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Fri, Dec 3, 2021


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7:30pm
The Westerlies  (Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))

This arty brass quartet of childhood friends from Seattle mixes ideas from jazz, new classical, and Appalachian folk. Based in New York, the blend of two trumpets and two trombones navigates an array of venues and projects with the precision of a string quartet, the audacity of a rock band, and the charm of a family sing-along. Formed in 2011, the self-described "accidental brass quartet" takes its name from the prevailing winds that travel from the West to the East.

The Westerlies present "Wherein Lies the Good," works from their latest critically-acclaimed quartet album alongside a reimagining of Caroline Shaw's landmark string quartet Entr'acte. Imbued with the spirit of improvisation and a folk-like approachability, this concert presents The Westerlies at their best, cutting new trails across the vast expanse of the American musical landscape.

Works to include "Entr'acte" by Caroline Shaw, adaptations of music by the Golden Gate Quartet, music by Duke Ellington, and original compositions by The Westerlies, among other selections announced from the stage.

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Location: Fairchild Theatre
Price: Adult: $22, Senior: $20, Student: $12, ADA Adult: $22, ADA Senior: $20, ADA Student: $12
Sponsor: College of Music
Contact: Jayar Brenner
email pic msupr@msu.edu