Raising the roof

Posted on Sunday, June 6, 2010

It sounds like the St Lawrence Quartet and Todd Palmer really blasted the roof off with their performances of Gumboots at Spoleto a few days ago. Check this out from the Charleston City Paper:

The second [Gumboots] ended, their listeners leaped to their feet, screaming and shouting, like they'd been blown out of aircraft ejection seats. So much for the misguided notion that you can't please a crowd with modern music. This one should be required listening for anybody who's afraid of the music of today.

A quote for the c.v. if ever I saw one! (there is another review of the concert here)

A shame I couldn't be there, but I was busy sojourning with friends and family in the heel of Italy (and experiencing the joys of Ryanair - the airline with a banknote where its heart should be).

The next Gumboots performance is with my old friends at Ensemble ACJW (about whom more exciting news shortly) at the end of July, in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival in Germany.

Speaking of old friends, Chroma will be premiering a new piece later this month. I will post a bit more about that later this week after popping to see them rehearse in the dear old Union Chapel.



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