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Ben Sollee String Quartet, 2012 ROb Simonds and MArk Dix, 2012


June 10, 2014
Tuesday
7:00 p.m.

Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix

Ben Sollee joins The Downtown Chamber Series for a unique program spanning styles from folk to the Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3. The core of the program will feature Ben's original works, playing the cello and singing, accompanied by new arrangements with string quartet and clarinet. Ben's soul-searching and revealing style is a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, and R&B. Best said in Ben's own words: "... we often find what we are looking for in between defined styles and genres." He is from Lexington, Kentucky and has performed and collaborated with outstanding musicians like Bela Fleck, members of My Morning Jacket, and The Turtle Island String Quartet. More recently Ben has explored new terrain working with classical musicians Time for Three and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

The Downtown Chamber Series primarily presents classical and contemporary chamber music concerts in downtown Phoenix art spaces. However, over the past few seasons we have sought annual collaborations with guest musicians outside the classical realm exploring new ways to make chamber music, combining powerful classical works alongside pieces by inspired singer-songwriters. To date the Series has partnered with The Low Anthem, Joe Pug, and violinist Tobie Milford. This collaboration with Ben Sollee at the MIM is an exciting next step in our musical journey. Join us!

Musicians:
Ben Sollee, cello and voice
Robert Simonds and
Leslie Anderegg, violins
Mark Dix, viola
Peter Lorenzo Anderegg, cello
Alex Laing, clarinet

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