Upcoming Events

Sunday April 9th, 2016 6:30 pm

Higher Ground
1214 Williston Rd, South Burlington VT 05403
Tel: (802) 652-0777
Directions & Parking Info: click here

Ricochet Duo joins the Gregory Douglass Band and Cricket Blue for a night of evocative, inspiring, and energetic music making at Higher Ground, Vermont’s leading all-ages venue including 3 bars.
The evening begins with Ricochet Duo performing selections from its new Wired! program … featuring pianist Rose Chancler and Jane Boxall on marimba in duo and solo pieces, with and without electronics. From the inverted and reversed nursery rhymes of Martin Wesley-Smith‘s White Knight and Beaver to John Psathas‘ ED marimba piece One Study One Summary,and bits of Marc Mellits, Joshua Clausen and Steve Reich mixed in, Ricochet’s Wired! splits the difference between the concert hall and the confused dance floor.
Eclectic and electric.
Gregory Douglass‘ evocative, alternative sound blends “Rufus Wainwright´s opulent musicality and Justin Timberlake´s accessible soulfulness,” according to OUT Magazine. A Vermont native and Los Angeles transplant, Douglass has been coined “One of New England’s best-kept secrets,” by NPR’s Morning Edition
 
 If you’re in Burlington or New York’s North Country, you won’t want to miss this!

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PREVIOUS EVENTS

Monday November 7th, 2016 6:30 pm

Oak 45
45 Main St  Winooski VT 05404
Tel: (802) 373-4248
Directions & Parking Info: click here

It’s Election Eve 2016. As political mayhem has reached its peak, and the candidates have had their closing arguments … dread spreads across the land in anticipation of the next day. SO why not throw in the towel and break away from the glowing television, unplug your devices, and spend the evening at Oak 45 with Ricochet Duo in a special evening of friendly rivalary with the sounds of the hard to define group “Bad Smell.”

Oak 45 is a boutique bar with a serious wine list, yet not to be taken too seriously. Located on the winooski speedway, Oak45 features wine, beer, and specialty drinks in a mix of industrial and romantic; urban and rustic. An ideal place for the likes of Richocet Duo and Bad Smell.

The evening begins with Ricochet Duo performing selections from its new Wired! program … featuring pianist Rose Chancler and Jane Boxall on marimba in duo and solo pieces, with and without electronics.

Ricochet Duo‘s ‘Wired!’ features duo and solo pieces with and without electronics. From the inverted and reversed nursery rhymes of Martin Wesley-Smith’s White Knight and Beaver to John Psathas’ ED marimba piece One Study One Summary, ‘Wired!‘ splits the difference between the concert hall and the confused dance floor. Eclectic and electric.

Percussionist Jane then moves from marimba to drumkit to join Mr. Ray Fork on electrons to produce Bad Smell, a terrifying blend of synthpop, trance, faux-latin and disc-eaux. With the roar of the Winooski Speedway in the background, Oak45 will fill with the groan of tortured oscillators and the joyous thump of torsioned plastics.

For a few blessed moments … escape the political mayhem and join us!

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Sunday • November 6th, 2016 • 4:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship     
4 Palmer St  Plattsburgh NY  12901
Info:  (518) 578-2081  or  Ricochet.Duo.Info@gmail.com

Following the program debut in Brandon, VT the night before Ricochet Duo continues prepping its new program entitled Wired! for touring at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Plattsburgh, NY.

Ricochet Duo’s Wired! is a concert program for piano and marimba mixed with an electroacoustic element and brings works by a wide-range of composers together to explore the crossover between classical and contemporary styles, emphasizing rhythm and the interlocking of piano and marimba sounds. You’ll hear works by ten composers from around the globe including Joshua Clausen, Paul Elwood, Marc Mellits, Steve Reich, John Psathas, Teresa Procaccini, Hilary Tann, Alejandro Viñao, Takashi Yoshimatsu, and Martin Wesley-Smith. Wired! is best described as electric and eclectic.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Palmer Street venue is a local favorite known for bringing talented acts to audiences and provides a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere for Ricochet Duo’s new eclectic and energetic program. A meet and greet with the artists will follow the performance.

