a broad swath of American popular music through the couple’s interpretation of works by songsmiths ranging from Stephen Foster to Randy Newman, Louis Moreau Gottschalk to John Fogerty, Hoagy Carmichael to Tom Lehrer.
Arranger and composer Lincoln Mayorga is behind the award-winning scores of such films as The Rose, Chinatown, Fame, and Ragtime. As pianist, arranger, and conductor, Lincoln made many recordings with such artists as Marni Nixon, Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Vikki Carr, Mel Torme, Phil Ochs, Andy Williams, Frank Zappa, and Quincy Jones.
Mayorga has taken his diverse 18th through 21st century repertoire to more than two-hundred cities across the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. His performing collaborations have been with such musicians as Itzhak Perlman, Richard Stoltzman, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gerard Schwarz, and many distinguished American orchestras.
Sheri Bauer-Mayorga is a pianist, vocalist, songwriter, and recording artist who has worked the underground, alternative, and grassroots scenes. A champion of American music, her career began in NYC playing contemporary American piano repertoire, including Morton Feldman, John Cage, Doris Hays, and Henry Cowell. She has worked in New York’s theater and new music scenes, and frequently appears on WAMC’s “Dancing on the Air.” Her vocal style has been compared to a range of singers from Joni Mitchell to Blossom Dearie.