Daniel Kelly - Composer/Pianist
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- All the World's a Song: Shakespeare in Jazz
- Blind Visionaries: Daniel Kelly & The Seeing with Photography Collective
- Rakonto: A Celebration of YOUR Community
ALL THE WORLD'S A SONG: SHAKESPEARE IN JAZZ
TEXT FROM SHAKESPEARE’S MASTERPIECES ARE TRANSFORMED INTO FRESH AND DYNAMIC JAZZ SONGS THAT HAVE AUDIENCES SINGING ALONG IN SHEER DELIGHT.
All the World’s a Song is an engaging, participatory celebration of Shakespeare's work, offering an exciting new way to experience the his genius. Great for those discovering his plays for the first time and for Shakespeare aficionados alike!
Throughout the concert, audience members will join Daniel's jazz group, featuring an amazing jazz vocalist, as they sing along to catchy, original songs based on Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Hamlet and many more!
School performances & workshops also available.
BLIND VISIONARIES: DANIEL KELLY & THE SEEING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIVE
A MULTI-MEDIA PERFORMANCE FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY CREATED BY THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE SEEING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIVE WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC BY THE DANIEL KELLY TRIO.
Exhibited in galleries around the world, the haunting and poetic images of the Seeing with Photography Collective are created in a dynamic process called “light painting” transporting the viewer into their unique dream world of surreal portraits.
Their captivating images will be projected on a video screen throughout the performance. Audiences will hear recorded interviews from these blind & visually impaired photographers reflecting upon their personal experiences with blindness and Daniel Kelly’s riveting original music composed in response to these compelling stories.
Audience members will create a new photo with members of the Collective that will be projected on screen during the concert!
School performances and workshops are available.
- A SELECTION OF UP TO 20 PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE MOUNTED IN THEATER LOBBIES FOR AUDIENCES TO VIEW.
- 8X11 PRINTS OF SELECT PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT PERFORMANCES.
RAKONTO: A CELEBRATION OF YOUR COMMUNITY
AN INNOVATIVE JOINING OF JOURNALISM AND MUSIC THAT BRINGS THE LIVES AND STORIES OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICANS INTO THE CONCERT HALL.
COMMISSION DANIEL TO CREATE A CONCERT THAT CELEBRATES YOUR COMMUNITY!
Rakonto (the Esperanto word for “story”) is Kelly’s ongoing series of interview-based concerts that have been commissioned by several performing arts centers across the US.
Each of these twelve concert-length works have transformed the stories of everyday people, like farmers, teachers, students, immigrants, hurricane survivors, seniors and many others from ages 4 to 94, into a dramatic and compelling musical experience that celebrates our shared humanity.
Audiences around the country have been deeply moved when hearing their recorded voices - and their friend's, family's and neighbor's voices - set to powerful, emotional music performed by Kelly's band of world-class musicians.
Making connections is one of Kelly’s strengths, whether it’s exploring connections between art forms or connecting with audiences. Gifted with an uncanny ear for music and story, it’s his deep sense of empathy and humanity that impacts audiences the most, making performances uplifting and emotional experiences.
Commission Daniel to create a concert that celebrates YOUR community!
School performances available.