Guest Artist Concert: The Fourth Wall: 'Fruit Flies Like a Banana'
April 3, 2018
Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall
UMass Amherst Campus
The Department of Music and Dance presents a guest artist concert by 'The Fourth Wall', an ensemble in which musicians are also dancers and actors.
"Serious music by seriously talented musicians in a show that doesn't take itself seriously at all." - CBC
3 performers. 60 minutes. 20+ pieces. Music, theatre, and dance collide in this madcap variety show, and you choose the order. The Fourth Wall combines stellar musicianship with daring physicality to make music that leaps off the stage.
Praised for their 'deft choreography' (The Wall Street Journal), conservatory-trained flutist Hilary Abigana, bass trombonist C. Neil Parsons, and percussionist Greg Jukes have devised a new hybrid art form. They play while dancing a tango, hanging upside-down, or maneuvering atop fast-moving hover boards.
Musical offerings include Chopin on the aforementioned hover boards, exuberant homages to classical music favorites, pop covers stood on their heads, and breathtaking feats of acrobatics. Vaudeville is alive and well in Amherst.
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