The Sunday Social Series is done in collaboration with the Keene Heritage Commission and Keene Parks and Recreation Department. The series brings live music to local historic homes and buildings one Sunday afternoon per month. Along with a live concert, there are presentations on the historic importance of the concert venue as well as a talk on other local historic sites. All proceeds from this series go to the renovation fund for the Sumner Knight Chapel.
Suggested donation is $10.00, with proceeds going to the Sumner Knight Chapel Restoration Fund.
This session's performer is:
David William Ross is a guitarist of unique abilities, classically trained and deeply versed in jazz improvisation. An advocate of new music and genre stretching, David is continually seeking a wider audience and an expanded concept of venue for presenting music. Frequent collaborations with classical composers, folk/blues artists, and jazz musicians, as well as dancers, choreographers, and visual artists have all contributed to an enriched musical aesthetic as well as to an expanded sense of freedom in his playing, regardless of style or idiom. David has performed classical recitals throughout the United States and regularly performs jazz in broader New England. He has also premiered his own music for the guitar written to accompany dance for several companies including Dilettante Dance in Baltimore, MD and IBIT in Brattleboro, VT. He often participates in the creative process working with dancers throughout the process of bringing their work to life. David's work frequently explores the temporal dimension of music and challenges the listener's concept and perception of linearity and narrative. David also does frequent studio work including new music for nylon, steel-string, and electric guitars in both chamber and solo settings.