The Downtown Concert Series 7th season continues on November 19th with the most inventive and exciting young guitar ensemble today, Mobius Trio. The Trio exclusively performs music that they have commissioned. They seek to expand the guitar ensemble’s repertoire to encompass all of the myriad currents passing through contemporary art music. That work has been well received, with performances in some of the country’s best concert halls, acclaimed recordings, and even broadcasts on NPR.
Mobius Trio was formed in 2010 by guitarists Robert Nance, Mason Fish, and Matthew Holmes-Linder while studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. They started things off with a bang, commissioning and learning five pieces within the span of a couple of months, and performing many of those pieces at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Mobius Trio’s mission is to use the most popular, ubiquitous instrument in the world, the guitar, to create a new lexicon of music. They collaborate with composers and other musicians to commission pieces that reflect this beautiful musical schizophrenia: classical, punk, bebop, metal, folk, hardcore, and many other genres. One minute, they are premiering a new classical guitar trio by Brazilian guitar legend Sergio Assad, the next they’re using electric guitars to create a droning wave of feedback in Nick Vasallo’s Dark Matter.
Matt, Rob, and Mason are all accomplished, competition-winning guitarists in their own right, and they all live and work in San Francisco. Downtown Concert Series Artistic Director, Mark Hyczko, says, “It’s a phenomenal opportunity to hear Mobius live in one of their only concerts on the East Coast this season. They’re on the cutting edge of music today - commissioning works by some of the greatest living composers and using incredible effects for the unheard-of combination of three electric guitars. We’ve never had anything quite like it before!”
Tickets for individual concerts are $25 for adults and $10 for students 18 years and younger. St. Peter’s Church is located in downtown Freehold at 33 Throckmorton Street, Freehold, NJ. For additional information and to purchase tickets please visit our website at Downtownconcertseries.org or call 732~431~8383.