Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio: 2015-2016 concert season runs October thru April

Strings Theory Trio announces their 2015-2016 season of directed improvisation with music composed and performed by Mimi Rabson (five string violin), along with Helen Sherrah-Davies (five string violin) and Junko Fujiwara (cello).
 
 
Strings Theory Trio; photo by John Soares.
Strings Theory Trio; photo by John Soares.
 
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Oct. 2, 2015 - PRLog -- Strings Theory Trio has just announced their 2015-2016 season consisting of 4 concerts that allfeature their signature "directed improvisation," composed by Mimi Rabson and performed by Rabson with Helen Sherrah-Davies, and Junko Fujiwara.

Combining idiomatic flexibility, a deep wellspring of creativity, and world-class virtuosity, Mimi Rabson is one of the Boston area’s most valuable musical resources — and her current Strings Theory Trio brings together some of her most important influences and inspirations.

The Trio's season commences with the following concert:
JP Concerts featuring Strings Theory Trio.Saturday, October 24, 2015, 2 pm. General admission $10. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., Jamaica Plain 02130. Further info.: 617-524-2999, info@jpconcerts.org, www.jpconcerts.org/jpconcerts/dotnetnuke/Calendar.aspx.

The season will then continue with the following events:
Advent Library Concert Series with Strings Theory Trio plus others. Friday, November 13, 2015, 8 pm. Suggested donation $10. Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer St., Boston 02108. Further info.: 857-383-9786, shoe4@verizon.net, www.shoebei.wordpress.com.

Strings Theory Trio. Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 7:30 pm. Free and open to all. David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St., Boston 02115. For information: 617-710-5932, mrabson@berklee.edu, www.berklee.edu/events/strings-theory-trio (https://www.berklee.edu/events/strings-theory-trio).

Loring-Greenough House Concert Series with Strings Theory Trio.Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2 pm. Suggested donation $5. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain 02130. Further info.: 617-524-3158, info@loring-greenough.org,  www.loring-greenough.org/events.

Background information:

Strings Theory Trio (www.mimirabson.com/mimirabson.com/Strings_Theory_Trio.html).With leader Mimi Rabson’s five-string violin and the equal voices of Junko Fujiwara on cello and Helen Sherrah-Davies on five-string violin, the Trio supercharges the intimate atmosphere of chamber music with a triple dose of edgy, daring improvisation. Listening to these virtuosi, one hears 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 Trio’s music is richly nuanced and deeply satisfying. A sample of their most recent recording project can be viewed at www.vimeo.com/soamel/stringstheoryflashback.

Mimi Rabson (www.mimirabson.com (http://www.mimirabson.com/mimirabson.com/Welcome.html)) has played in more varied contexts, styles and venues than most performers can even imagine. A first-prize winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in composition, her compositions and arrangements include arrangements of music by Duke Ellington, James Brown and Cole Porter as well as her own originals; her music and articles appear frequently on the pages of Strings Magazine. She has appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” performed with Itzhak Perlman on the recording "In the Fiddler’s House,”  and was featured in "A Jumpin' Night in the Garden of Eden," a documentary film about Klezmer music. Rabson served as musical director for academy award winner Joel Grey’s production of “Borschtcapades ’94.” Her composition "Klezzified" was featured on Saturday Night Live.

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.

Background information on Junko Fujiwara can be found at www.junkocello.com and Helen Sherrah-Davies at www.helensherrahdavies.com.

"Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio ... brought intensity and passion to their realizations." [The Boston Musical Intelligencer]

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