Eric Miller + Patrick Reinholz + Brian Grimm

Join us for an evening of old and new music with Eric Miller, Patrick Reinholz and Brian Grimm on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Eric Miller presents the intimate and ethereal music for the unaccompanied viola da gamba, an instrument which was described in the late 18th century as one "with which one forgets the troubles of the day in quiet twilight." The evening will center upon a pair compositions, one by the obscure and brilliant Parisian Le Sieur de Machy, and the other by the Dutch master Johannes Schenk, Sprinkled throughout will be smaller pieces by other luminaries of the rarefied instrument.

Eric Miller

Eric Miller performs as a viola da gambist, cellist, chamber musician, and session cellist around the Midwest. A specialist in repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries, Eric is an active viola da gamba soloist and member of the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble. He also performs frequently with Indie Folk artist Katie Burns with whom he has recorded four albums. This year, with a loan of instruments from the Viola da Gamba Society of America, Eric is piloting a new chamber ensemble for high school students, the Madison Youth Viol Consort, which will focus on polyphonic music written for viols during the renaissance. In the fall, Eric will be making his first recording of unaccompanied music for the viol in Madison. Largely and proudly self-taught on the viol, Eric has recently participated in Josh Lee's Free Viola da Gamba Residency and has received great wisdom and encouragement in short bursts during sessions with many of the nation's finest players over the years. As a classically... Read More

Patrick Reinholz

Patrick Reinholz is a cellist, improviser, composer, and educator currently living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Always innovating, he is a member of the new music/improvising chamber group Tontine Ensemble, and the jazz/rock outfit Lovely Socialite.

Brian Grimm by Diwas Photography

In Brian Grimm’s solo set, you may hear dances of the unaccompanied Bach cello suites; ever popular melodies of the Erhu Chinese fiddle adapted for cello; as well as original compositions from his dance/theatre scores & solo albums. Cellist & composer Brian Grimm grew up surrounded by Chinese string instruments of every sort. After initiating lessons in with virtuosos Yang Wei (pipa) & Daxun Zhang (bass) of the Silkroad Ensemble, Brian was lucky to continue his Chinese music studies on guqin (zither), pipa (lute), gaohu (fiddle) & daruan (bass lute) in Hong Kong with members of the 香港中樂團 Hong Kong Chinese OrchestraWuji Ensemble 無極樂團.  Over the last 15 years Grimm has developed a deep language of Free Improvisation & Composition with groups such as... Read More

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