It’s only 2 days away–the start of our Grand Opening event series here at Paige’s Music and the Indy Flute Shop! Of course, the best and most important one is happening first, and guess what: there’s still time to get tickets! Please use the link below to secure your free ticket:
I wanted to share the other exciting events that are going on here at Paige’s for the next month as we celebrate the completion of our new showrooms that were unveiled back in June. This new space (in the same building as before) really showcases our success as a company and our dedication to school and professional musicians in the state of Indiana.
On Monday, November 13th, famed string quintet SYBARITE 5 will present a concert at Paige’s. “Their rock star status…is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience…” That is how the Sarasota Herald Tribune described SYBARITE5, the first string quintet ever to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. This event is filling up quickly!
On Thursday, November 16th, Casey Cangelosi, Majestic artist and Director of Percussion Studies at James Madison University, joins us. Casey is commonly hosted world-wide by educational institutions, music festivals, and educational seminars. He has been a visiting guest artist in Italy, Germany, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Croatia, Sweden, Taiwan, and widely across the U.S. at events including the The Midwest Clinic and PASIC Showcase Concerts. Casey is a regularly commissioned composer and from the percussion community called the “Paganini of Percussion” and “The voice of a new generation”.
Tuesday, November 28th brings legendary trumpet player and Yamaha artist Bobby Shew. Shew attended the first two years of Stan Kenton Summer Jazz Clinics in Bloomington , IN. where he studied under Don Jacoby, Conte Candoli, Johnny Richards, John LaPorta, and Shelly Manne. While living in New York he joined Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, rooming and playing with legendary Charlie Shavers. After Dorsey, went to Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Si Zentner, and Benny Goodman. Settled in Las Vegas for 7 years playing top show bands in casinos. In 1972 he moved to Los Angeles and became a first-call studio musician as well as continuing to play on big bands of Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Louie Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ed Shaughnessy, Bill Berry, and Nat Pierce-Frank Capp Juggernaut.
Finally, Yamaha saxophone artist extraordinaire Grace Kelly joins us on Tuesday, December 5th. Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 25-year-old. Having been a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Grace Kelly released her 10th CD as a leader. The latest album, Trying To Figure It Out, was voted #2 Jazz Album of The Year in the 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll. Grace has performed and/or recorded with Harry Connick Jr, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Lin Manuel, Questlove, Esperanza Spalding, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Ron Carter, David Sanborn, and Marcus Miller to name a few.
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