Vermont’s own APEX Ensemble will bring works by Vermont composers to the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 24, at 7:00 pm. For tickets visit www.SprucePeakArts.org.
The APEX Ensemble is a horn driven musical experience sure to invigorate your mind, body and soul! Their February 24 concert has been 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.
Composers Bruce Sklar, Patricia Julien, Ira Friedman, Erik Nielsen and Brian Boyes will all be in attendance or performing in the concert, and will participate in a meet and greet after the concert in the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center lobby.
Led by Waterbury musician and music educator, Dan Liptak, 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 Ensemble 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) and Stefanie Weigand (vocalist).
Tickets for APEX Ensemble – Works by Vermont Composers are $20-$28. One free kids ticket is offered with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket, enter the code KIDSFREE at checkout. Spruce Peak Arts Members receive a 10-20% discount off purchases and an array of other Member benefits. Memberships start at just $75, become a Member today! Tickets may be purchased online by visiting www.sprucepeakarts.org or by calling the Ticket Office at 802-760-4634.