2017, September, 23, 7:30 PM

Tickets are $12.00 each.
All proceeds go to the performers.

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The Program:

Ginger Ibex is a classical/rock crossover band from Cambridge MA that makes use of strings, piano, and guitar along with a wealth of ethnic influences and selected classical chops to create a sound that is as hard to classify as it is beguiling. Tonight's show will include original instrumental compositions and songs, as well as selected covers. Click here to hear their music.

The Musicians:

Mel Fitzhugh will open the night performing original pieces and covers on guitar with vocals.

Melika Fitzhugh is a multi-talented musician and composer (A.B. Harvard-Radcliffe: Music Theory and Composition, M.M. Longy School of Bard College: Composition). Mel was the 2014 winner of both the Longy orchestral and commencement processional/recessional composition competitions, and has composed music for film and stage. She enjoys playing a variety of instruments for folk dance ensembles, rock bands and world/early music groups, including: violin/viola; acoustic guitar/bass; recorders; flute; hand percussion including dumbek/djembe/kahoun.

Ginger Ibex members include:

Sharon Crumrine (piano/vocals) - One of Sharon's earliest influences was Beethoven, whose music alternately rocks the world or moves listeners to tears with its dark lyrical beauty. She was also deeply affected by the Romantic Classical composers (Schubert, Rachmaninoff), Impressionistic composers, Middle Eastern modes, Tango and contemporary Rock. She created Ginger Ibex to perform her original compositions. Sharon was awarded a "Meet the Composer" grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts (nefa.org) to support the composition and arrangement of her original music for use by mimedancer Karen Montanaro's dance "The Journey".

Betty Widerski (6-string mezzo viola/melodica) - Betty's radically eclectic background (Classical gone Irish Punk/Rock/Improv) and endless creative and technical ability on a wide variety of stringed and other instruments give Ginger Ibex a powerful yet lyrical sound. She also composes and arranges pieces for Ginger Ibex - her composition "Late Night Guilt" was chosen as the sound track for the video introduction of 2014 Hugo Award designers Spherical Magic at the World Science Fiction Convention in London.

Mel Fitzhugh (violin/guitar/vocals) - Mel's wide range of instrumental skills plus her love of Balkan music in odd meters make her ready for any musical style Ginger Ibex explores. She also contributes compositions for the band, usually in 5/8 or 7/8.

Go to Ginger Ibex's web site.

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