If you want to hear something new and unusual, be sure to attend the upcoming concert by the Free Marz String Trio. Artistic Director Bob Priest has put together a program that will bring the music of the spheres to your ears. Called "Constellations: Recent Music from the Outer Limits . . .," this concert features brand new works by Priest, Darol Anger (who used to play with the Turtle Island String Quartet, Marylhurst Professor John Paul, Thomas Daniel Schlee (an Austrian composer), and works you've probably never heard by avant-garde, Greek composer, Iannis Xenakis, and Benjamin Britten.
Members of the Marz String Trio are violinist Ines Voglar, violist Joel Belgique, and cellist Adam Esbensen. All three are also members of the Oregon Symphony.
The concert is free (reputedly underwritten by aliens) and will be presented on Friday, September 28 at 8 pm at the Community Music Center (3350 SE Francis St., Portland). A reception follows the concert.
BTW: last year's concert by the Free Marz Trio was standing room only. So, get there early if you want a seat.
I'll follow up this announcement with an interview with Priest closer to the date of the concert.