November 2007 - Frank Sinatra Jr., Seth MacFarlane, Fox Broadcasting celebrates the 100th episode of Family Guy, Big Shots on ABC-TV, Dennis McNeil concert, Veterans Day Weekend Concerts with Riverside Phil, Arlen & Bennett, more
Full Concert Saturday Evening, November 10, 2007 8:00 P.M. Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Special Family Concert: Sunday Afternoon, November 11, 2007 3:00 P.M. Riverside Municipal Auditorium Concert is Sponsored by the City of Riverside and the County of Riverside. Open to the Public at no charge.
John Sawoski will play keyboards at Disneyland's 52nd Annual Candlelight Concert December 1 and 2, 2007, along with the orchestra, 650-voice choir, fanfare trumpeters, handbell choirs, and various soloists.
NEWS UPDATE - November 2007 John Sawoski accompanies Frank Sinatra Junior, Seth MacFarlane, and Johnny Crawford, as Fox Broadcasting celebrates the 100th episode of Family Guy John Sawoski joined the Johnny Crawford orchestra (expanded with a large string section), to accompany Seth MacFarlane (creator, producer and the voice of Stewie Griffin on Family Guy) at the show's 100th episode party, held Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at Social Hollywood. The orchestra played many of the orchestrations originally arranged by Nelson Riddle for Frank Sinatra. At the rehearsal, Frank Sinatra, Jr. conducted and sang several of the songs and told a few stories about his father. Although Frank Sinatra, Jr. has sung on Family Guy, at the party he had Seth sing his numbers with the orchestra, conducted by Walter Murphy, Family Guy's composer. Also singing that evening was orchestra leader Johnny Crawford, who was also one of the original Mouseketeers.
Dennis McNeil entertained five United States presidents. He wowed crowds at the Los Angeles Opera, the Met and the New York City Opera. He is equally at home on the Broadway stage as he is performing with Bruce Hornsby and the Grateful Dead in front of 14,000 fans at the Further Festival. Now, in a rare public performance, he will sing for the South Bay.
A Peninsula native, a student at Miraleste High School, a graduate of Loyola High School, Dennis McNeil will be gracing the Marymount College Auditorium stage on Friday, October 26 as the college continues a celebration of its 75th birthday.
Called the “quintessential classical crossover singer”, Dennis will entertain the audience with an eclectic program of pop standards, Broadway hits and songs straight from the streets of Italy.
An award-winning tenor, McNeil has also been lauded by the entertainment press. London Times praised Dennis’ “… ease and warmth of voice…gorgeously swooning and heat drunk.”
John Sawoski recently worked on the shooting of an episode of the ABC television drama Big Shots, where he appeared on camera as a pianist in a band, which also included saxophonist Rick Keller, drummer Dave Derge, bassist Kirk Smith, and guitarist Rick Fleishman. Contracted by Visual Music.
John Sawoski plays keyboards for Avenue Q at Ahmanson Theatre
Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical! A hilarious show full of heart and hummable tunes, AVENUE Q is about trying to make it in NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account.
John Sawoski played for performances of the tour during its first Los Angeles run, during September and October of 2007.
John Sawoski played Aaron Copland's Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra with harp and piano and other pieces in concert with Riverside County Philharmonic Oct. 6 and 7. The Riverside Press-Enterprise said:
"Among the other highlights of the evening were fine solo sections... a magical moment in "Lieutenant Kije" when the orchestra sounded like a music box led by keyboardist John Sawoski on celesta" - Riverside Press-Enterprise
I Believe in Love (John Sawoski, pianist/keyboardist) CD CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT, BUT INDIVIDUAL TRACKS ARE AVAILABLE by clicking here.
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1. Sweet 2:27
(John Sawoski—Inner Pulse Entertainment and Million Oaks Music, ASCAP)
from the film “Day of Atonement” 2. Theme from The Accidental Tourist 3:24
(John Williams—Warner Brothers Music, BMI)
3. The Morning Light 2:11
(John Sawoski—Million Oaks Music, ASCAP)
4. Piano Concerto, Mvt. 2 5:45
(Edvard Grieg) 5. Pretty Women 1:44
(Stephen Sondheim—Rilting Music, ASCAP)
from “Sweeney Todd”
6. Intermezzo from Carmen 2:38
(Georges Bizet) 7. Theme from Le Professionel 2:56
(Ennio Morricone—S.I.A.E. Direzione Generale, ASCAP) 8. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring3:13
(J.S. Bach) 9. Meditation (from the opera Thais ) 4:19
10. Inspector Clouseau Theme 1:52
(Henry Mancini—Northridge Music, Universal-MCA Music, EMI U Catalog, ASCAP)
from The Pink Panther 11. Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don't Leave Me) 2:28 (Jacques Brel— WB Music, ASCAP) 12. I Believe In Love2:42
(Loggins, Bergman, and Bergman - First Artists Music Co.- WB Music, ASCAP)
John Sawoski recorded and edited an album of classical flute and piano pieces with flutist Peter Sheridan, including Sonatine by Claude Arrieu, Sonatina by Matthias, the Faure Fantasis, and a special Sawoski arrangement of one Chopin variation. The album is called Flute Colors, and should be released soon. To hear free audio samples from the sessions, please click: http://www.lowflutes.com/music.html