28 January 2009 at 8pm
Le Poisson Rouge|
Metropolis Ensemble, Groanbox Boys
Metropolis Ensemble and Artistic Director/ Conductor Andrew Cyr presents an evening of artistic collaboration with the UK-based roots trio Groanbox Boys. The concert will feature the world premiere of Groanbox, a new work by London-based composer David Bruce for accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman, The Groanbox Boys, and the Metropolis Ensemble. Also on the program: a world premiere commission by Michael Ward-Bergeman for freedom boot and small orchestra; Gnarly Buttons, a folk-infused work by John Adams for clarinetist Tibi Cziger and chamber ensemble; and the worldwide CD release of the Groanbox Boys' latest album Gran Bwa.
David Bruce : Groanbox
Michael Ward-Bergeman : Kicking Up Dust
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