Gemini, twin brothers San and Laz Slomovits, nationally known for their music for children and families, return to the roots of their music — the classic songs of Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel, etc. Come hear songs like “If I Had a Hammer,” “Blowing in the Wind,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” and many more — and sing along with them!
Fine multi-instrumentalists (guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and a variety of folk flutes and hand percussion) San and Laz add extra spice to the show with acapella versions of a Motown song, one by the Beatles, and even one by Janis Joplin! Rounding out the show, they include a few of their own original songs written in the style of the 60’s, as well as traditional songs associated with that era. This the music San and Laz grew up on, and they’ve put together a tribute / celebration concert of this quintessential music.
San and Laz have set to music many classic poems by ancient and contemporary poets. This show is especially appropriate in April—National Poetry Month—but can be offered at any time of the year. Beautiful singing and a variety of instruments bring the magic of music to timeless poems by: Robert Frost, e.e. cummings, William Butler Yeats, William Stafford, A.E. Housman, Naomi Shihab Nye, Emily Dickinson, Rumi and Hafiz (13th & 14th Century Persian mystics in translations by Coleman Barks and Daniel Ladinsky), as well as traditional settings of the poetry of Robert Burns and Shakespeare. Come hear beloved poems such as “Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Hope Is the Thing with Feathers,” and “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” dance off the printed page to the notes and rhythms of these beautiful melodies.
All you need is a large living room! Or, during the summer, your back yard or nearby park. Down-home and intimate, Gemini's music is a great way to enhance any group event. These house concerts can be either just for adults, or for children and the whole family — birthday parties, anniversaries, house-warming, special events, or just a get-together for neighbors or friends.
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