Biedenharn Opens a Page of the Great American Songbook
The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens is hosting the Great American Songbook in concert Saturday, November 4th at 7 p.m. The concert will feature Cory Trahan, Lisa Lee Phifer, and Richard Seiler, a local trio of ten years.
This Saturday's concert will be held to honor Tommy Usrey's retirement as President of the Northeast Louisiana's Arts Council. The trio will be performing some of their favorite American classics from Broadway and jazz to pop repertoire.
The Biedenharn House was opened to the public by Emy-Lou Biedenharn, a traveling opera singer and daughter of Joe Biedenharn, the first bottler of coke. Executive director of the Biedenharn, Ralph Calhoun, says that, "in our founding documents it says very clearly she (Emy-Lou) wanted her home to be used for 'intimate musical occasions', and this event really is." Ralph believes that hosting the Great American Songbook is right in line with Emy-Lou's wishes.
Tickets for the event are on sale now. For more information call 318-387-5281.