The musical legacy of the foremost interpreter of the Great American Songbook will be celebrated with an afternoon of songs and stories presented by vocalist Rich Moran on Saturday, April 16th at 1:00 in the meeting room of the Case Memorial Library in Orange. He will be backed by the trio of Judy Webber on piano, Jeff Webber on woodwinds, and Noah Golden on drums. The concert is being made possible by the Friends of The Case Memorial Library.
The 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birthday was celebrated this past December. Moran will pay tribute to Sinatra’s body of work by performing a diverse selection of classic songs from throughout Ol’ Blue Eyes’ career. In between numbers, he will share insightful commentary and anecdotes from the history behind Sinatra’s recordings of the music being played and the musicians and songwriters he worked with.
Orange native Rich Moran has brought his neo traditional take on the Standards repertoire to venues throughout southern and central Connecticut. He is also an experienced musical theater actor who has performed numerous times with Orange’s own Orange Players. In addition to his acting and performing work, Moran is a producer and host of “One Great Song”, a weekly program on WMNR Fine Arts Radio that showcases select tunes, composers and singers from the Great American Songbook era.
Judy Webber is a North Haven native, retired local music educator and one of the area’s most respected community music directors. Her husband, Jeff, is also a retired educator and spent many years playing saxophone as part of the New Haven professional music scene. Guilford native Noah Golden is a talented musician, actor, writer, video artist, and serves as a music director for the Vista Arts Center in Madison.
To register for this program, please visit the library at 176 Tyler City Road or call 203.891.2170.