Scott Kirby presents a multi-media stage performance which features live piano music, a spoken narrative, and a video presentation in search of the American Heartland.
Scott will present his Mainstreet Souvenirs program at the Belle Fourche Area Community City auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th. This performance by Scott Kirby is yet another Center of the Nation Concert Association program, which has been bringing outstanding entertainment to this region for more than 25 years.
The music in the first half of the program will span about 150 years of American pop, jazz and folk music, including tunes by Scott Joplin, Stephen Foster, John Philip Sousa and many others continuing up to the present time.
The second half of the program features Kirby’s original compositions for piano, old photos from long ago, and his original paintings, all joined together as he plays the piano and talks about the history of the American Great Plains and prairies. The visual “projected” dimension of the program accompanies both the narrative and the music. Scott will talk about life in small town America, and his comments are sure to bring back wonderful memories for members of the audience.
Scott Kirby was first a musician and fine pianist, but his artistic passion has grown to include visual art, and he has completed 75 paintings and 28 piano compositions. He makes his home in Boulder, Colorado, and divides his time between composing, painting, performing and teaching.
CBS newsman Charles Osgood, who hosted Sunday Morning for 22 years, noted that music critics said Scott Kirby is “one of the best interpreters of ragtime music on the scene today.”
Musician Max Morath, known as “Mr. Ragtime,” has said that “Kirby is leading the way toward the irresistible keyboard literature that has its roots in the past…and its eye on the present.”
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a bit of Americana music presented by one of its best talents. Join us in Belle Fourche Thursday night, November 9th for Mainstreet Souvenirs with Scot Kirby!