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Notes from Edwin Outwater, KWS Music Director

Edwin writes about the details that go into the concerts of the Signature Series.

 

 
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Time for Three and Encores!

August 2014: I am completely thrilled to welcome Time for Three to our opening concert of our Signature Season.  They first joined the KWS on our Intersections series and created a sensation.  Since then, they've played with major orchestras all over the world and created a genre of music all their own.  Nick, Zach, and Ranan are a "classical music garage band," and bring a kind of exuberance, freedom and spirit to their performances that I've always yearned for in classical music concerts.  They back up their showmanship with impeccable musicianship at the highest level.  For our concert, they'll be playing a classical "mashup" of Grieg's "Holberg" Suite and lots of unexpected and wonderful melodies.  I really think these guys are part of the future of classical music, and if you haven't seen them in KW yet, you won't want to miss them.

As a bonus, check out the video to the right of Time for Three playing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," in my KW loft during their first visit here.  This video has been viewed almost 12,000 times! You can also see it on Youtube

I always like to begin the season on a lighter, festive note, and this season is no exception.  We'll be playing a collection of some of my favorite encores.  From John Estacio's Bootlegger's Tarantella to Fauré's famous Pavane, the second part of the concert will be full music that is, in a word, delightful.  

Joining me on this concert is our new assistant conductor, Daniel Bartholomew-Pyosner, who impressed all of us this spring in a very comprehensive and competitive audition.  He brings great skill, enthusiasm, and teaching experience to us, and we'll be thrilled to welcome him to the KWS family.  He'll be conducting Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture.

Hope you can take some time to join us for our opening concert!  See you there!  

- Edwin Outwater