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Notes From The EdgeNotes From The Edge

Ford Amphitheatre Hollywood, CA
Sunday June 15, 2008

"Notes from the Edge" is a classical-pop crossover concert of arrangements by Mark Governor for string quartet and vocals of songs by such artists as Radiohead, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Joni Mitchell, The Killers, and many more. With stunning arrangements, world-class musicianship and the haunting and sultry vocals of songstress Kathy Fisher, "Notes from the Edge" explores the relationship between pop and serious music performance and emboldens audiences to expand their knowledge of styles of music and ensembles through a captivating and exhilarating concert experience. With soul, style and wit, the concert and CD take audiences on a journey through the wilds of pop, alternative and new concert music reinterpreting songs in ways unexpected and sublime.

LearnAboutWine will be hosting a VIP Wine Tasting event prior to the concert from 6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. on the Edison Plaza of the Ford Amphitheatre. Learn About Wine offers wine tasting classes, events, and tours around Los Angeles and has partnered with Citysound Music to make “Notes From The Edge” a classically elegant evening.

Songs on the NOTES FROM THE EDGE Album include:

No Surprises (Radiohead)
Mr. Brightside (The Killers)
Hide and Seek (Imogen Heap)
Hidden Place (Bjork)
Blue (Joni Mitchell)
Digging In The Dirt (Peter Gabriel)
Hey You (Pink Floyd)
(What's So Funny Bout) Peace Love & Understanding (Elvis Costello / Nick Lowe)
Under Pressure (David Bowie / Queen)
Take It With Me (Tom Waits)

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Notes From The Edge
Dina Douglass / Andrena Photography

Notes From The Edge
Dina Douglass / Andrena Photography

  Mark GovernorMark Governor is a renowned film and TV composer and songwriter, with music in 20 feature films and over 150 TV shows, collaborating with artists like Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop, and Ringo Starr. His rock musical “The Scarlet Letter” has had sell-out 8-10 week runs at 250 -500 seat venues in Los Angeles, Boston and Berlin and his Latin-themed “Possession: The Legend of El Rojo” is slated for productions in LA and Europe in 2008. Mark studied with renowned American composer Aaron Copland, and in the classical world, concert versions of his suite “On the Occasion of Falling Rain” have been performed by ensembles in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Phoenix and Boston.

Kathy FisherVocalist Kathy Fisher, and her band, Fisher, were signed to Universal Records after garnering 3 million downloads of their single “I Will Love You” on MP3.com. With that release and her two independent releases Fisher has sold 200,000 albums to date. Fisher toured with Duncan Sheik and David Gray and rose to the Top 10 callout lists at a number of radio stations. They were profiled in Time, Entertainment Weekly, and the Los Angeles Times as vanguards of the digital music revolution. Their television performances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Regis and Kelly. Fisher has performed in 500-600 seat venues such as Slims in San Francisco, the Belly Up in San Diego, the Village Underground in New York City and the Paradise in Boston. As an opening act, Fisher has performed in 2000 seat venues like the House of Blues in New Orleans, the Backyard in Austin, Texas and large outdoor concerts of over 30,000 in attendance at the Half Shell in Boston, and Cox Arena in San Diego. Fisher secured a spot on the second Lilith Fair tour, taking the spotlight on the last night as soloist on "What's Goin' On" in front of a choir that included Sarah MacLachlan, Sinead O'Connor, Liz Phair, and the Indigo Girls.

The quartet for this event is an all-star group who has recorded with Governor and Fisher both in recording and live settings:

Peggy BaldwinQuartet leader and cellist Peggy Baldwin has worked with a wide spectrum of artists, ranging from Dionne Warwick, Henry Mancini and Yanni to ELO, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder and Brian Wilson. She has had the privilege of appearing on several T.V. shows, some of which include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Osborne, The Dick Clark New Year's Eve Countdown, VH1 Storytellers and American Idol. She also has performed on many albums, including those of Kiss, Maroon 5 and George Harrison.

Los Angeles based session violinist Kathleen Robertson has a talent that remains both elegantly refined and vulnerably raw. She is known for her versatility of style and is at home in a number of musical genres including rock, pop, bluegrass, celtic, baroque, jazz, and classical. Currently the concertmaster for the Hollywood production of Wicked at the Pantages Theater, she has also performed on hundreds of critically acclaimed recordings for such artists as Aerosmith, Joss Stone, Paula Cole, Madonna, Charlie Haden, Burt Bacharach, Maria McKee, as well as the late Ray Charles and Barry White. Her credits include numerous recordings for TV and Film that span over the last 20 years. Kathleen’s live performances are renowned for their soulful, intellectual, and rhythmic intensity. She has shared the stage with Sting, Michael McDonald, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Carly Simon, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, B.B King, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart, and has appeared on national The Quartettelevision programs such as “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, “Good Morning America,” and “American Idol.” Through it all, Kathleen’s performances bring a musical honesty and integrity to her audience that is apparent in whatever style she plays.

Controversial violist Tom Tally has used his classical training to turn the symphonic world on it's head by encouraging string players to embrace rock guitar solos as a normal part of repertoire and classical training and is well known for his string quartet arrangements of Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Eric Clapton, and the White Stripes in addition to being an in-demand studio musician and orchestral performer. He has produced, composed, and arranged numerous instrumental originals and tributes to his favorite artists ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Panic at the Disco. As a recording artist he performed on countless hit records for Stevie Wonder, Keb 'Mo, Willie Nelson, Kanye West, Counting Crows, Leonard Cohen, Brandy, Michael Jackson, Rosey, Aaron Neville, Roy Orbison, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, Elton John and many more.

Second violinist Alwyn Wright holds violin positions in the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, and Santa Monica Symphony. She has performed with Pacific Symphony and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra amongst other ensembles, and has toured Europe and Asia as both a soloist and a chamber musician.  Wright has performed with such artists as Ray Charles, Rod Stewart, Patti La Belle, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, John Williams, Christina Aguillera, Kelly Clarkson, Luciano Pavarotti, Bryan Adams, Mandy Moore, Yo Yo Ma, John Williams, and many others. 

All the members of the quartet have worked with Mark Governor on dozens of film and TV scores.

Citysound also works with community youth and amateur ensembles to develop deeper understanding and enthusiasm for contemporary classical music ensembles. "Notes from the Edge" is a collaboration between acclaimed film composer / songwriter Mark Governor, vocalist Kathy Fisher and cellist Peggy Baldwin leading an all-star string quartet. "Notes from the Edge" makes its official premiere at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood, CA on June 15, 2008.

The John Anson Ford Theatre is a regional park of the County of Los Angeles devoted to the presentation of the performing arts and operated by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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