Stony Brook, NY - October 8, 2014 - An era that was defined by the Jazz Age, the Great Depression and prohibition will come alive in “Life and Black and White” on November 2, from 5 - 7 pm at Ward Melville Heritage Organization’s Educational & Cultural Center in Stony Brook Village.
Pianist Michael J. Striffler (pictured) will head up a talented cast featuring music from the twenties and thirties and a 1901 Knabe piano. A “silent film” vignette will be shown set in historic Stony Brook with an accompanying live soundtrack by Striffler. Songs of the era will be performed by Alexandra Droual, Olivia Passanante and Anna Lubitz who will be in period outfits provided by Flair Boutique. The film was produced by Trevor Munch.
Michael Striffler was a featured Winter Lecture Series Artist and spoke on the development of American Music; is a featured pianist for the Summer Artist Series at Bayport-Bluepoint Library, has performed at the Sand Castle on the Ocean, Fire Island, Sage Cafe in Bluepoint and the Irish Coffee Pub in Islip. He is also a private piano tutor.
The evening will include Hors d’oeuvres and wine and the cost is $40 pp with an early bird special of $37 pp if reserved by October 15. Call 631-689-5888 or for full events schedule visit the website.
Photo of Pianist Michael J. Striffler