"I never cared for Blue Grass Music until I was forced to attend the Joe Val Festival four years ago and took a Banjo Class and attended the concert. When I heard the Kruger Brothers I woke up with amazement. I went to talk to all three of them after the concert if they would consider doing something together. This was just before they performed with Bangor Symphony. And here they come! I am so thrilled for this opportunity to perform with them. Great musicians and nice people."
|Date & Time:|| Saturday, May 2, 2009 |
7:30 PM-10:30 PM
|Suggested Audiences:||College, High School, Middle School, Adult, Elders|
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| Stratos G. Dukakis Performing Arts Center |
1050 Westminster Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
|Cost:||$26 to $35|
|Sponsored by:||GFA Federal Credit Union and Leominster Credit Union.|
The Kruger Brothers join the Thayer Symphony Orchestra with their New American Style of Bluegrass music on Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30 p.m. at the Dukakis Performing Arts Center of Monty Tech School in Fitchburg.
This is the final concert of TSO's 35th season and is being sponsored by Fidelity Bank. Aubuchon Hardware is the Guest Artists' Sponsor, the Maestro Sponsor is Enterprise Bank and IC Federal Credit Union will sponsor a post-concert reception to which all concert attendees and sponsors are invited. Underwriters for this concert are GFA Federal Credit Union and Leominster Credit Union.
The Kruger Brothers' sound is both intense and tranquil, it's classic, classy and classical, and it's jazzy and grassy -- all at the same time.
Born and raised in Switzerland, Jens and Uwe Kruger have been performing professionally since 1973. After playing for twenty years throughout Europe in various styles and venues, Uwe on guitar and Jens on banjo, the brothers invited bassist Joel Landsberg to join them, and the three musicians formed the acoustic trio audiences around the world know as the Kruger Brothers.
The Kruger Brother performances are exciting, calming, entertaining and spontaneous, reflecting their sheer joy in playing music. Their virtuoso playing combined with the manner in which they interact with each other and with their audience makes their music uniquely special. The Kruger Brothers' musical style defies definition, encompassing all styles of music through their personal individual development, classical European musical influences, and love of the American spirit. Combine it all together and the result is what can only be described as new American music.
Tickets for the TSO concerts range in price from $26 to $35 and may be purchased by calling the TSO at 978-466-1800 X11. Visit are website www.thayersymphony.org for further information.
|More Information:|| Website: http://www.thayersymphony.org/|