The Ricochet Duo
Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this concert has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Ricochet Duo, the collaboration between pianist Rose Chancler and percussionist Jane Boxall, perform their program called "Wired!", a new electroacoustic and minimalist concert program that explores the crossover between classical and popular styles, emphasizing rhythm and the interlocking of piano and marimba sounds. The duo will perform works by Joshua Clausen, Paul Elwood, Marc Mellits, Steve Reich, John Psathas, Teresa Procaccini, Hilary Tann, among others.
Chancler and Boxall joined forces to form Ricochet Duo in 2008 after Chancler advertised on Craigslist: “Seeking classical musicians for collaboration.” Since their debut on the Piano by Nature series in upstate New York, they have been actively performing throughout the United States. Ricochet Duo has performed at Indiana University Pennsylvania, Vermont's Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, the Chautauqua Institution, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Eastman School of Music, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Proctor's Theater in Schenectady (NY), Plattsburgh State University of New York, the historic Hand House in Elizabethtown (NY) and for the Summer Events at Salisbury Congregational UCC in Vermont.
Ricochet Duo is dedicated to celebrating the music of the 21st century and actively promotes and commission works by living composers. In 2009, Ricochet was awarded a New York Women Composer's grant for three new works by composers Rain Worthington, Joelle Wallach, and Faye-Ellen Silverman. They have crafted multiple programs over the course of their collaboration, ranging from a program of music by women composers to a broad-ranging selection of ragtime and tango music, as well as a tribute to the late Adirondack conservationist, self-proclaimed Woodswoman, author, and friend Anne LaBastille.
Award-winning percussionist Jane Boxall is “in a genre of one,” according to Seven Days magazine. Boxall keeps a busy performance schedule as a solo marimbist and drumset artist, working across diverse musical genres. She has appeared with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Prairie Ensemble and the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble. Boxall's compositions for percussion ensemble are widely performed from Texas to Hong Kong; her studio recordings have received radio airplay across the United States, on the BBC and on Dutch radio stations. Her recordings of Nancy Van de Vate's marimba compositions are released on the Naxos label. Boxall has shared stages and bills with Bradford Reed, Sheesham & Lotus, Vernon Reid, Myra Flynn, Gregory Douglass, The Life and Times, Brzowski, Cage, The Slackers, Les de Merle and Danny Seraphine. The News-Gazette says she is “a quintessentially natural performer… Incredible presence. Her body sings with movement and pure joy.” Finally, she is one of a very limited number of marimba artists worldwide to have developed an eight-mallet technique.
Rose Chancler is an active and wide-ranging pianist who, in addition to performing internationally, has given hundreds of concerts in over twenty-five American states. Rose frequently performs and records as a soloist and collaborative artist, while maintaining a lively teaching practice. Chancler's recent focus has been performing chamber music and presenting concerts in New York's Adirondack State Park as the Artistic Director and founder of the acclaimed music series Piano by Nature presented at the historic Hand House in Elizabethtown. In addition to a notable collaboration with top bassist Volkan Orhon, her additional chamber-music work has included performances with internationally-known artists Linda Rosenthal, Jeffrey Solow, Harvey Pittel, Carol Wincenc, and Broadway's George Hearn. Chancler was a faculty accompanist and coach at the Chautauqua Institution for many years as well as the acclaimed Meadowmount School of Music, and she has held teaching positions at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Baylor University School of Music, the University of Iowa School of Music, and Plattsburgh State University.
Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.
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