According to Early Music City, good music is good music. In this spirit they brought their signature variety of genres — from old English lute songs to music by a prominent abolitionist, along with a spiritual in the holiday spirit.
Mandolin player Mike Compton is a self-described connoisseur of special days; he’s especially a fan of National Root Canal Appreciation Day and Lost Sock Memorial Day. Since his visit to Live In Studio C corresponded with Bad Day Day, he kicked off his set with some blues.
Duo Versal’s pairing of soprano saxophone with classical guitar brought third-stream jazz to Studio C on a crisp fall Tuesday. Belmont faculty members Alex Graham and Paulo Oliveira made their Studio C debut.
- Edu Lobo, arr. Paulo Oliveira: Ponteio
- Ralph Towner, arr. Paulo Oliveira: Icarus
- Ralph Towner: Beneath the Evening Sky
- Paulo Oliveira: Northern Lights
- Paulo Oliveira: Fender Bender
Adding double bass to the traditional string quartet format allows the Avila Soul String Quintet a whole new vocabulary of harmony and rhythm. They brought their bowing and chopping to Studio C this week.
Choral ensemble Variant 6 brought local music from their native Philadelphia, alongside a piece from Monteverdi’s fouth book of madrigals, as well as some surprising overtone singing, all to Studio C.