World Premiere of "Flatiron"

Saturday, December 01, 2012

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Time
7:00 PM
Presented By
Expedition Quintet
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Jake Schepps
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Description

When banjoist Earl Scruggs joined Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys in 1945, it forever canonized the tradi¬tional 5-piece bluegrass string band. In the last half-cen¬tury, this combination of instruments has been ex¬plored by musicians throughout the world, in countless combinations, yet “Flatiron” is something original. “Flatiron” is composer Marc Mellits’s view of the string band, recontextualized and reimagined as a rhythmi¬cally interlocking machine, where contemporary classi¬cal post-minimalism meets skillful technique and bluegrass drive. The multi-movement composition is as firmly rooted in the mountains as the New York City skyline, and this ensemble has a long history of forging paths playing adventurous string band music. 

With Matt Flinner (mandolin), Grant Gordy (guitar), Enion Pelta-Tiller (violin), Greg Garrison (bass) and Jake Schepps on banjo

At eTown Hall, Boulder, Colorado

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Ensemble Name
Expedition Quartet
Musicians
With Matt Flinner (mandolin), Grant Gordy (guitar), Enion Pelta-Tiller (violin), Greg Garrison (bass) and Jake Schepps on banjo
Composers
Marc Mellits, Bela Bartok

Venue
eTown Hall
Location
1535 Spruce Street
BOULDER, CO
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