Summer 2019 Schedule
Church on the Hill, Lawrence Hill Road, Weston VT
The musicians of the Brass Connection include Daryl Robbins and Jon Clark (trumpets), Hillary Ledebuhr (French horn), Chris Baird (trombone), Chip Halt (tuba), and Alex Garde (percussion). This group, formed in 2000 will "take your audience on a musical odyssey". they perform many styles of music including classical, ragtime, dixieland, blues, patriotic swing, Broadway show selections and Tijuana brass. The program on July 29th will be a pops style eclectic program drawing from some of these genres.
August 25, 2019 4:00PM
True to its name, the International String Trio has honed an expansive repertoire embracing nearly a dozen styles from far-flung lands.Employing their instruments as passports, the adventurous triumvirate unlocks the doors to a global array of tunes drawn from jazz, folk, popular, classical, film and others.The International String Trio was founded in 1999 by its musical director and guitarist, Slava Tolstoy.
Featuring Russian-born guitarist Slava Tolstoy, virtuoso violinist and singer from Chicago, Rob Flax, and Boston based bassist Max Ridley the IST's players embody its cosmopolitan aesthetic. The trio's riveting performances encompass a breathtaking range of styles, including Gypsy swing, old-time Appalachian laments, traditional Irish reels, celebratory klezmer, passionate tango, graceful French musette, and burning bluegrass. While steeped in jazz, they play intricately arranged music that leaves room for improvisation without focusing on it.
They have appeared on the popular NPR show "Says You", performances at the Gypsy Jazz in Paradise Festival, Crested Butte CO, Yoshi's San Francisco, Regattabar and Scullers Jazz Clubs in Boston MA.