Sunday, June 29th — 4:30 to 6:30 pm
The Albatross Clarinet Quartet
Dave Tidball (clarinet, bass clarinet)
Jim Dukey (clarinet, bass clarinet)
Dick Mathias (clarinet, bass clarinet)
Charlie Keagle (clarinet)
A return engagement by a favorite aggregation!
With this concert, the Albatross Clarinet Quartet will present an array of new music, most of it conceived and arranged within the last year. The pieces range from straight-ahead be-bop to poly-tonal funk, musical commentary on classical pieces from the late 19th century as well as some “free” improvisation. All are written by members of the quartet, as well as two offerings by Paul Potyen, a supremely gifted musician and an old friend.
At length did cross an Albatross,
Through the fog it came;
As if it had been a Christian soul,
We hailed it in God’s name.
It ate the food it ne’er had eat,
And round and round it flew.
The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
The helmsman steered us through!
And a good south wind sprung up behind;
The Albatross did follow,
And every day, for food or play,
Came to the mariner’s hollo!–
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1797).
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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