Kruger Brothers perform Appalachian Concerto at MerleFest 2011
The Appalachian Concerto is a work commissioned by the Ashe County Arts Council as part of their program to bring artists together in creative and collaborative ways, providing Ashe County with new and innovative works based in the arts culture of the region. The work highlights the range of the banjo as a solo instrument and showcases Jens Kruger's skills as composer and arranger.
Composed in 2010, the Appalachian Concerto is a work for banjo, bass, guitar, and string quartet. Innovative, challenging, and beautiful, the piece takes the ensemble playing the Kruger Brothers are famous for to an entirely new level of musicianship. From the first notes to the last cadence, the piece celebrates Appalachia—the history, the landscape, and the culture—in a way that only the Kruger Brothers can. A recording of the Appalachian Concerto was completed in spring, 2011.
Composed by Jens Kruger
Performed by The Kruger Brothers
Jens Kruger - Banjo
Uwe Kruger - Guitar
Joel Landsberg - Bass
Kevin Lawrence - 1st Violin
Stephanie Ezerman - 2nd Violin
Scott Rawls - Viola
Alex Ezerman - Cello
Taped live at MerleFest® 2011, Wilkesboro NC
Camera by Pat Anderson
Edited by Philip Zanon
Live mix by Philip Zanon
Footage used by permission of SF Schweizer Fernsehen
Special thanks to Audio Engineering Associates, Pasadena CA
for providing AEA A840 ribbon microphones
Produced by Philip Zanon
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