VIDEO: Wayne Horvitz’ jazz tribute to White Center poet Richard Hugo

October 15th, 2015

Enjoy this video coverage of the complete jazz tribute to Richard Hugo on Sunday evening, Oct. 11, 2015, at the White Center Fieldhouse: “Some Places Are Forever Afternoon: A Tribute in Music, Words and Film to White Center’s Richard Hugo.”

 

2015 10-11 Horvitz Hugo promoFree concert and film pay tribute to Richard Hugo at White Center Fieldhouse

The famed native-son poet Richard Hugo was given a jazzy tribute on Sunday evening, Oct. 11, 2015, at White Center Fieldhouse, 1321 S.W. 102nd. St., sponsored by our organization and funded by 4Culture.

Named after one of his poems, “Some Places Are Forever Afternoon: A Tribute in Music, Words and Film to White Center’s Richard Hugo” began at 6 p.m. Admission was free.

4Culture logoHelming the show was Rainier Beach composer and pianist Wayne Horvitz, whose Hugo tribute CD, released in July, has won raves in The New York Times and more than a dozen other journals.

Click here to see a great preview of Wayne’s show from the Oct. 8, 2015, Seattle Times.

Click here to see a great preview of Wayne’s CD and the concert posted Sept. 15, 2015, at the Seattle Weekly.

The White Center concert was the ninth and last of a Hugo-themed Northwest tour and the only presentation whose admission was free. Screened at the Oct. 11 show was the hour-long 1976 film on Hugo, “Kicking the Loose Gravel Home.”

The White Center Fieldhouse in the 1950s.

The White Center Fieldhouse in the 1950s.

Hugo (1923-1982) was an acclaimed poet who often wrote about his home. For more info on Hugo, click here.

The White Center Fieldhouse, constructed in 1938-1940 as one of five federal Works Progress Administration fieldhouses in King County, was named a King County landmark in 1984 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places earlier this year.