Vagabond Opera (Portland), Dr. Abacus

Scenic Sisters and Kitten on the Keys between sets

Thu May 11, 2006
Make-Out Room
9 pm
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Vagabond Opera is a Portland, OR based ensemble that has been entertaining audiences with their unique bohemian absurdist style for the last four years. Their work is an eclectic mix comprised of original and traditional compositions, unified by an old-world mood. Elements of early Ellington, old time Parisian Jazz, Klezmer, Tango, Balkan and Arabic belly dance music mingle with Absurdist, Bohemian, Neo-Classical and European Cabaret style, all played with skill, exuberance and a gritty vagabond edge. Eric Stern, operatic tenor, accordionist, pianist, and composer, founded the band and his voice is the lead instrument and unifying thread. He is supported by Robin Jackson on tenor saxophone, Leslie Kernochan on operatic soprano, and alto saxophone, Jason Flores on upright bass, and cellist Skip vonKuske, and percussionist Mark Burdon, as they play songs about thieves, Jewish weddings, Parisian tramps and the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich. Every show is a cabaret of rich musical phrasing, sparkling lyrics and indomitable stage presence. Their musical versatility and extensive repertoire allows them to be equally at home in classical concerts, Jazz halls, contemporary cabarets, and bohemian bar stomps. Let Vagabond Opera spirit you away to the old world of travelers, tramps and wandersom buskers. ...


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