Elvis Costello with The Metropole Orkest conducted by Vince Mendoza featuring Steve Nieve
Elvis Costello (vocals); Jos Beeren (clarinet, sax); Leo Janssen, Marc Scholten, Max Boeree, Paul van de Feen (sax, clarinet); Aimee Versloot, Iris Schut, Julia Jowett, Mieke Honingh, Norman Jansen (alto violin); Annie Tangberg, Bastiaan van der Werf, Olof Groesz, Wim Grin (cello); Vince Mendoza (conductor); Joke Schonewille (harp); Arlia de Ruiter, David Peijnenborgh, Denis Koenders, Elisabeth Liefkes-Cats, Erica Korthals Altes, Erik Kromhout, Erna Sommer, Herman van Haaren, Linda Dumessie, Marianne van den Heuvel, Ruben Margarita, Sarah Koch, Seija Teeuwen, Simone Vierstra, Wim Kok (violin); Janine Abbas, Mariel van den Bos (flute); Willem Luijt (hobo); Henk Heijink, Jan Hollander, Ruud Breuls, Wim Both (trumpet); Bart van Lier, Jan Elsink, Jan Oosthof, Martin van den Berg (trombone); Hans van der Zanden, Roel Koster (horn); Peter Tiehuis (guitar); Steve Nieve (piano); Aram Kersbergen, Arend Liefkes, Erik Winkelmann, Jasper Soffers (bass); Martijn Vink (drums); Eddy Koopman, Murk Jiskoot; Annemieke Menkovic, David Rothschild, Duplikaat Jeff Hooper, Jim MacNeeley, Stephen Hart.
Fri 9 July 2004 20:30 - 21:30 PWA Hall
Icon Elvis Costello is considered to be one of the pathfinders of the new-wave movement of the seventies. With his debut album My Aim is True, with the hit ballad Alison, he made an immediate impression. He was appreciated for his gift for writing catchy songs, the social awareness of his lyrics, his cheeky and cynical attitude and his enormous ambition. Costello recorded a lot of albums – solo or with his band the Attractions – featuring acerbic words about politics, advancing fascism, the shallowness of the fashion world or more personal and private subjects as jealousy, revenge and guilt. He collaborated with the Brodsky Quartet, Burt Bacharach and the mezzo soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. On his latest, modest album North – with modern day jazz greats like Lee Konitz, Conrad Herwig and Peter Erskine – he offers his soul on a silver platter. The cooperation with the Metropole Orkest (ánd Costello’s regular pianist Steve Nieve) has been on Costello’s mind for a long time. He has been following the orchestra for some time and is looking forward to the special arrangements.