Pianist Michael Arnowitt returns to Montpelier to lead a jazz quintet in concert on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Montpelier Unitarian Church, 130 Main St.
His program “Where Jazz Meets Classical,” which the quintet will be performing the day after at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Maine, presents a colorful variety of jazz old and new influenced by classical composers Chopin, Debussy, Stravinsky, Bernstein and Copland.
Arnowitt will be joined by some of his favorite Vermont jazz musicians: Dave Ellis, trumpet; Dan Silverman, trombone; Clyde Stats, bass; and Caleb Bronz, drums.
The program includes two Vermont premieres, “Interlude with Igor,” based on the music of Igor Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and “The Rite of Spring, “and “Coplandscapes,” based on music from “Appalachian Spring,” “Fanfare for the Common Man” and “Billy the Kid.” Rounding out the program are some selections from Michael Arnowitt’s recent jazz double album “Sweet Spontaneous,” released on the Parma Recordings Big Round record label, and excerpts from his Jazz Suite from “West Side Story.”
Arnowitt, a longtime Montpelier resident, has upcoming concerts at Toronto’s Al Green Theatre and will be touring China in 2020 with guitarist Steve Blair.
Tickets are $20 at the door.
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