155 Varick St
Join us for a special evening of the music of Pete Seeger led by Mark Stewart as musical director and very special guests who will be announced shortly. $2 per tickets plus all net proceeds from the special commemorative wine for the evening will go to Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc.
About Mark Stewart
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, song leader, composer and instrument designer Mark Stewart has been heard around the world performing old and new music. Since 1998 he has performed, recorded, toured and been Musical Director with Paul Simon. A founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the comic duo Polygraph Lounge with keyboard & theremin wizard Rob Schwimmer, Mark has also worked with Steve Reich, Sting, Anthony Braxton, Bob Dylan, Wynton Marsalis, Meredith Monk, Stevie Wonder, Phillip Glass, Iva Bittova, Bruce Springsteen, Terry Riley, Ornette Coleman, Edie Brickell, Don Byron, Joan Baez, Hugh Masakela, Paul McCartney, Cecil Taylor, Bill Frisell, Jimmy Cliff, Charles Wourinen, the Everly Brothers, Steve Gadd, Fred Frith, Alison Krauss, David Krakauer, Bobby McFerrin, David Byrne, James Taylor, The Roches, Aaron Neville, Bette Midler, and Marc Ribot. He has worked extensively with composer Elliot Goldenthal on music for the films Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Across the Universe, Titus, The Butcher Boy, The Good Thief, In Dreams and Heat, often playing instruments of his own design and construction. He has designed instruments for Julie Taymor’s Midsummer Nights Dream & Theater For A New Audience’s production of King Lear and is the inventor of the WhirlyCopter, a bicycle-powered Pythagorean choir of singing tubes and the Big Boing, a 24 ft. sonic banquet table Mbira that seats 30 children playing 490 found objects. He is the Artistic Director of Rebecca Weller’s hootenanny/happening project Guitar Mash/Urban Campfire and he has been a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music & is a Visiting Lecturer in musical instrument design at MIT. Mark is the curator at MASS MoCA of the immersive Gunnar Schonbeck exhibit of musical instruments. He can be heard on Blue Note, Warner Bros., Sony, Sony Classical, Point/Polygram, Nonesuch, Label Bleu, Resonance Magnetique, Cantaloupe and CRI recordings. When not on the road he divides his time between Brooklyn, NY & North Adams, MA making his living playing and writing popular music, semi-popular music and unpopular music, and designing instruments that everyone can play.
6:00 DOORS // 8:00 SHOW // $32 – $125 // ALL AGES