String group offers workshop, concertZUMBROTA — String musicians of all instruments and experience levels can take part in a workshop being offered by the Orange Mighty Trio Jan. 26 at Crossings at Carnegie. That evening, the trio will present a public concert.
ZUMBROTA — String musicians of all instruments and experience levels can take part in a workshop being offered by the Orange Mighty Trio Jan. 26 at Crossings at Carnegie. That evening, the trio will present a public concert.
From 2 to 4 p.m., Zack Kline and Nick Gaudette will share their combined knowledge of strings from the perspective of violin and bass. Mike Vasich will be the workshop accompanist on piano.
Cost is $29 for
the two-hour session.
The workshop is open to bass, cello, viola and violin students. All the student musicians will be assembled to play together, while the leaders provide instruction according to the students’ needs and interests.
Topics will include fiddle tunes, blues, improvisation, playing well in a group, and the mysteries behind “alternative” string styles. The instructors will discuss style points such as slides, rhythmic “chopping” techniques and different types of
Students will work with the songs “Baby Elephant Walk,” “Soldier’s Joy” and “Cluck Old Hen.” Sheet music will be provided and can be downloaded in advance.
Kline and Gaudette are both classically trained, but play in a range of genres and idioms, from roots fiddle music and classical numbers to jazz improvisation. They tend to push boundaries — leading to the description of their style as “maverick chamber music.”
Their concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at Crossings, 320 East Ave. Call (507) 732-7616 to register for the workshop or reserve tickets.
Cost is $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Go online to www.crossingsatcarnegie.com for more details.