In celebration of Joni Mitchell's 75th birthday, the fiftieth anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, and in continuation of her ongoing seven-year exploration of the music of Joni Mitchell, New York pianist and vocalist Hannah Reimann presents a feature-length concert performance of Mitchell's work entitled Both Sides Now, running April 22 to May 4 as part of Fort Green, Brooklyn's Irondale Center On Women festival.
Both Sides Now features Reimann as lead vocalist, lead pianist and performing dulcimer with guest instrumentalist Michele Temple taking on guitar and backing vocals. Expanding on Reimann’s previous shows and multiple collaborations with Temple, the duo will present a program focused on Mitchell's 1966 to 1974 catalog that will include over a dozen classic singles, including "Woodstock," "Big Yellow Taxi," "River," "Rainy Night House," "A Case of You," "Court and Spark," "California," "Blue," and - of course - "Both Sides Now".
Music directed by longtime collaborator Austin Pendleton (recently seen in Broadway’s Choir Boy) and informed by the writing of David Yaffe (bestselling author of Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell, who has recanted his own first-hand stories about Mitchell at Reimann's past performances), Reimann's Both Sides Now will present a moving retrospective of Mitchell's early work.
Reimann says, “Audience reactions have been surprisingly moving to me. Some listeners come to tell me that hearing us perform these songs makes them feel better, others request particular songs that they love and feel very strongly that they need to hear. I took on this project for my own healing and found that I could also help others. The healing power of music resounds in Joni Mitchell’s music; player and listener alike benefit, a gift that I will never take for granted.”
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