Katie Welsh Returns With Spring Cabaret
ALL ABOUT LOVE: Katie Welsh brings the second concert in her spring cabaret series to the Arts Council of Princeton on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m., Katie Welsh will perform the second concert in her Spring Cabaret Concert Series at the Arts Council of Princeton, Love…According to the Great American Songbook.
In this musical evening, Welsh explores the joys and complications of love in a selection of songs from the Great American Songbook, a collection of what are considered to be the best American songs written in the first half of the 20th century. Often labeled American standards and largely sourced from Broadway and Hollywood musicals, these songs are being preserved by many organizations and performed by many contemporary artists, from Michael Feinstein to Paul McCartney.
For this performance, Welsh will be singing favorite love songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Cy Coleman, and more.
Local to the Princeton area, Welsh specializes in what she calls an “informative cabaret,” a concept she first explored a few years back as part of her senior thesis at Princeton University. In her patter, she’ll delve into some of the backstories and original contexts of the songs, and she’ll share insights into what makes the Great American Songbook so popular and enduring.
Pianist David Pearl will again accompany Welsh. He has performed in many of New York’s premiere venues and collaborates frequently with musicians in the jazz and classical community. He has been awarded grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, and his musical arrangements and transcriptions are published and performed regularly.
In addition to venues and private events in the Princeton area, Welsh has also been seen in New York at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex, the Metropolitan Room, BroadwayCon, and the Princeton Club of New York.
Tickets to each event are $15 and are available at Eventbrite.com or for cash at the door. The Arts Council of Princeton is located at 102 Witherspoon Street.