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Saw Playing Workshop at Will Rogers
August 14 @ 3:00 pmFree
On Wednesday, August 14th at 3:00 p.m., at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, concert musician Gregor Kitzis will demonstrate and teach how to play a musical saw. Bring your own (one from your workshop will do) or you can play on a saw that will be provided. Saws that play best are 26” in length and make a sound when the handle is shaken.
Gregor Kitzis, a founding member and first violinist of The Ouluska Pass Chamber Music Festival in Saranac Lake, N.Y., has performed and recorded with orchestras including The Orchestra of St. Lukes, Blanche Moyse’s New England Bach Festival, Concordia, Long Island Philharmonic and Bang On A Can’s Spit Orchestra. Gregor has performed with new music groups including, Modern Works, Ensemble 21, North/South Consonance, Essential Music, Common Sense, The Group for Contemporary Music, and the Crosstown, Xenakis and S.E.M. Ensembles. He has also performed with many bands, including Songs from a Random House, Gawk, Church of Betty and Voltaire.
Additionally, Gregor has performed nationally on venues such as Saturday Night Live, Live From Lincoln Center, the David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Rosie O’Donnell and Jay Leno Shows, as well as new music and jazz festivals throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. He has worked with artists ranging from David Bowie, Anthony Braxton, Elliot Sharp, Paul McCartney and Don Byron to John Cage, Morton Feldman, Elliot Carter, James Taylor and George Crumb.
This program is free and open to the public. For information, please call (518) 891-7117.