On Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Westlake Porter Library, Ann Gilbert presents “Bass Extravaganza”. Gilbert’s resume, which resembles a “Who’s Who” of bass studies, performance and teaching from the highest regarded classical levels to pop celebrities, will present a unique program that explores different ways in which the bass can soar.
Gilbert urges all to come with open ears and minds as she serenades her audience on a carbon fiber bass, an upright electric Gel Bass and a modern Italian string bass. She will bring several friends, including two Suzuki bass students (5 & 7 years old), a jazz trio, and an all carbon fiber instrument string quartet.
As well as playing principal bass with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Akron Symphony, Blue Water Chamber Orchestra and being a member of Firelands Symphony Orchestra, Gilbert also teaches Suzuki and traditional bass for the Cleveland Music School Settlement. She has played with orchestras backing up Kenny Rogers, Scott Hamilton, Kenny Loggins, Roger Daltry, Luciano Pavarotti, Jewel, Dennis DeYoung, the Three Tenors, and the Moody Blues.
“Bass Extravaganza” is presented to the community without charge by the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council. Westlake Porter Library is at 27333 Center Ridge Road.