Rescheduled from Thursday because of weather, on Friday, February 14, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Martin-Perricone Auditorium, A Little Lunch Music welcomes back pianist and vocalist Marc Karam. It’s Valentine’s Day! The free concert will include love songs in three languages. Songs like “La Vie en Rose,” and “Speak Softly Love” will share the program with French and Arabic songs you may have never heard. Thank you to our sponsor, Sue Haygood.
Tuskegee’s Marc Karam has performed for A Little Lunch Music before. In spring 2013, he packed the house for a concert of French Classic songs. In fall, on Halloween actually, he returned with an all-Arabic concert, sampling classic songs, pop, and folkloric music from cultures throughout the Middle East.
Now for Valentine’s Day, thanks to the weather on Thursday, Marc is returning to present a concert of romantic songs in three languages. He’ll bring back some of the Arabic songs from fall, share with us more French classics–his specialty–and add some international hits that he’ll sing in English. “Bésame Mucho” is even on the program.
Marc wants us to understand what we’re hearing, and has done a lot of work to translate all of the foreign-language lyrics for listeners to read during the performance. I enjoy his easy manner, and I always learn something. He knows so much about the music.
The Museum Café is open from 11 am to 2 pm, and we will be back in the Martin-Perricone auditorium for this one. So if you want to be able to hear the music, plan on lunch, with the special Valentine’s Day dessert of course, before or after the concert.
See you there!
A musician himself, Patrick McCurry coordinates A Little Lunch Music and occasionally performs for it. He blogs about the arts in our community.