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Madera Vox to Bring Indie-Classical Music to St. Lawrence Tonight

An unusual configuration of oboe, bassoon, piano, percussion and voice is what makes Madera Vox unique, versatile and engaging. Venturing off into uncharted territory, the quintet has a distinctive sound, which comes from unexpected and often playful combinations of instruments and voice, coupled with an intelligent and entertaining mix of original compositions and arrangements.

Based in the Hudson Valley of New York, the indie-classical ensemble includes Oboist Keve Wilson, bassoonist Cornelia McGiver and pianist Sylvia Buccelli, Soprano Kelly Ellenwood, and percussionist David Gluck. Featuring compositions by Libby Larsen, Chick Corea, and Kurt Weill, Madera Vox performs music that spans generations and genres.

The group has performed extensively in the Northeast region, including Chamber Music America’s annual conference in Manhattan, and was invited to perform at the 2011 International Double Reed Society conference in Tempe, Ariz. Individually, members of the group have achieved critical success performing everywhere from Broadway to Carnegie Hall, overseas and on numerous recordings.

Madera Vox released their debut self-titled album in September 2009, and the group’s second recording, Insomniac Moonlight, is to be released in September 2013.

For more information on Madera Vox, visit www.maderavox.org.

The performance will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 in the Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall, Griffiths Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 315-229-5184.