Jazz String Ensemble Slated for Evening Performance, Daytime Workshop for Students

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Considered one of the nation’s pre-eminent jazz string ensembles, the String Trio of New York will be at SUNY Orange on Friday, March 2, to conduct a student workshop in the afternoon and perform a free concert at 8 p.m. that night in the College’s Orange Hall Theater.

Musicians John Lindberg, Rob Thomas and James Emery comprise the trio, which has combined its unique blend of jazz and contemporary music with a commitment to education and musical outreach programs. The group will conduct a workshop with SUNY Orange students at Noon on March 2 in Orange Hall in advance of that evening’s performance.

The evening concert will include a broad repertoire of original works, commissioned pieces by diverse contemporary composers and original arrangements of classic jazz compositions. Comprised of various members over its 28-year existence, the String Trio of New York has released 16 albums, many of which have garnered critical acclaim.

The Jazz Times once bestowed the following praise on the group, “… no individual or ensemble has done more to demystify chamber jazz, and to realize its potential for warmth, sensuousness and beauty…than the String Trio of New York.”

Lindberg has toured worldwide and has released 25 solo albums featuring his work on the bass, while Thomas has carved a reputation as one of the most highly regarded jazz violinists of his generation. Emery, who plays guitar, has performed in more than 25 countries.

In 2003-04, the Trio presented a highly successful joint residency program at SUNY Ulster and in the town of Warwick, N.Y., which totaled 23 events over a nine-month period.

The String Trio of New York’s concert at SUNY Orange is sponsored by the College’s Arts and Communications Department. For more information, call (845) 341-4787. Orange Hall Theater, located in Orange Hall, is universally accessible. General parking is available in the college parking lot at the intersection of Wawayanda and Grandview avenues.

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Mike Albright
Communications Officer
115 South Street
Middletown, NY 10940