Peter Sprague takes hold of the classic songs of Cole Porter in “Peter Sprague;s Planet Cole Porter,” Friday, June 16 at the Museum of Making Music.
Two new exhibits showing at MoMM
This summer, the Museum of Making Music (MoMM) will celebrate two new exhibits and welcome a variety of musical acts at the Carlsbad-based museum.
The Summer of Innovation
Innovation is at the core of the music products industry and this summer, the Museum of Making Music makes you the innovator. In the “Summer of Innovation” interactive exhibition, a variety of instruments will inspire people of all ages to open their eyes and ears to the many, perhaps surprising, ways music is being made today. Sound artist Dr. Chris Warre has installed several of his own inventions, including a Body Theremin and the EchoThief Impulse Response Library. The EchoThief Impulse Response Library takes sonic snapshots of distinctive spaces throughout North America, making it possible for visitors to hear what their favorite instrument sounds like when played in Carnegie Hall or in the Cathedral Room of Shasta Lake Caverns – without leaving Carlsbad.
Photography of Graham Nash
A new gallery exhibit features 29 photographs of famed artists photographed by Graham Nash, including Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Jerry Garcia, Judy Collins (with Stephen Stills), Neil Young, Cass Elliot, Taj Majal, David Crosby and Jackson Browne, along with some of Nash’s most significant quotes and song lyrics, blending his love of photography and music into one setting. The exhibit will be on display until Aug. 31, and is included in the cost of admission.
The Museum of Making Music provides a regular schedule of live performances. All scheduled performances will start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Ticket prices vary by event. All concerts will be hosted at the MoMM, located at 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad.
Peter Sprague’s Planet Cole Porter
Friday, June 16
Local legend Peter Sprague takes hold of the classic songs of Cole Porter and presents them in a new color of samba, funk, salsa and jazz. Selections include “Just One of Those Things,” swinging fast and morphing over to funk; “Love for Sale,” taking a trip to Cuba; “Night and Day,” arcing with the moon in Brazil; and “Every Time We Say Goodbye,” nice and gentle just as Cole intended it to be. For this show he is joined by Rebecca Jade on vocals, Tripp Sprague on sax and flute, Gunnar Biggs on bass and Duncan Moore on drums.
Lori Bell: From Bach to Bebop
Sunday, June 25
Fluent in both jazz and classical, flutist/composer Lori Bell, a three-time Global Music Award recipient, will present a diverse program ranging from Baroque, classical, jazz and bebop. She will also premiere music from her new guitar/flute album duo with Ron Satterfield. Bell has performed at the SOKA Performing Arts Center, Wadsworth Theater, The Kennedy Center and, most recently, on a project of jazz arrangements of classical compositions for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Library. She will be joined by Tamir Hendelman (piano), Ron Satterfield (guitar/vocals) and Suzanne Kennedy (flute).
Thursday, July 6
Recognized for her hit singles “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Want to Wait,” Paula Cole is an accomplished and respected singer-songwriter. From her top ten hits of the 1990s to her more recent, critically-acclaimed albums, Paula Cole continues to write, produce, record and perform lasting music that defies categorization. Paula is the first woman in Grammy® history to solely produce and receive the Best Producer Grammy nomination. Her songs have been covered by Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, Katherine McPhee and have been featured on numerous television shows.
Sounds Like San Diego
Saturday, July 8
The eighth edition of Sounds Like San Diego, will once again feature some of today’s top local artists performing their takes on songs made famous by artists from San Diego from 1960 to today. Curated and hosted by music historian Bart Mendoza, the evening also includes appearances by some of the original musicians, performing their classics. Song selections will include music from Iron Butterfly, The Cascades, Switchfoot, Jack Tempchin, David Gates, JJ Cale and Ratt.
To learn more about the summer concert series, visit: museumofmakingmusic.org/events.
The Museum of Making Music presents the storied history of music instruments and products – from invention, to creation, to market – as its canvas to enrich people of all ages and backgrounds.
A division of the NAMM Foundation, the museum opened at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) headquarters in March 2000 and is the only museum of the music products industry, and the only museum worldwide that focuses on the ecosystem of music making from 1900 to present day. For more information visit museumofmakingmusic.org.