Concepcion Picciotto Ensemble: Earshot Jazz Fest. Oct. 23rd

October 23rd - Earshot Jazz Festival - $10-18 - 8pm

@ The Chapel Performance Space / Tickets:

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Concepcion Picciotto is written in dedication to the homeless peace activist of the same name. Concepcion, or "Conchita" held a 35 year non stop peace vigil in front of the White House in protest of nuclear weapons. She passed away in 2016. 

Marcin Paczkowski-conductor
Danielle Sampson - voice
Beth Fleenor-clarinet
Jacob Zimmerman-alto sax
Neil Welch-tenor sax / soloist
Evan Smith-bari sax
Janna Webon-violin
Heather Bentley-viola
Ebony Miranda - cello
Abbey Blackwell - bass 
Chris Icasiano-drums

Puhpohwee (solo saxophone) 

Meaning "the force which causes mushrooms to push up through the Earth overnight" Puhpohwee is my reflection on the nature of indigenous language and its influence over our perception of the world. Neil will open the evening with a performance of this 15 minute long, highly technical solo saxophone piece. The work makes generous use of Neil’s signature split tone and multiphonic colors.

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