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May 30 , 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ROSIN is a band of wolves dressed in formal attire. Drawing on elements of bluegrass, rock and jazz, ROSIN creates its own version of a string quartet. From upbeat Americana with orchestral accompaniments to classical arrangements with rock guitar riffs, members Jake Armerding (violin, mandolin, guitar), Annie Bartlett (violin, viola), Mina Kim (cello) and Zachariah Hickman (double bass) fuse the personality of each player’s diverse influences and expertise to create their unique sound.
In their own words:
IT’S NOT CLASSICAL MUSIC — IT’S DISREPUTABLE CLASSICAL MUSIC.
We know what the rules are. We just like breaking them. We’re here to create art, and our one purpose is to move people, to change their lives a little bit in the way only art can, and we don’t let propriety get in the way of that. We shrug at labels. We throw aside convention for convention’s sake and relentlessly pursue the music that makes us shout, grin, laugh or cry. Everything else is just details.
We love instrumental music. And too often, instrumental music is a beautiful and talented lady confined to a luxurious but dreary castle. Our mission is to storm that castle and rescue that lady, placing her beside us on a valiant steed and riding off to conquer someplace a lot more aggressive — say, the sweaty heart of Mexico City or the gritty streets of the Lower East Side. Her dress will probably get dirty, her hair might get messed up, she will whoop and cheer in decidedly unladylike fashion, and she will have the time of her life.
In the end, we love music, and we play it like someone’s going to take it away from us when the show is over.
“ROSIN’S BREAKING THE RULES, AND THEY DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS; JUST CALL THEM THE BAD BOYS (AND GIRLS) OF CLASSICAL
(Track Review, December 2016) – ELMORE MAGAZINE
Presented by Irene Bareau, Green Mountain Inn, Town of Stowe; Whip Bar & Grill; Radio Vermont Group and The Stowe Reporter