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An Evening with Kenny Werner & Eugene Friesen

May 18 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$15 – $20

An Evening with Kenny Werner & Eugene Friesen

On Saturday, May 18th at 7:30PM, pianist/jazz legend Kenny Werner and Grammy Award-winning cellist Eugene Friesen will perform in Serkin Recital Hall on the campus of Potash Hill in Marlboro, VT. Werner and Friesen, each known individually for their distinctive playing styles and approaches to improvisation, will be joined by an ensemble of cellos in the premiere of “Cantus Vermonti,” a collection of new and ancient chants featuring the duo’s spontaneous harmonies, solos, and musical reflections.

The evening, part of a 3-day musical retreat for professional musicians – “Joy in Marlboro” – will showcase Friesen and Werner’s inventive and lyrical approach to performance described by Friesen as “improvisation you actually love.” The duo will also perform original compositions and jazz standards in solo and duo format.

Kenny Werner is an American jazz pianist, composer, and author renowned for his groundbreaking philosophy of “Effortless Mastery” in music. With a career spanning several decades, Kenny has established himself as a leading figure in the world of jazz, earning acclaim for his innovative approach to improvisation and composition.

Vermont-based Eugene Friesen is a Grammy Award-winning recording and concert artist with the Paul Winter Consort, on the faculty of Berklee College of Music since 1999, Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and author of “Improvisation for Classical Musicians” Berklee Press/Hal Leonard 2012.

Come early to enjoy the beautiful grounds of Potash Hill. A suggested donation of $20 will be accepted at the door.

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$15 – $20
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Website:
https://www.beyondmastery.com/summer-retreat

Venue

Serkin Recital Hall
2582 South Road
Marlboro, VT, 05301-9575
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Creative Zone
Southern Vermont Zone (Bennington and Windham Counties)