Web posted Thursday, April 4, 2002

Musicians seek to hear laughter

If music's first intent is to express and conjure emotion, this weekend's performance by Juliana Osinchuk and John Fraser is intent on tapping our funny bone.

The pianist and tenor come to Homer Sunday for a performance of "Music with Humor" at 7 p.m. at the Bunnell Street Gallery.

On the repertoire are Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Frank Loesser, songs from the musicals "Chicago," "My Fair Lady" and the French production "Le Cage Aux Folles," as well as other music.

Osinchuk has visited Homer many times before, in addition to having played all over the United States and Europe. She is known for her work as a music educator.

Fraser is an multi-dimensional performer who has appeared as Sparky for the Fourth Avenue Theatre's production of "Forever Plaid," as well as work with the Anchorage Opera and as a soloist for the Anchorage Concert Chorus.

Though Osinchuk's name may be associated by some with a serious study of classical music, this performance is billed as a light-hearted approach to music including lyrics and presentation. Tickets are $14 general admission, $13 for seniors, $12 for gallery members, $25 for member families limit 4 and $35 nonmember families. Tickets available at the gallery only. Call 235-2662 for more information.