An American Composer Series Special Event!

 

Wenhelm Productions American Composer Series

proudly presents a very special tribute to our founder

The Music of Earl Wentz 

with lyrics by

Terry Gardner, Ellen Kelly, Karlton Parris, Fay Simpson,
Liam Torres, Stephanie Foster-Virtue & Earl Wentz

includes songs from the shows 
"Paul Revere," "Mall," 
"The Marital Bliss of Francis and Maxine" 
and others!


The Performers:

Laura Leigh Davidson

Jena Necrason

Sheryl Fields Fay Simpson
Barbara MacArthur Liam Torres
Joyce Moody William Watkins

 Earl Wentz, pianist     

(Click here or on "The Company" link 
for bios and pictures of the performers and lyricists.)


Two Performances Only!

Sunday, November 12, 2006 at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 3:30 p.m.

343 W. 46th Street (Restaurant Row), New York4

2 drink minimum / $12 cover / 
Half-cover for MAC and Performing Unions (with card)
Cash only.

Reservations:  (212) 757-0788 (after 4:00 p.m. any day)

 

What Audience Members Are Saying About 
The Music of Earl Wentz

Thank you for the absolutely lovely, lovely program.  It was rich and full and beautiful.  Your lyrics were just lovely.  And your music has such variety: humor and heart and melody.  It was just unforgettable.

J. Brolin

New City, NY

Congratulations on this afternoon!!!  
It was a ball!  

I was in the back of the room and 
boy what a crowd, my dear!!!

Leslie Orofino
New York, NY

 



 

Your music is marvelous!!!!

B. Cramer, NYC

 

 

 

 

 

Earl Wentz began his professional career at the age of 12 and his performances—in every medium—have taken him to 48 states.  He has worked as pianist, organist, actor, singer, director, conductor, arranger, composer, and teacher.  

 

Earl’s credits include guest appearances with the Nashville, Charleston, Glenn Miller, and Jan Garber Orchestras and at such varied venues as the Fontainbleau Hotel in Miami, the Greenbrier, and the United Nations.  He has been featured on college lyceum programs and community concert series from coast to coast.   

 

Earl received his education at Wingate University, Queens College, the University of North Carolina, and through extensive private studies.  Currently he coaches and teaches vocal technique privately.

 

Earl Wentz’s compositions—which number in the hundreds — include choral works, instrumental and vocal solos and ensemble pieces, two ballets, and the one-act opera: A Minuet, with a libretto by Louis M. Parker.  

 

His Requiem, a one-hour work for 4 soloists, full chorus and orchestra, drew the following comment from the opera star, Teresa Stratas:  "God bless you.  I loved it!  It is a wonderful work.  You have a tremendous gift."

 

 

For information on 
a newly-released CD by Earl Wentz, 
click here.

 


 

 

Photos from The Music of Earl Wentz,
an American Composer Series special event,
at New York's Don't Tell Mama

 

Earl Wentz with long-time friends Norma and Dick Frank after the show.

 (Norma is the former Norma Moore of film and television.) 

The Franks made a special trip from North Carolina just to see the show.

 

Earl, Joyce Moody and
Jena Necrason rehearse a number from Mall.

 

Part of the
Paul Revere
company greeted by lyricist Terry Gardner (center). 

From left to right:
Laura Leigh Davidson,
Joyce Moody,
Terry Gardner,
Earl Wentz,
William Watkins,
Liam Torres.

 

Sheryl Fields as "Tillie"
in the segment from
The Marital Bliss of 
Francis and Maxine.

 

William Watkins,
Jena Necrason,
Joyce Moody, and Laura Leigh Davidson sing "Passing By," the finale from Mall.

More photos coming soon!  Please visit again.