Unique wind quartet in Electric Earth concert

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 2:38PM


Unique wind quartet in Electric Earth concert

In an event billed as “something completely different,” Electric Earth Concerts presents Weather Vest at the Dublin Community Church on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Weather Vest, direct from New York, is a mixed wind quartet that mingles the common elements of classical chamber music, small group jazz and folk music, for a concert liberated from traditional boundaries. This concert will include music by  Debussy, Shostakovich, Thelonious Monk, Poulenc, Lili Boulanger, Duke Ellington, Con Conrad, Scriabin and others.

Created as a collaboration between classical and jazz musicians, the group features an unusual and flexible instrumentation – soprano and alto saxophones with tenor and bass trombones. Their repertoire illustrates a curatorial sensibility by reclaiming and reconstructing lesser-known gems from throughout musical history, juxtaposing them with original compositions and commissioned projects.  All four members contribute arrangements, ranging from solo piano and guitar pieces to the music of symphony orchestras and big bands. Weather Vest's hope is to render music of the past relevant, meditative, and alive in its relationship to the present.

Weather Vest's members – Jay Rattman, Aaron Irwin, Mike Lormand and Max Seigel – offer unique expertise and wide-ranging experience as performers, educators, composers and arrangers. The breadth of their collective experience informs Weather Vest's direction and provides the foundation for their musical exploration.

Admission is $25. Tickets may be purchased online at www.electricearthconcerts.org or at the door.  Middle and high school students may attend for free.

For more information, call 499-6216 or send email to joan.electricearth@gmail.com.