Naked Lore is a trio dedicated to the performance of new music with ancient origins. Led by trumpet player and composer Ben Holmes and featuring Brad Shepik on guitar and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion, the group’ melodies, harmonies and rhythms combine in a dance that’s both spontaneous and tightly orchestrated.
Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell have collaborated for the last 6 years to create new arrangements and compositions for the unusual instrumentation of trumpet and accordion. Drawing on their experiences in the folk music of eastern Europe, classical piano repertoire, American pop songs, their repertoire also showcases their own compositional sensibilities. They'll be playing some brand new music this time around, conceived of intercontinentally (Patty lives in Germany) but executed quite locally (assuming you, the reader, are near Brooklyn).
Sunday Feb 4th - Naked Lore @ City Winery's Klezmer Brunch Series
Sets at 11 AM & 12:30 PM Brunch Available!
155 Varick Street, New York, NY
THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET. The Erik Satie Quartet is a wind group whose focus of repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times, and beyond. The four lithe and muscular voices present music that is unique and strange for the uninitiated, yet with warmth and humanity at its core. Repertoire is drawn from the works of Milhaud, Auric, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten, Durey, Sibelius, and of course the Velvet Gentleman himself. Featuring arrangements by leader and trombonist Ron Hay, the group includes Alex Hamlin (bari sax/clarinet), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet/flugelhorn)
Clarinetist Michael Winograd and trumpeter Ben Holmes have performed with a veritable Who's Who of the klezmer world. In this afternoon performance, they present a set of works in progress in, composed firmly within the klezmer idiom but assertively confronting its boundaries. This month's installment will feature Matt Pavolka on bass and Will Holshouser on accordion.