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“Schoenberg & More” and “Electric Liederland” at Roots Music Project

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm MDT

Join us for a double feature as part of the Colorado Mahlerfest: Schoenberg & More + Electric Liederland

Double Header Concert

The first concert, a traditional chamber music concert , will begin at 7 PM and will last approximately 90 minutes without intermission. We will take a break of about 30 minutes while we reset the stage. We expect to have some pizza or another late-night snack food available for purchase, more details to be announced soon. At 9 PM, the second show will begin, Electric Liederland: Hendrix Meets Mahler!

Doors at 6PM
Schoenberg & More – 7PM
Electric Liederland: Hendrix Meets Mahler – 9PM

Full bar on premises; Plenty of free parking; Lyft and Uber friendly!

About Colorado Mahlerfest

Colorado MahlerFest is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1988 that presents an annual, weeklong festival celebrating the life and music of Austro-Bohemian romantic composer Gustav Mahler. A board of directors governs the organization, coordinates a variety of committees, and manages a small year-round staff. Staff and board work together to mount the festival as well as to secure and manage necessary resources.

About Roots Music Project Foundation

Roots Music Project Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit local music incubator based in Boulder, Colorado. We believe in the power of music to make the world a better place. All music starts locally. We empower artists, fans, and venues to connect and create a thriving and inspiring local music scene.

4747 Pearl St, Ste V3A Boulder, CO 80301 Search for “Roots Music Project” on google maps.

“See you at Roots!”

Schoenberg & More – 7PM

-SCHOENBERG | Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4
-MITZE | Seesaw
-LANZILOTTI | Silhouette, Mirror
-PERKINSON | Blue/s Forms
-PERKINSON | Louisiana Blues Strut: A Cakewalk for Solo Violin

Alan Snow , Caroline Chin , & Sophia Szokolay , violin Lauren Spaulding & Aria Cheregosha , viola Kenneth Woods & Parry Karp , cello Tallā Rouge Duo

Arnold Schoenberg’s first major work, the string sextet Verklärte Nacht , is based on a poem by Richard Dehmel that describes a man and woman out walking on a cold night. The premiere on March 18, 1902 was met with some unfavorable reaction, perhaps attributable to anti-semitism. However, Schoenberg’s work impressed Mahler, who was in the audience that night.

Electric Liederland: Hendrix Meets Mahler – 9PM

-MAHLER arr. WOODS | Symphony No. 9 (First Movement)
-ELGAR arr. WOODS | Cello Concerto ( Malvern Hills Melancholy )
-WOODS | Life:Time
-HENDRIX | Machine Gun
-WOODS | Cliffs of Penarth
-MAHLER arr. WOODS | The Farewell ( Der Abschied )

Program subject to change Additional jamming may take place
Kenneth Woods, guitar Dave LeRoy Biller , bass and guitar Michael Karcher-Young , bass and drums Michael Baker , drums

In a collection of writings assembled by his friends and representing the closest thing we have to an autobiography, Jimi Hendrix listed Mahler as one of his influences and referenced having many Mahler recordings. He wrote about segregation and being persecuted, themes familiar to Mahler himself. He also wrote about wanting to pioneer a new sound. He told singer-songwriter Patti Smith he wanted to create a music unlike anything he’d written, or anyone had heard before.

With Hendrix’s affection for, and similarities to Mahler, and with our own artistic director possessing unique skill on the guitar, this concert feels like a natural fit. Come and hear what Hendrix might have sounded like if he ever played Mahler’s music. And experience the genius of Kenneth Woods in a way you have never seen it before.


May 17
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm MDT
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Roots Music Project
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