Aug 20

The Westerlies Brass Ensemble

Friday, August 20 –

Event Time: 8:30-9:30 PM

Camden Public Library Amphitheatre
55 Main St., Camden

Formed in 2011, the self-described accidental brass group are “an arty quartet…mixing ideas from jazz, new classical, and Appalachian folk” (New York Times), to create the rarest of hybrids: music that is both "folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous” (NPR Music). Equally at home in concert halls and living rooms, The Westerlies navigate a wide array of venues and projects with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along. Their program includes an arrangement of Entr’acte, written in 2011 by the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Caroline Shaw, as well as American Folk Hymn, Weeping Mary, and pieces of tender tribute composed by members of the quartet. “…a four-piece trumpet and trombone instrumental combo earn[ing] raves from both indie-leaning music blogs and public radio while also performing at the Newport Jazz Festival and local rock clubs.” Los Angeles Times

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About Bay Chamber Concerts

18 Central St., P.O. Box 599,
Rockport, ME 04856

Founded in 1961 by brothers Andrew and Thomas Wolf, Bay Chamber Concerts features world-renowned artists year-round. Our Summer Concert Series and Music Festival in July and August feature over 30 events that redefine the standards for chamber music. From September to June the Performing Arts Series features classical, jazz, world music and dance events in a variety of venues throughout the region.

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