March 24 2012 Salon

Thanks for an outrageously fun salon this past Saturday! Performers included:

Larry Zbikowski (acoustic guitar)

- Pavana IV & Fantasie XXXV by Luys Milán, 1536
- Gallarda & Fantasía que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Luduvico by Alonso Mudarra, 1546
- Etude 3 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1929
- Three Venezuelan Waltzes by Antonio Lauro, 1938 (the last two of which appear in the video below):

Luciano Ristori (an award-winning physicist at Fermilab), who practices magic in his spare time:

Sidney Nagel & Young-Kee Kim, our gracious salon hosts, prepared ice cream (with assistance from Heinrich Jager) using liquid nitrogen:

And yours truly played a few selections on the crocodile piano including "The Umbrella Man," a 1930s Sammy Kaye song; and "A Garden full of Posies" from the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, Ruddigore.

Other performers on this salon included

Giorgios Choudalakis (Byzantine or Cretan lyra), traditional Syrtos songs from Crete

And Dan Herbst (piano), selections of Chopin

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