|Dobbs' ONE MAN SHOW
Richard "DOBBS" Hartshorne, an internationally renown double bass
virtuoso, storyteller, and composer has captivated audiences all around
the world with his ONE MAN SHOW.
J.S. BACH SIX SOLO SUITES
Dobbs begins with one of J.S. Bach’s Six Solo Suites for Violoncello.
This music is intimate and approachable with its own story. The pace of
the Suite allows the listener a time to reflect, enjoy the magnificent
power and resonance of the double bass and to appreciate the sheer
virtuosity required to play the Suite as written for the much smaller and
differently tuned 'cello. In a lifetime of practice, Dobbs has overcome
the immense difficulty of performing the Suites on the double bass,
yielding an acoustical experience that rivals the musical excellence of the
pieces as heard in performance on the 'cello by Casals.
Combining his virtuosity on the double bass with a distinctive gift for
storytelling, each show concludes with a couple of Dobbs’ original
comedic compositions for solo bass/narrator. Hilarious and touching
tales from around the world, these compositions are sometimes
embellished with props and sound effects and incorporate positive
messages of unity, love and understanding and a great dose of humor.
Accompanied by the surprising beauty of the double bass, his voice and
presence creates a new world.
The calming effect of the Suites resonates with audiences from the
novice to the aficionado while the stories bring laughter to all. In
addition, Dobbs shares with audiences inspiring stories of his
experiences playing in all over the world.
|Dreams of Bolivia
Full length multi-media work
|Interview with Dobbs about the programs of Bach With Verse.
|For Booking Information:
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or call 603-209-4133.