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SOLD OUT | Linda Purl
November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm MSTFree
Songs on life and love
Music Director Tedd Firth
(Doors open at 7:30 PM. Concert begins at 8PM)
* This is a private event to raise funds in support of merit based scholarships at the Conservatory. No fee to attend
Complimentary wine will be available.
LINDA PURL: Currently: Recurring role on the new Hulu television series: The High Life. Recent recurring tv roles: Oath with Sean Bean; Homeland, (Elizabeth Gaines); True Blood, (Barbara Pelt); The Office, (Helene Beasley). Designated Survivor, Code Black. She has starred in over 45 made-for-TV movies, and is especially known for Charlene Matlock, Matlock and Ashley Pfister, Fonzie’s fiancée, Happy Days. Broadway: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Getting and Spending. Off-Broadway: The Baby Dance. Regionally (partial listing) at such theatres as Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Santa Fe Opera, Cleveland Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Laguna Playhouse, The Lensic Santa Fe, Berkeley Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival (six seasons); Theatre Princesse Grace, Monaco; Imperial Theatre, Tokyo, Japan. Partial film: Bender, Mighty Joe Young, The Walking Major; Leo and Loree; Sundays. Upcoming: Ties That Bind; Swing Time Born in Connecticut, Purl grew up in Japan, becoming the only foreigner to have trained at the Toho Geino Academy. Her studies continued at Neighborhood Playhouse and Lee Strasberg Institute. She was Founding Director of the California International Theatre Festival. Purl currently tours with The Year of Magical Thinking as well as her solo concerts. Solo albums under the Musical Direction of Tedd Firth are Midnight Caravan and Up Jumped Spring. Past concert venue appearances include Catalina Jazz Club in LA, Feinstein’s Studio 54, Naples Philharmonic, Crazy Coqs in London, Club Raye in Paris and Satin Doll in Tokyo. www.lindapurl.com
TED FIRTH is a New York City based musical director, pianist and arranger. As musical director and accompanist he has worked with Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein, Maureen McGovern, Marilyn Maye, Elaine Paige, Tom Wopat, Leslie Uggams, Joshua Bell, Tony DeSare, Linda Lavin, Christine Ebersole, Lucie Arnaz, Lee Ann Womack, Faith Prince, John Schneider, Melissa Errico, Karen Akers, Mary Cleere Haran, Margaret Whiting, Carol Sloane and of course, Linda Purl. Among the jazz musicians he has performed or recorded with are John Pizzarelli, Houston Person, Frank Wess, Mark Whitfield, Red Holloway, Benny Golson and Joe Morello. Recent highlights include being the musical director for the reunion of the original Broadway cast of “Into The Woods” at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts in Costa Mesa, CA as well as serving as musical director for Michael Feinstein’s “Jazz and Popular Song” concert series at Jazz at Lincoln Center. New York appearances include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Birdland, the Iridium, the Algonquin, the Cafe Carlyle and Feinstein’s at the Regency. Numerous national appearances include a performance at the White House. As an arranger and orchestrator, Tedd’s work has been performed by all major American symphony orchestras as well as Liza Minnelli. In 2013, Tedd was commissioned by the New York Pops to create new orchestrations for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” which has had numerous performances across the country in subsequent years. Television appearances include “The Today Show,” “Live From Lincoln Center” and “All My Children.”