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APEX Ensemble – Works by Vermont Composers

Saturday, February 24, 7:00pm

KIDS FREE! One free kids/student ticket with each paid adult ticket. Seat must be selected at the time of purchase. Enter the code KIDSFREE at checkout.

The APEX Ensemble is a horn driven musical experience sure to invigorate your mind, body and soul!  This February they present a specially crafted show just for our stage — featuring the music of Vermont composers and arrangers.  Blending the genres of jazz, big band, rock and world music, the concert takes the audience on a musical journey showcasing some of Vermont’s most exciting contemporary music including composers: Brian Boyes, Erik Nielsen, Patricia Julien, Ira Friedman, Bruce Sklar, Kyle Saulnier and Rob Morse

Please join us for a meet & greet with composers Bruce Sklar, Patricia Julien, Ira Friedman, Erik Nielsen and Brian Boyes after the concert.

The APEX Ensemble features Vermont’s best non-traditional musicians, who have performed with groups such as the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band, TURNmusic, Saturn People’s Sound Collective, Movement of the People, The Renegade Groove, Too Hot To Handle, Afinque, Kat Wright’s Soul Band, Vermont Jazz Ensemble, The Vermont Symphony Orchestra amongst others.

APEX includes:

Dan Liptak – Tenor saxophone/Soprano saxophone
Evan Crandell – Alto saxophone/Flute
Jessica Friedman  – Bari saxophone/Bass Clarinet
Brian Boyes – Trumpet
Nate Reit – Trombone
Matt Harpster – Guitar
Ira Friedman – Piano and keyboards
Pat Markley – Bass
Nic Cannizzaro – Percussion
Andy Gagnon – Percussion
Stefanie Weigand – Vocalist

Media support from Vermont Public Radio