The Doo Wop Project
The smooth sounds of classic doo-wop can be heard at Tilles Center’s Hillwood Recital Hall, in the form of five outstanding vocalists known as The Doo Wop Project. The entertaining ensemble — who were, or currently are, in the cast of Broadway’s smash hit “Jersey Boys” — offers up a night of songs mixed with individual stories and references to their upbringings and experiences in the business, particularly backstage at the August Wilson Theatre, home of Jersey Boys, where the idea for the group was conceived. The Doo Wop Project, which does not feature Jersey Boys material or songs by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is an homage to the doo-wop era and the music that was inspired by that sound. These modern doo-wop guys put their spin on such songs as “Denise” by Randy & The Rainbows, Thurston Harris’ “Little Bitty Pretty One,” The Skyliners’ “Since I Don’t Have You,” “Gloria,” and “God Only Knows,” among other classics.
Friday, Nov. 15, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $53, at 7:30 p.m.; $43, at 9:30 p.m. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or (516) 299-3100 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.
MOTÝL Chamber Ensemble
The MOTÝL Chamber Ensemble, consisting of some of New York’s most dynamic young musicians, appears in concert with a diverse program of works written by composers who were victims of the Nazi regime. The ensemble is dedicated to the remembrance of these great composers through the performance of their music. They honor composers whose lives were cut short or radically transformed by the Holocaust. The ensemble’s name, Czech for ‘butterfly,’ is derived from the poem “The Butterfly” written by Pavel Friedman at the Terezín concentration camp.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. $20. Freeport High School, 50 S. Brookside Ave., Freeport. (516) 223-7659 or www.freeportconcertassociation.com.