Music: Classical Crossover
Annie Moses Band
ANNIE MOSES BAND CONSISTS OF:
Annie Wolaver: Lead vocals/violin
Alex Wolaver: Vocals/viola
Benjamin Wolaver: Cello
Camille Wolaver: Harp/keyboard
Gretchen Wolaver: Violin/mandolin
Jeremiah Wolaver: Classical/electric guitar
Berklee Wolaver: Vocals
The Annie Moses Band's innovative sound has delighted audiences around the world - in record breaking numbers of airings on PBS and on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. Members of the band are aslo mostly members of the same family and are no strangers to musical innovations. Veteran composer, Bill Wolaver, weaves musical styles together into cinematic arrangements while the virtuosic siblings bring Juilliard-honed chops to Nashville-styled music-making. The colorful and moving songwriting reflects each member's diversity.
The Annie Moses band combines the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences, young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs. This is outstanding music.
Rhapsody In Bluegrass is a panoramic exploration of American music. Riding the rails from New York to Boston, George Gershwin struck gold when the sounds of the train inspired his masterpiece, Rhapsody In Blue.
"It was on the train," he wrote, "with its steely rhythms, its rattle-y bang that is so stimulating to a composer - I frequently hear music in the very heart of the noise... There I suddenly heard, and even saw on paper the complete construction of the Rhapsody, from beginning to end. I heard it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America, of our vast melting pot, of our unduplicated national pep, of our metropolitan madness."
Distilled from the industrial rhythms of a bustling world, Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue redefined genres and coined a sound quintessentially American. Following in the footsteps of this American giant, Rhapsody In Bluegrass fuses jazz, classical, and roots music to create one dynamic, genre-bending concert experience.
- 2008 Billboard Top 10 Classical Album - This Glorious Christmas
...old-fashioned musical pleasure served up with a virtuoso's flourish. iTunes
Annie Moses Band has a fresh sound that is imaginative and attentive to classic traditions but yet is accessible to all. Stephen Clapp, former Dean, Juilliard School, New York, NY
Undeniably accomplished... Robert Oermann, Music Historian and Critic, Music Row Magazine
...stunning virtuosity from these young musicians. Dallas Morning News
An eclectic blend of classical, jazz, folk, some Celtic undertones and even a new twist on a few more contemporary musical pieces - including innovative renderings of "Love Song" (Elton John) and "I Got a Name" (Jim Croce) - Pilgrims & Prodigals showcases the band's versatility and beautiful harmonies. Examiner.com
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Set List - Pilgrims & Prodigals
Set List - Rhapsody in Bluegrass
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