Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7pm
Livestreamed from the River Arts Center
*This event is free to enjoy. Although the live event has passed, we are still accepting donations to help support our costs to put on this event. Thank you in advance for your support.
Graminy is an award-winning concert ensemble that fuses classical and grassroots music into a toe-tapping yet sophisticated style of Americana we call “class-grass.” Their performances are energetic and dynamic, with generous improvisation. They play from notes on the page, and they take them off the page into the spontaneity of the musical moment. Their instrumentation blends a classical string trio (violin, viola, and cello) with elements of a bluegrass rhythm section (mandolin, guitar and banjo) to create something, as one reviewer put it, “…both complex and immediate, elusive and apparent.”
Graminy presents original compositions that reflect themes of ecology and place. Their name derives from the botanical term for the grass family, Gramineae, as the music draws on the family of grassroots traditions, from all places and ecologies.