Song Room Tribute concert to Tom Cone at Pyatt Hall
The late librettist and cultural sparkplug Tom Cone had a big impact on his adopted city, especially through the Song Room salons that he hosted with his wife, Karen Matthews, and Music on Main’s David Pay. That his impact is still being felt is obvious from this weekend’s Song Room Tribute concert, hosted by the ever-remarkable Standing Wave chamber ensemble. True to the original series’ intent, the Pyatt Hall show on Sunday (October 27) will feature a diverse cast of guests, including songwriter Veda Hille, improv guitarist Ron Samworth, and soprano Robyn Driedger-Klassen. And in addition to a Song Room Suite of new material, the event will also feature the debut of a text/sound collaboration between composer Kati Agócs and poet Christian Bök, along with the return of classic scores from Frederic Rzewski and Bradshaw Pack.