Friday, February 20th at 7pm in Aachen,
Germany, the String Art Band will
perform a concert featuring a variety
of music from jazz to Irish folk,
waltzes to tangos, and classical to
pop. This talented ensemble--which
also performed during OWB 2004--blends
wit and charm along with consummate
professionalism into its appearances,
playing an extensive repertoire of
tunes for the piano, violin, bass,
and guitar. Jimmy McHugh's "On
the Sunny Side of the Street"
segues into a "Waltz" by
Johannes Brahms, and Michel Legrand's
"The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"
gives way to "Besame Mucho"
by Consuello Velazquez.
Valentin Badiarov, a String Art Band
member who is a violin virtuoso (www.violinmusiker.de)
, has also organized the event both
years. Last year's concert featured
the String Art Band in conjunction
with Pesnyary, a well-known Belo-Russian
folk-rock group which was the first
Soviet rock band to visit the USA,
and which has played throughout Europe
for the past 30-plus years. They proved
to be a great attraction during the
2001 International Millennium Festival
in New York.
The String Art Band also donates its
time and talents to Bands-for-Benefit,
an OWB partner which stages benefit
concerts for fundraising to help worthy
causes. See the latest of their efforts
to help Asian tsunami survivors at
to Event page...