Pegasus Early Music's season opener features works for viol

Pegasus Early Music's season opener features works for viol

The early string instrument known as the viol (rhymes with “smile”) can frequently be found in Renaissance and Baroque art, usually in the hands of princesses, saints, or angels. For Pegasus Early Music’s September 22 concert “Viol3,” however, three viols will be in the hands of musicians Beiliang Zhu, Lisa Terry, and David Morris.


JAM BAND-JAZZ | John Medeski's Mad Skillet

If you thought you heard some NOLA sizzlin' in John Medeski's Mad Skillet, you'd be right. One-third of Medeski Martin & Wood, the wild keyboardist shoehorns some Big Easy guns – saxophonist Kirk Joseph and drummer Terence Higgins, both from Dirty Dozen Brass Band – into this side project.

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JAZZ | Gray Quartet

The Spirit Room has joined the ranks of Rochester-area venues including 80W and Via Girasole Wine Bar in hosting weekly jazz concerts featuring local musicians. Every Tuesday, The Spirit Room hosts the Jazz Session Series, featuring the talented Eastman School of Music students and alumni in the Gray Quartet.

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STEEL GUITAR | Susan Alcorn

This ain't the typical home to roam for the pedal steel. There's no country twang or deep dish blues.

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GRUNGE FOLK | Aaron DeRuyter and The Confluence

Former frontman of the late 90's post-grunge band Pompous Pilate, local singer-guitarist Aaron DeRuyter expands the boundaries of Americana music by combining acoustic and electronic elements. He released his sophomore album "Astral" in 2016, and performs solo and with a rotating collective of musicians known as The Confluence.

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BOSSA NOVA | Bossa Nova Bradley Brothers

Bossa nova's kind of laid-back like a gentle breeze, but once it migrated from Brazil to our shores in the 1960's, it never quite let go. Everyone knows "The Girl from Ipanema" and the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim, but there's so much more.

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INDIE ROCK| Stolen Jars

The Brooklyn indie rockers of Stolen Jars are as meditative as they are catchy. It's no wonder their music has wandered its way into iPad ads and Disney movies.

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ROOTS | Ward Hayden and the Outliers

They call it a passion project. With the release of their latest album, "Can't Judge a Book," Ward Hayden and the Outliers give love and shine a light on the spiritual origins of this Beantown-based band.

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Josh Netsky has been a staple of the Rochester music scene for the better part of a decade. With the widespread success of his band Maybird, Netsky has been industriously writing, recording and touring, splitting time between Upstate NY and Brooklyn.

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