  • Open Seating | Tickets are $10 and Available at the Door.

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Saturday • November 5th, 2016 • 7:30 pm  

This concert is being rescheduled.

Brandon Music, presenter
Brandon Music Café
62 Country Club Rd  Brandon, VT 05733
Tel: (802) 247-4295

Ricochet Duo is delighted to breathe life into its new program, Ricochet WIRED!, at Vermont’s classical music haven, Brandon Music. Brandon Music is a place to indulge in diversions through an art gallery, a phonograph and vintage recordings display, an antiques and gift shop, and, of course, Ricochet Duo.

Ricochet WIRED! is an electroacoustic and minimalist program that explores the crossover between classical and popular styles, emphasizing rhythm and the interlocking of piano and marimba sounds. Presenting fresh music, which is best described as electric and eclectic, you’ll get to hear works by Alejandro ViñaoMarc Mellits, Paul Elwood, Steve Reich, and more. Join us as Ricochet Duo plugs in its new program!

Oh … by the way, if you arrive early, you can have dinner by the Brandon Music Café. Keep in mind dinners are served by reservation only, starting at 6:00 pm before the concert (click here for a sample menu).

Open seating | Tickets are $20

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Monday May 11th, 2015 5:00 pm

Taylor Time!, presenter
Taylor Music Center at Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308

Ricochet Duo will be Artist-in-Residence for  The Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College‘s third annual Adirondack Week. Opening the week-long festivities is a 50-minute Taylor Time! concert with music selections from Ricochet Duo’s The Woodswoman Project: a tribute to Anne LaBastille. Included on the program will be Hilary Tann’s “Solstice,” which was commissioned by Ricochet Duo for The Woodswoman Project. Dr. Tann is the John Howard Payne Professor of Music at Union College.

Open seating/ No Charge for Admission


Wednesday May 13th, 2015 7:00 pm

The Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College, presenter
GE Theatre at Proctor’s
432 State Street, Schenectady NY 12305
Box Office Info and Tel: (518) 346-6204 

The Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College presents Ricochet Duo with its multimedia program The Woodswoman Project: a tribute to Anne LaBastille as part of Union’s 2015 Adirondack Week festivities. 

Ricochet Duo’s The Woodswoman Project honors Anne LaBastille’s tireless work as an international environmentalist, author, and icon for women by way of weaving together music, sound, images, and light. The concert repertoire has been selected to celebrate and focus on four tenets of LaBastille’s work:  water … woods … birds … silence. 

The multimedia program includes stunning photography by acclaimed Adirondack photographers Mark Bowie, Carl Heilman II, and Shaun Heffernan.

Honoring the late Adirondack conservationist, self-proclaimed Woodswoman and friend and neighbor of Rose Chancler, Ricochet Duo’s pianist commissioned Hilary Tann—the John Howard Payne Professor of Music at Union College—to write a work for piano and marimba. The resulting piece, Solstice, draws directly on LaBastille’s writings and is the center piece of The Woodswoman Project.

The Woodswoman Project highlights two other works commissioned specifically for the Anne LaBastille tribute. Pianist Rose Chancler first met Anne LaBastille while walking the family dog, “Elvis.” Anne’s beautiful German Shepherd pup “Krispy-Creme” came running out of her house, with Anne frantically (and ineffectively) blowing a training whistle from behind. Krispy and Elvis struck up a wonderful friendship. Doug Opel’s piece Playtime with Elvis and Krispy captures this romp and delight inherent in being playful pals. Bill Pfaff’s composition entitled Lichen is more reflective of the inspiration found in the color variants of lichen on the ground as well as the song of the White-throated sparrow and composer’s creative response to the unusual world above the tree-line.

Additionally, the program includes On Curious Reflection which was written in 2009 for Ricochet Duo by New York’s Capital Region composer Rain Worthington and funded by a grant from New York Women Composers. Other works on the program are by Mikhail Glinka, Jens Schliecker and Nils Rower, Keiko Abe, Jesús Castillo, Akemi Naito, and Charles Tomlinson Griffes.

Come to the concert and join Rose and Jane for a free post-concert reception with wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres!

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