By Robin Rhodes
forty/sixty is an intrepid, fresh string trio dedicated to new music and founded out of a desire to perform new works, bring improvisation to the concert stage, and use music as a vehicle for social commentary and change. Bassist Robin Rhodes, cellist Olivia Harris, and violinist Angela Lamb met at the Next Festival of Emerging Artists, where late night improv sessions led to the creation of the trio. forty/sixty actively commissions pieces, collaborates with fellow artists across mediums, and seeks ways to keep their music relevant in the social and political spheres. forty/sixty challenges the boundaries of the traditional concert setting and is equally at home on the stage or in the coffee shop.
forty/sixty is on a Thanksgiving week tour of New England and we would love to see you! We are incredibly excited to be playing concerts in Hartford, Boston, White Plains, and New York City. Check out our website for specifics! http://fortysixtytrio.com/
11/24- First up, Hartford: Join forty/sixty at 7:30pm as we premiere works by faculty, students and alum at the Hartt School of Music.
11/25- Secondly, Boston Sistema Performances: We will perform for an audience of those that are young and young at heart at two Boston area Sistema-inspired orchestra programs.
8:15am-9:15am Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program – Josiah Quincy Elementary School
4pm-5pm El Sistema Somerville– East Somerville Community School
11/28 (Black Friday)–Thirdly, White Plains House Concert: Escape the Black Friday commotion and enjoy contemporary music in a relaxed atmosphere at 4pm in White Plains, NY. Please contact us for the address!
11/30 Lastly, New York City! forty/sixty makes its first New York appearance at 3pm, performing four new works for string trio in The Gym at West-Park Presbyterian Church.
Program includes works by Schnittke, David Macbride, Zachary Rowden, Ben Park and Becky Roubos.
All are welcome. Please help partake in our Thanksgiving week festivities!