Upcoming performances with the Vitali Ensemble:
Two contrasting programs of wonderful and rarely performed music from 17th century Italy, for Baroque Cello and Baroque Guitar.
Sunday March 13th, 3pm.
The Chapel at 2nd Congregational Church, 139 E. Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT
Wednesday March 16th, Noon.
St Pauls on the Green, 60 East Ave, Norwalk CT
A recent performance by Cellist Charlie Rasmussen and Guitarist Meredith Connie of Vitali Ensemble:
At the Milford Society for the Arts. A student ensemble will be performing a new composition of mine for guitar trio, Bunyip, and I will be performing three works by Mertz, here’s a sneak peak video
I am pleased to announce that the World Premiere of Seattle Colors for Viola, Cello and Guitar, in April of 2015, has resulted in a recording of a rehearsal available to view on video and a score available on the Store page.
Concerts in April 2015
Saturday April 4th, 5pm. TESS school 112 Main St Norwalk CT 06851
Fairies, Monsters and Wild Animals. Works by J.K. Mertz, Jim Ferguson, Phillip Houghton and Meredith Connie, with guests Nick Revel on Viola and Sara Bennett Wolfe on Cello.
Wednesday April 15th, lunchtime concert 12:15. St Paul’s On the Green, 60 East Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851
Solo guitar works by J.K. Mertz, Jim Ferguson, Phillip Houghton and Meredith Connie.
Here is a recent video of Frankenstein Meets the Jazzman by Jim Ferguson, programmed for the upcoming concerts.
There’s many things to be looking forward to over the next few months.
First, Meredith will be a guest clinician and coach at the Contemporary Music Festival of Weston, MA, where the students of Rivers School will perform selections from her composition for Narrator and Guitar, In the Wild.
In April Meredith will be performing two concerts:
Saturday 4th, 5pm, 112 Main St. Norwalk: in concert performing solo and chamber works with guests Nick Revel on Viola and Sarah Bennett Wolfe on Cello for the World Premiere of new composition Seattle Colors
Wednesday 15th, lunchtime concert, St Paul’s On the Green, 60 East Ave, Norwalk, CT; Monsters, Fairy Tales and Wild Animals: solo guitar music.
Here is a recent video with colleague Gretchen Grube from music school TESS, performing the first of many collaborations,
Grand Duo Concertante
After joining the faculty at TESS, Talent Education Suzuki School in Norwalk, CT, Meredith will shortly play her first concert performance in Connecticut at a Faculty recital at the TESS school facility.
Join her and fellow faculty member Charlie Rasmussen on
Saturday September 13th, 2pm
112 Main St, Norwalk, CT.
Please join Meredith and colleagues for a concert on
Friday 18th July, 7:30pm
Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Avenue SW
It will be a concert of solo guitar works and chamber works, featuring
Cello and Guitar duos with Chris Worswick
Guitar and Trumpet duos with George Steward
Guitar duets with Omar Oyarzabal
Hope to see you there!
Come join us at Magnolia Church of Christ for a concert of solo guitar and chamber music for guitar and strings:
2pm, Sunday June 1st
Magnolia Church of Christ
3555 W. McGraw St
Meredith Connie (guitar) and Chris Worswick (cello) present a program of music for guitar solo, guitar and cello duos, including the stunning Luminance (Nathan Kolosko) and Sonata by Brazilian composer Radames Gnattali. Audiences have responded very warmly to this unusual chamber combination that brings together two respected Seattle musicians. Solo guitar works include Le Decameron Noir by Cuban Composer Leo Brouwer. In addition they will present a rarely performed guitar concerto by 18th century guitar composer Mauro Guiliani for guitar and string quartet.
Thank you to everyone who made the launch of Sol Y Sombras a wonderful success!
There is one more concert to celebrate the release:
Sunday March 9th http://theroyalroomseattle.com/
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S., Seattle. Free.
The show starts at 7:30pm, Scrape (String Ensemble) will play first and Meredith (with Chris Worswick on cello) will play afterwards at around 8:30pm
Here’s a video of my new composition for Trumpet and Guitar, premiered on Friday 21st of March 2014. George and I recorded it a few days ago.