PITTSFIELD, MA – The dynamic Berkshire duo is back with the sequel to last year’s A Night at the Oscars – by popular demand. Stepping out with Oscar-winning and nominated songs from movies, past and present, Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay offer a pre-Oscar celebration of song on Saturday, March 3rd at the American Legion, Post 68 in Pittsfield. The pair will be joined by the popular Eileen Markland on violin and Michael Gillespie on woodwinds with special guest vocalist, Karen Cellini.
The category for “Best Original Song” was introduced to the Academy Awards in 1934. Sam and Ron will guide you down memory lane of award winners through the years. Beloved movies engrained in your memory and other, more fleeting, selections from composers ranging from Jerome Kern and Henry Mancini to Stevie Wonder and Barbra Streisand. How many will you remember? Test your movie knowledge in this fun evening of great music, leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night.
The American Legion, Post 68 is located at 41 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield. Tickets are $20.00 which includes post-show sweets. Show begins at 7:30pm, Doors open at 6:45pm. A full bar will be available for purchase. Reservations can be made by calling 413-212-4459 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Talora & Ramsay, please visit www.samandron.com. Produced by RER Pro Music.
Talora & Ramsay’s eclectic music series, spanning a wide array of genres, has delighted audiences with special programs such as “A Sondheim Trilogy, Parts I, II & III,” Affairs of the Heart and The Chairman. These, along with their popular holiday programs for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas (and more), have quickly become the ideal destination for a romantic date night, or a fun night with family and friends. Catch them this summer for their third season with the Berkshire Scenic Railway on Saturday Night Cabaret Trains, running from June to September. More details can be found at www.hoosacvalleytrainride.com. With passionate performances, and witty storytelling, this pair will make you laugh and cry and always leave you wanting more!
Ron Ramsay attended the High School for the Performing Arts in Dallas Texas and the Manhattan School of Music in NYC, making NYC his home. Classically trained, Ron crossed over to the Broadway and Cabaret scene in NYC. His cabaret nightclub acts have sold out such rooms as the Algonquin, Feinstein’s, Town Hall, Lincoln Center’s Rose Room and Judy’s Chelsea as well as venues in such locales as London, Paris and Mykonos. The New York Post raves of past performances “unusually well stocked and thoughtful, high quality songs …always a sublime Songbook”. Backstage and Theatermania.com “one of the most well rounded and extraordinary shows in recent memory”. Ron is also currently the Director of Music Programs at St. Ann’s Church in Lenox, MA.