REVEL Tall, Dark, and Handsome
REVEL plays gypsy and folk-inspired works focused on Eastern-Europe, including Dvorak's “Dumky Trio,” Popper's “Hungarian Rhapsody,” Bartok's “Romanian Folk Dances,” and an arrangement of…. Queen's super-hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
REVEL was formed in 2008 by pianist Carla McElhaney and cellist Joel Becktell to re-introduce informal, music-and-conviviality-focused events (they call them “revels”), like those in which the historic musicians they admired most would have participated. In 2010 they were joined by musical soulmate, violinist Cármelo de los Santos, and they began to collaborate in concert with other favorite musicians. The result has been inspiring. Classical music lovers have found in REVEL a new expression for their passion, and non-classical audiences have woken up to a genre and repertoire far more rich and inspired than they could previously have imagined.
Chatter Cabaret (formerly Club Beethoven) is an afternoon event with music beginning at 5:00 p.m. once a month. It is held at “Casablanca” in the Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second Street NW, downtown Albuquerque. Admission is $20, with food and drinks available separately. Tickets and information at chatterabq.org.