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Phil Klein's One-Person Musical Shows

Sammy award-winning pianist, Phil Klein, boasts a repertoire in excess of 2,000 songs.  Not only is he able to play and sing the songs, he possesses an encyclopedic store of anecdotal information relating to the sings:  their origins, their composers and lyricists.  This enables him to present up to fifty programs, each varying in content, relating to different years, decades and eras.  The shows also touch on various items of historical significance which were concurrent with the music.

Audiences are delighted by the informality of the shows; their humor and fascinating tales about the music - OURMUSIC - so dear to their hearts!  Singing and playing the songs, Phil invites audience participation: comments, questions, requests and sing-alongs.

Phil Klein's OURMUSIC shows have been presented in many places including Florida, Ontario and throughout the Northeastern states.  The programs are particularly appropriate for:

  • Performing Arts Centers
  • Libraries
  • Museums and Galleries
  • General Entertainment

Among the many venues in which Phil has presented shows are:

  • The John H. Mulroy Civic Center; Syracuse, New York
  • The Earlville Opera House
  • The Lower Makefield (Pennsylvania) Performing Arts Society
  • The Oneida Public Library
  • The Bruce Museum; Greenwich, Connecticut
     

Reaction to Phil Klein's programs

"... I must say in all honesty that what really made your program special (along with your sense of humor), is your unique ability, through your love for this music to communicate with people.  They seemed to be smiling from the start of your program to the end.  Your keyboard playing was a delight."
  MARY BORKOVITZ, Executive Director
Lower Makefield Society for the Performing Arts
  
"Phil Klein's talents are multi-faceted.  He is a superb pianist, entertainer and storyteller.  With his free-flowing and spontaneous style, he is one of the funniest and most engaging storytellers I've ever encountered."
 
  DAN WARD, Program Director
Cultural Resources Council; Syracuse, N.Y.
  
"A 'sing-a-long' fest, a nostalgic trip to another time, and a magical afternoon are all very inadequate words used to describe your appearance at the Oneida Public Library this past Sunday.
   The Oneida Public Library has dedicated this February to recapturing the 1920's in art, literature and music. NO ONE recreated the era like you.  From 1920-1930 you highlighted all the familiar and loved songs from each year and your audience was with you every step of the way.
   Several members of the audience remarked later that 'it was one of the most wonderful shows they had ever seen' and 'could we please have him back again and again?'
   As Director of the Oneida Library, I couldn't agree more.  It was a marvelous show and I will, if you graciously agree, ask you again and again."

 
  CAROLYN GERAKOPOULOS, Director
Oneida Public Library; Oneida, N.Y.


"The people of Conners Mobile Home Park declare that we can hardly contain ourselves, over the musical program that Phil Klein recently presented to us. This is entertainment in its finest form: the talent, the music that this man has had everybody singing and tapping their feet. Here is a person who can and does make everyone get into the swing of things, as he plays music from every era for every age.",

BERNADETTE PROZZO, ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR


"I don't remember the last time that we had such an entertaining evening. Your music and knowledge of the keyboard impressed us very much, as did your being able to play all of the requests"

BETTY CRICHTON, SOCIAL DIRECTOR, WINTER PARADISE


"You captivated our audience with your musicianship! I have never seen such enthusiasm from our residents!"

MARGARET F. KLEINER, SOCIAL DIRECTOR, LARGO MOBILE HOME PARK


"I would like to thank you on behalf of the Friends of the Largo Library and the attending audience for one "SUPER" program presented here. I have never heard so overwhelming an enthusiasm for any other friends presentation in the past years. We all enjoyed your entertainment tremendously"

JACK McGRAIL, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, LARGO LIBRARY"


"Phil, we surely want to thank you so very, very much for your evening of entertainment. It was just great. We had so many compliments on our program and so many, many people have spoken to me, wanting to know if we could have you back again. Most everyone felt it was the best program we have ever had here. Isn't that great?"

CATHY SANTA, ASSISTANT, CITY OF LARGO RECREATION DEPARTMENT


From one of many librarians:

"The Oneida Public Library dedicated this February to recapturing the 1920's in art, literature and music. NO ONE recreated the era like you. From 1920-1930 you highlighted all the familiar and loved songs from each year and your audience was with you every step of the way. Several members of the audience remarked later that 'it was one of the most wonderful shows they had ever seen' and 'could we please have him back again and again?' As Director of the Oneida Library, I couldn't agree more!"

CAROLYN GERAKOPOULOS, ONEIDA PUBLIC LIBRARY, ONEIDA, N.Y.


From a Syracuse Cultural Resources Council Program Director:

"Phil Klein's talents are multi-faceted. He is a superb pianist, entertainer and storyteller. With his free-flowing and spontaneous style, he is one of the funniest and most engaging storytellers I've ever encountered"

DAN WARD


FROM THE SKANEATELES PRESS (by EDITOR ELLEN LEAHY:)

"Klein is an original hipster, a player and a storyteller. He is a man who has lived and breathed music as a composer, songwriter and arranger. He can mix with any age, but is certainly at home with people who grew up with what he calls OURMUSIC. He played everything from "Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze" to "Satin Doll" and in between he had the audience laughing."


From a very recent engagement:

"Phil Klein is not only a very talented musician, he is the complete entertainer. Phil establishes an immediate rapport with people, engaging them individually as well as collectively. Audiences stay involved because of his very personable delivery, plus his store of knowledge and a repertoire that includes over 2,000 songs."

TOM YACOVELLA, PRESIDENT, MASONIC HOME KIDS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

  


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