June 20, 2002
“An Afternoon of American Music Nostalgia” featured in Kimball Theatre’s summer matinee series
The Kimball Theatre on Merchants Square has launched a series of summer matinee performances Sundays at 4 p.m. “An Afternoon of American Music Nostalgia” is an original musical presentation conceived, created and performed by local musical artist Jeff Resnick and accompanied by The Living Room Orchestra. Performances will take place June 23 and 29, July 7, 14 and 20, Aug. 4 and 17, and Sept. 1. Tickets are $5 per person, $4 per student.
Guests of all ages and musical tastes will enjoy Resnick’s unique musical presentation with a laptop computer, sophisticated music software, digital sound modules and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). This one-man band provides an entertaining one-hour performance of classic American jazz and pop standards by Richard Rogers, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin and more.
Resnick received the prestigious New York State Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as a professor of music at State University of New York. He has worked as a music publisher, a musical arranger and a jazz ensembles director, and his commercial music themes have been licensed for television and radio throughout the United States. After founding a successful advertising agency in New York, Resnick decided to sell the company and he and his wife moved to Williamsburg, Va., where he now performs at a variety of Virginia venues, including First Night Williamsburg and at the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond. Resnick spent the past year as a visiting professor of advertising at West Virginia University. A published author, his new book, “Secrets,” is available from most major Internet booksellers.
Tickets to “An Afternoon of American Music Nostalgia” and other performances at the Kimball Theatre are available at any Colonial Williamsburg ticket facility or at the Kimball Theatre box office, which opens one hour before show time. For additional information call (757) 565-8588.