Port Washington resident Jeremy Geller will take center stage Friday at the Dolphin Bookshop Café to perform his cabaret, “Songs I Love to Sing.”
Geller will be joined by friends and Port Washington natives Caroline Pickering and Heather Foye, who will sing duets and solos. Musical direction is provided by Jonny Schechner who also will accompany on piano, with Matt Brown collaborating on guitar.
Port Washington classical music and theater aficionados will remember Geller from performances in Port Washington productions of "The Pajama Game" and "Godspell" as well as recitals at Schreiber High School, St. Stephens Church, and Port Washington Public Library. Although his training has been primarily, but not exclusively, classical, Geller said he his Dolphin performance will showcase the range of his talents.
“I’m looking forward to sharing with the audience all the types of music I love to sing from art song to jazz to opera to musical theater to folk and children’s songs,” he said.
“I’m so excited to sing in Port Washington with so much home grown talent," he added. "I went to high school here and have so many friends here and call [Port Washington] my home.”
Geller’s resume boasts performance credits that have taken him to some of the most prestigious performance venues in the country including performances at Carnegie Hall, The Koussevitzky Music Shed (with John Williams and the Boston Pops), Avery Fischer Hall, and The Minskoff Theatre on Broadway.
Geller’s performance will bring more of a cabaret feel to the Dolphin Café, “whereas in the past performances at Dolphin have been more of an open space, I’m excited to transform the venue into a more intimate cabaret space…So often I’m used to singing on the opera or concert stage where the audience can be so far away from me I almost forget they’re there. I am working to bring a real intimacy to my performance.”
The performance begins promptly at 7:00 pm and will last about two hours, including an intermission.
“I’m so excited about what I’m singing," Geller said. "Please join us.”
With special thanks to Jonny Schechner.