Capitol Chamber Players and James Gentry’s Parlour Songs Amuse, Shock and Delight

Nov 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Member Concerts, Reviews

A delightful and satisfying combination of music was had by all at the October House Concert. The Capitol Chamber Players String quartet opened the evening with Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” playing beautifully and artfully.

They were joined by James Gentry in the introspective and melancholy “Dover Beach.”

And then what followed was full of surprises and delights!

After so artfully singing the beautiful and haunting Dover Beach, James reemerged as… Lit’le Susie… singing the effervescently entertaining song written by actress Norah Blaney entitled, “Mr. Bear.”

Doesn’t Jim look adorable as Lit’le Susie?

Jim has a way of bringing the words of a song to life…

After a beautiful and nostalgic tour through American Parlour Songs, James once again made a stunning costume change, and reemerged, to the delight of the audience, as…

Jim Gentry as “Big Susan”

“Big Susan” singing William Balcom’s “Lime Jello.”

And what a rendition it was! Those who missed it have much to regret!


After the concert we were all treated to Pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Pie for all!

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