Edward Kelsey Moore’s The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, has been entertaining readers in the United States since last summer. Overseas the fans have had to be patient while translations of this second Supremes book were being prepared. Edward Kelsey Moore’s debut Supremes novel, The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, was published in France during the spring of 2014. It became quite popular and was on bestseller lists there for several months. And now the Suprêmes sequel, Les Suprêmes Chantent le Blues, is coming in June from publisher Actes Sud. French-reading fans in France and other countries throughout the world can’t wait to be reunited with Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean! The book’s cover art has been revealed — take a closer look by clicking on the cover image.
On Saturday, April 21st at 3:00pm, bestselling author Edward Kelsey Moore will be in central Indiana at the Johnson County Library, White River Branch, in Greenwood (about 30 minutes south of Indianapolis). He will be reading from his work and discussing the writing process. Mr. Moore’s presentations are always entertaining! After the event he will also be signing books.
Edward Kelsey Moore lives and writes in Chicago where he continues to enjoy a more-than three decade career as a professional cellist. His debut novel, The Supremes At Earl’s ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT was published in 2013 and became an international hit and a New York Times best-seller. A new novel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, was published in 2017. Edward Kelsey Moore grew up in Indiana and received one of his music degrees from Indiana University. Local readers will enjoy the Indiana ties in Mr. Moore’s work.
This is a FREE event and open to the public. Bring your family & friends!
The presentation is sponsored by a Novel Conversations grant from Indiana Humanities.
The event is free but registration is necessary. The first 100 JCPL library card holders to register will receive admission and a free, signed copy of Edward Kelsey Moore’s book! Some free seats are also available for general admission (no book).
PLEASE NOTE: All seats are now taken for this event — it has sold out!
Travel Beyond the Black Sea when the Chicago Philharmonic performs two well-loved symphonies of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, plus a composition from Philip Glass inspired by Joseph Conrad's Russian spy novel.
Beyond the Black Sea program:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ~ Symphony No. 5
Sergei Rachmaninoff ~ Piano Concerto No. 2
Philip Glass ~ Music from The Secret Agent
In the enduringly popular Symphony No. 5, Tchaikovsky’s theme of predestination of fate and ultimate victory through strife resonates not just as Russian, but also across the globe. Rachmaninoff, who himself had to overcome great obstacles in composing the Piano Concerto No. 2, brought the world “one of the greatest piano works in the piano repertoire…an unassailably epic work of genius.” (Classic FM). Philip Glass’s The Secret Agent was inspired by Ukraine-born Joseph Conrad’s novel of the same name and composed for the 1996 film. As a shadowy Russian spy skulks through the madness caused by a terrorist attack, Glass’s exquisite combination of instruments captures the moody desolation of nineteenth century London from the point of view of a secret agent from beyond the Black Sea.
Joining the Chicago Philharmonic in this concert is renowned pianist Xiayin Wang. Wang is a successful recording artist and has given live performances throughout the world. Her recordings of Rachmaninoff’s solo piano works won praise for her technique and “awesome clarity and poise” (Gramophone) and she continues to wow audiences and critics with her impressive artistry.
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among the musicians of the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra.
Chicago Philharmonic ~ Beyond the Black Sea
Approximate running time is 1 hour 50 minutes, including intermission.
Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Boulevard ~ Skokie, IL 60077