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10/17--"The Songs of Sinatra"

Short Description of 10/17--"The Songs of Sinatra"

Location:  Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Space -

      Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center

      36 Linden Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

Time:  7:30pm

Cost:  $30.00

Today’s Date: September 10, 2015

Event Date: October 17, 2015

Contact Persons:  Ron Ramsay & Samantha Talora

Description:  Ron Ramsay & Samantha Talora - “The Chairman: Songs of Sinatra”

 

“RON RAMSAY & SAMANTHA TALORA SING SINATRA SONGS FROM

STAGE & SCREEN AT MR. FINN’S CABARET”

 

PITTSFIELD, MA - NYC Cabaret singer & pianist Ron Ramsay and vocalist Samantha Talora, have set their sights on the songbook spanning the career of Frank Sinatra, “The Chairman of the Board”, for their debut performance at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Space, in Pittsfield on Saturday, October 17th, at 7:30pm.

This dynamic duo share a six octave vocal range that croons and sways with the melodies from Sinatra’s 50+ year career as an American singer, actor, director, and producer.  Ramsay & Talora weave their way through the worlds of Broadway, classic standards and popular/contemporary music as explored by Sinatra on stage and screen.

With many nicknames, including The Voice, King of Crooners, Ol' Blue Eyes to name but a few, Sinatra acquired the nickname "Chairman of the Board" after founding Reprise Records in 1961.  Ron & Samantha present “The Chairman: Songs of Sinatra” as an homage to his illustrious career and the songs that we’ve come to know and love by such notable composers as Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer and The Carpenters.

The pair will be joined again by Michael Gillespie on woodwinds and Courtney Clark on violin.  Mr. Finn’s Cabaret Space is located at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center -          36 Linden St.  Tickets are $30.00.  Show begins at 7:30pm.  A full Bar is available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at Mr. Finn’s Cabaret: 413-236-8888. 

Inquiries can be made by e-mailing rerpromusic@gmail.com or visiting www.samandron.com.  Produced by RER Pro Music.

REVIEWS

Since the beginning of their collaboration in the Spring of 2014, Ramsay & Talora have been performing throughout the Berkshires, captivating audiences with their series of sold-out performances of “Our Time”, “An Evening of Song”, “Metaphor”, “Affairs of the Heart” a Valentine’s performance at Ventfort Hall in Lenox, MA; benefit concerts “Ron Ramsay & Samantha Talora w/Friends” for the Lee Food Pantry at Lee Congregational Church, Lee MA in and for “Barbara’s Place” which provides transitional housing for homeless women in Pittsfield, MA.  In the Summer of 2015, the pair filled the walls of Ventfort Hall in Lenox, MA with songs from the Great American Songbook, on Thursday evenings, as part of their Music at the Mansion series.

Radio personality, Bill Sturgeon acclaims “Talora & Ramsay knocked it out of the park…their combined talents make one think that they are sitting in a club in a major city anywhere in the world.” 

Berkshiregirlonline raves of “tunes that were touching and meaningful…the two captivated the audience with their remarkable voices…elicited laughter…thought provoking…make for a perfectly rounded show.” 

BIOS

A Berkshire native, Ron Ramsay studied voice, piano and organ at the High School for the Performing Arts in Dallas, Texas and then voice at Manhattan School of Music in NYC, finally making NYC his home base.  As a teen he musical directed & performed throughout Berkshire County in many churches, theaters and concerts groups including the Berkshire Lyric Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival and Tanglewood. Classically trained, Ron eventually crossed over to the Broadway and Cabaret scene in NYC.  His cabaret nightclub acts have sold out major clubs in NYC as well as venues in such locales as London, Paris and Mykonos.  The New York Post raves of past performance "unusually well stocked and thoughtful, high quality songs …always a sublime Songbook".  Backstage and Theatermania.com “one of the most well rounded and extraordinary shows in recent memory”.  Ron has performed as a back-up singer for such pop stars as: J Lo, Marc Anthony, Bette Midler, Deborah Cox and RuPaul.  He is currently the Director of Music Programs at St. Ann’s Church in Lenox, Ma and a Music Director at Whitney Center for the Arts in Pittsfield. 

Samantha Talora was born and raised in the Berkshires, attended high school locally, and Wagner College on Staten Island, NY from which she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts Administration and studied extensively in both theater and music; travelling and performing in various venues throughout the United States, including the Isaac Stern Auditorium at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. Since returning to the Berkshires over a decade ago, Talora has had the pleasure of working as a solo artist as well as being a featured guest artist with many talented artists and ensembles including the Berkshire Concert Choir and Stockbridge Festival Chorus; and in such venues as The Red Lion Inn, Canyon Ranch, The Berkshire Museum, The Berkshire Music School, Searles Castle, The Colonial Theater and Barrington Stage Company.

Contact Information

Address: 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield MA 01201

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