Melissa Errico: OUT OF THE DARK, The Film Noir Project
May 11, 2022
(featuring music from her new album)
A one-night-only encore! The sound of a lonely saxophone, the melancholy patter of midnight rain, the velvet black of a city at night… and one perfect lonely chanteuse in a strapless gown… there’s one word for it: Noir. Its music is essential to the Noir mystique, in vibrating circles of moody inspiration. Now, Melissa Errico, building on the triumph of her 2020 New York concert series devoted to “Mystery and Desire,” offers Feinstein’s/54 Below another unique & intriguing program — one of Noir songs, ranging from forties movie music (David Raksin’s “Laura”) to contemporary extensions of the sensibility, with new songs by Patricia Barber and David Shire. Noir is a French conception, too, and so Out of The Dark looks to songs in French by Barbra, a world premiere song by Michel Legrand; and even a bilingual lament by Adam Gopnik and the late Peter Foley, a beloved friend of Melissa’s. Also: “The Man That Got Away,” “Blame It On My Youth,” and a playful Harry Warren gem “Checkin’ My Heart.”
Celebrate May with Melissa and the sexy, swinging music of voluptuous fatalism and doomed love, of smoky nightclubs and lonely hotel rooms, passion as crime and crime as passion— a sound that came to life in American movies of the forties and has been passed on to the world since as a permanent emotional field.
With her trademark wit, Errico is tonight’s femme fatale, as much wounded as wounding, feeling her way through a night-lit world of uncertainty & mischief — Out of The Dark luxuriates in a darkness that reminds us of the light that love can bring. Join the mystery!
Musical Director: Tedd Firth & his quintet
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter the club.
Noir music the way we imagine it.
The Wall Street Journal
Cabaret Scenes Magazine
Seventy-five minutes of exemplary musical storytelling in which Errico has reached new heights.