Cadbury Commons Concert
The concert at Cadbury Commons in Cambridge, titled Ghost Tones, went well, with residents and a number of outside guests and fans packing the assisted living facility’s courtyard.
The show was divided into two parts. The first, a tribute to the composer R.B. Lynch, included Lynch’s “Christmas Cheer” and “Love Lament,” Chris Connor’s “Driftwood,” Knife’s “Nightcrawler,” and Ran’s “Memphis.”
The evening’s second half, highlighting the music of film noir, included music from the films Dr. Mabuse and Laura, Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” and “Love for Sale,” George Russell’s “Ezzthetic,” and Ran’s “The Short Life of Barbara Monk.”
For the finale, the group performed “The Band Played On.” The song, also known as “Casey Would Waltz with a Strawberry Blonde,” was featured in Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train. Many audience members recognized the tune and joined in a rousing singalong.
Said Susan Burgess, Director of Community Outreach, who organized the show: “It was a delightful moment and even greater fun in contrast to the darker noir elements.”
An additional highlight for Ran was seeing several family friends, including a woman who babysat for sister who he hadn’t seen in more than 60 years.
The concert was the last in a series of four shows in August at Cadbury Commons.