Photo courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts
Left to right: Teddy Abrams, Harrison Hollingsworth, and Gabriel Globus-Hoenich will perform as Sixth Floor Trio, Friday at Chandler. Globus-Hoenich is sitting in for member Johnny Tessier, who is expecting a son.
Friday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.—RANDOLPH—Chandler Center for the Arts opens the second half of its 2017/18 season on Friday evening, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. with the return to Randolph of the Sixth Floor Trio. A complimentary reception for the artists and audience follows the performance.
The Trio, with a slightly different personnel, performed a rousing concert at the Three Stallion Inn in the closing of the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival’s series during the beginnings of the epic downpour of Irene in August 2011.
Chandler often boasts of presenting a season with “something for everyone,” a season with an eclectic line-up of different genres. This concert by the Sixth Floor Trio in itself indeed brings something for everyone. Known for their spontaneous concerts, the Trio explores it all — from bluegrass to Klezmer, classical to jazz, ancient music to contemporary rock.
The Sixth Floor Trio met as students at the Curtis Institute of Music and happened to each live on the 6th floor of their dorm This wildly inventive, supremely talented chamber group includes founding members Teddy Abrams (clarinet, piano), Harrison Hollingsworth (bassoon, violin) and Johnny Tessier (clarinet). Tessier, however, is awaiting fatherhood in Europe and will be replaced for this concert by percussionist Gabriel Globus-Hoenich, also of the Curtis Institute and equally steeped in the love of many diverse genres of music.
The group is dedicated to the creation and performance of art that furthers a dialogue between different musical communities and other artistic disciplines. Because of the group’s stellar musical chops and infectious enthusiasm they have become sure-fire hits with diverse audiences the world over.
Tickets and more information for this Chandler concert are available online at chandler-arts.org or by calling or stopping by the box office at 802-728-6464 weekdays 12-4 p.m.
Chandler Music Hall is fully accessible and equipped for the hearing impaired. The venue is located at 71-73 Main St., Randolph.