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Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio: CD Release Concert -- in Boston on January 28, 2015
Strings Theory Trio: CD Release Concert of directed improvisation composed and performed by Mimi Rabson, Helen Sherrah-Davies, and Junko Fujiwara. Wednesday, January 28, 2015
composed and performed by
(five string violin),
(five string violin),
CD Release Concert
Wednesday, January 28, 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
Free and open to all
"Mimi Rabson and Strings Theory Trio
have succeeded wonderfully at
what many try to do:
creating improvised music that
sounds, flows and moves as if
it's been composed, yet has
the expressiveness, spirit and freedom
of improvised music."
[Darrell Katz, composer,
Jazz Composers Alliance]
Strings Theory Trio: CD Release Concert of directed improvisation composed and performed by Mimi Rabson, Helen Sherrah-Davies, and Junko Fujiwara.Wednesday, January 28, 7:30 pm. Free and open to all, free CD to first 20 guests. David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St., Boston 02115. For information:
Combining idiomatic flexibility, a deep wellspring of creativity, and world-class virtuosity, violinist Mimi Rabson is one of the Boston area’s most valuable musical resources — and her new recording with her Strings Theory Trio is a uniquely compelling synthesis of classical chamber music and directed improvisation, bringing together some of Rabson's most important influences and inspirations.
With Rabson and Helen Sherrah-Davies on five string violins and Junko Fujiwara on cello, the Strings Theory Trio supercharges the intimate atmosphere of chamber music with a triple dose of edgy, daring improvisation. The listener is treated to experiencing Western classical tradition anew; the surging counterpoint and crystalline instrumental sonorities gain new resilience and allure from their origin in the inspiration of the moment. Simultaneously delicate and dangerous, the Strings Theory Trio’s music is richly nuanced and deeply satisfying.
A sample of their new recording project can be viewed at www.vimeo.com/
Further background information:
Mimi Rabson (www.mimirabson.com (http://www.mimirabson.com/
RESQ (aka Really Eclectic String Quartet), founded by Rabson, performs her original compositions in addition to her arrangements of jazz, funk, fusion, gospel, and Latin music. RESQ has produced two recordings: “The Really Eclectic String Quartet” and “To the RESQ.” A founding member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Rabson worked with that organization for many years, touring as well as recording, composing, and acting as their musical director.
Other performance credits include: the premiere of “Fresh Faust” by Leroy Jenkins; the soundtrack for "Sensorium”, the award winning film by Karen Aqua; and appearances with Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Meatloaf, Kristin Chenoweth, the Boston Gay Men's Choir, the Boston Camarata, the New England Ragtime Ensemble, the Klezmatics, Deborah Henson-Conant, the Pablo Ablanedo Octet, and XLCR. She has twice performed on “A Prairie Home Companion," and has appeared at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Wolf Trap, the Mann Center, the Place des Arts in Montreal and other international venues. Rabson is currently on the faculty of Berklee College of Music.
Junko Fujiwara (www.junkocello.com)
Helen Sherrah-Davies (www.helensherrahdavies.com)
“Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio ... brought intensity and passion to their realizations.”
Mary Curtin (on behalf on Mimi Rabson)