‘Soul Of The Cello’

‘Soul Of The Cello’

‘Soul Of The Cello’

Weston’s Church on the Hill presents ‘Soul of the Cello,’ with cellist Eugene Friesen.

Weston’s Church on the Hill presents ‘Soul of the Cello,’ with cellist Eugene Friesen.

On Saturday evening, 7:30 p.m., September 14, the Church on the Hill in Weston, Vermont presents ‘Soul of the Cello,’ a solo evening with cellist Eugene Friesen.

Friesen’s life in music is full of contrasts and paradox. He grew up in a Mennonite church in California during the cultural shift of the 1960’s, and attended the Yale School of Music, and performed internationally with the Delos String Quartet while simultaneously making recordings with saxophonist Paul Winter,

Friesen displays the cello’s heart and its soaring melodic qualities in stirring originals, works by J.S. Bach and rocking improvisations. His experience playing with drummers from all over the world and jamming with poets, dancers and actors has moved him to transcend the traditional use of the cello, with voice, lightning-fast double-handed plucking techniques, bold glissandi, percussive bow work and bringing multi-layered textures and rhythms with electronics and laptop computer.

The Church on the Hill, also known as “The Music Church” because of its simplistic beauty and outstanding acoustics, is located at 29 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston, VT. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door or in advance at the Village Green Gallery, 661 Main Street, Weston.

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