I'm writing this in Michigan where I'm making some great music that I'm very excited about - it's a new festival called Beethoven and Banjos that I've started in the towns near where I grew up. The festival combines musical styles and celebrates the intersections of folk music and classical music. And in October we're bringing Beethoven and Banjos to ScragMountain Music!
Join us for these special concerts which will kick off Scrag's 2015-2016 season (we're just about ready to announce the entire exciting season):
Friday - October 23 - 7:30pm
Green Mountain Girls Farm -
923 Loop Road, Northfield
Saturday - October 24 - 7:30pm
Capital City Grange, Montpelier
6612 VT-12, Berlin, VT 05602
Sunday - October 25 - 4:00pm
Warren United Church
Main Street, Warren
One of the most exciting things for me about this program is to work with my sister Laurel Premo and her folk duo Red Tail Ring. The repertoire will include Beethoven minuets, American and Norwegian fiddle music, contemporary and traditional folk songs, and original music written by Laurel Premo and which I arranged for this ensemble.
Emily Popham Gillins, violin
Meena Bhasin, viola
Laurel Premo, fiddle/banjo (Red Tail Ring)
Michael Beauchamp, guitar/mandolin (Red Tail Ring)
Mary Bonhag, soprano
Evan Premo, double bass
Come as you are. Pay what you can.
I can't tell you how proud I am of this music we're creating here in Michigan and how excited I am to bring it home to Vermont.
Please mark your calendars and we'll see you at the concerts!