Maria Newman and Friends
Renowned composer and musician Maria Newman will make a rare Seattle-area appearance in a benefit concert for BARN. She’ll lead a program of live music and conversation, performing her own compositions with three other accomplished musicians. The evening will include the showing of a silent film, with live accompaniment composed and performed by Newman.
The program, to be performed in the Great Room at BARN, will include four original works:
- The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Trio)
- Maskil (Sonata for Solo Piano / Allegro Assai)
- Pennipotenti (Violin, Viola and Flute Trio)
- Tom Sawyer (Silent film with live accompaniment)
In addition to Newman, performers will include Scott Hosfield, acclaimed violist and conductor and Music Director of the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra and the Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra. Also performing will be Dr. Hal Ott, professor of flute at Central Washington University, and BARN member Dr. Chris Eisenberg, pianist.
Newman, who is the youngest child of 9-time Academy Award winning movie composer Alfred Newman and actress and Goldwyn girl Martha Louise Montgomery, is a composer of classical music, a violinist, violist and pianist. She has received recognition and commendation from the Annenberg Foundation, the United State Congress and the Mary Pickford Foundation. Newman’s library of original works represents a range of genres, from large scale orchestral works, works for the ballet, chamber works, choral and vocal works, to new collaborative scores for vintage silent film.
Learn more about Maria Newman here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Newman
After the performance, there will be a reception with beverages and hors d’oeuvres. All profits from the event will benefit BARN.