Keys Please!
Three Generations of Piano Stories

Pianist-composers Carei Thomas, Todd Harper and Paul Cantrell started Keys Please in 2002, and this mid-winter tradition has become a staple of the Twin Cities new music calendar. The annual concert takes on musics of diverse genres for an evening of sonic surprise, wonder and beauty. You will hear poemmetry, “weather permitting,” compositions old and new, and most of all the pleasure of musical friendship shared!

This year's special guest is saxophonist Nathan Hanson, an improviser and composer whose music is alternately lyrical, angular, and meditative. What style? More jazz than anything, but Nathan plays with the sort of open-doored freedom that makes writing expository text like this very difficult! His music is its own best description. Come hear it.

We hope to see you there!

A Sampling of Keys Please Past

Mary Lou’s Chihuly
Carei Thomas, piano
Waltz for Buddy the Cat
Todd Harper, piano
Pat O’Keefe, clarinet