The title of Harold Danko's upcoming concert, "Solo Piano Improvisations and Contrafacts" may cause a bit of head scratching. It's well known that Eastman professor Danko is a keyboard master who has played with Lee Konitz, Gerry Mulligan, and Chet Baker, so the solo piano part needs no explanation. But some may wonder, what's a contrafact? It's the name for a new tune built on the chord structure of an existing tune. So in a concert featuring nothing but Danko compositions, we may find out just where those originals originated.
Harold Danko performs Thursday, March 19, at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. $10 (free with UR ID). 274-1100; esm.rochester.edu.