For the past 20 years Richard Dworsky has served as the pianist and music director for Garrison Keillor’s radio program "A Prairie Home Companion." He leads the house band, composes, plays songs and script underscores, and accompanies Mr. Keillor and guests ranging from Yo-Yo Ma and Rene?e Fleming to James Taylor and Elvis Costello. He appeared in Robert Altman’s film "A Prairie Home Companion" and was the film’s arranger and composer. Mr. Dworsky has accompanied Garrison Keillor in concerts with many orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He contributed an arrangement for "A Night at the Fitz," Keillor’s concert CD with The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Dworsky has recorded several CDs of his own compositions and has been a studio musician for 40 years, recording music for CDs, television, and film. He composed music for "The Marvelous Land of Oz" (Children’s Theatre Company/MCA/Showtime). Mr. Dworsky worked with jazz vocalist Al Jarreau for years, and he wrote the song "Goin’ to the Dance With You," which Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth recorded on a CD for Sony Classical.
Christine DiGiallonardo is a New York–based vocalist whose performances range from early- music chamber ensembles to jazz and rock bands. Her theater credits include "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (City Center Encores!), "Two Gentlemen of Verona" (Shakespeare in the Park), "The Sound of Music" (Carnegie Hall), and "My Fair Lady" (Avery Fisher Hall) with Rob Fisher and the New York Philharmonic. Ms. DiGiallonardo also performs with her sisters, Daniela and Nadia, as The DiGiallonardo Sisters, singing tight three-part harmonies in styles ranging from the Boswell Sisters and Andrews Sisters to the Beatles and the Eagles. She has been featured numerous times on "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor, both as a soloist and with her sisters. The DiGiallonardo Sisters will return to the Town Hall in New York City to sing on "A Prairie Home Companion" on December 8 and 21. Christine DiGiallonardo graduated from Vassar College with a degree in music. She has spent the past six years working full-time as a jingle singer and can be heard on many commercials, including spots for Aquafresh, Mr. Clean, Playtex, and Febreze.