MUSIC : Chamber duo PluckStruck to perform Monday in Mayville
Chamber duo PluckStruck will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Mayville (N.D.) Congregational United Church of Christ in a public concert titled "A Time to Give Thanks."...
Chamber duo PluckStruck will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Mayville (N.D.) Congregational United Church of Christ in a public concert titled "A Time to Give Thanks."
The event will be followed by an open dessert bar. A freewill offering will be accepted to benefit the Grassroots Arts Council.
PluckStruck is a chamber music ensemble featuring classical guitarist Jeff Anvinson and vibraphonist James Popejoy of Grand Forks performing an eclectic selection of jazz and classical music.
Monday's concert will offer a mix of classical and jazz favorites, music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gabriel Faure and Erik Satie, as well as jazz standards Vernon Duke's "Autumn in New York" and Erroll Garner's "Misty." Also featured: "A 'Jazzy' Four Seasons," including music by Freddie Hubbard, George Gershwin and Johnny Mercer in a medley with a holiday favorite.
Anvinson and Popejoy have performed together for seven years, including at the North Dakota Arts and Humanities Summits, North Dakota Music Educators Association conferences, UND Music Department faculty recitals, Town Square Farmers Market, Grand Cities ArtFest, First Night and the summer concert series at North Dakota Museum of Art, as well as for receptions and at local coffeehouses and restaurants.
Anvinson is a lecturer in music at UND, where he teaches music theory, aural skills, applied guitar, classroom guitar, guitar pedagogy and directs the guitar ensemble. He has taught more than 22,000 private music lessons to date. His training as a guitarist has been with six teachers and includes performances in master classes led by Sharon Isbin and Neil Archer Roan.
Popejoy is director of bands and associate professor of music at UND, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and University Band, and instructs courses in graduate and undergraduate conducting and a rotation of classes including instrumental literature, methods and materials, rehearsal techniques and jazz pedagogy.
The Grassroots Arts Council was formed in 2006 to coordinate, promote and encourage the arts to enrich the quality of life, economic development and education in Mayville, Portland, N.D., and surrounding communities.