Cellos in Harmony: Purchase the CD
In Harmony: Harmonist Music for Our Time
The much anticipated CD is now available for purchase, in the Harmony Museum Shop,
by calling (724) 452-5509 or by using the Paypal Button below.
Cost is $15 plus $5 shipping.
You might recall that in September 2019 Grammy-award-winning cellist Eugene Friesen came to Harmony for a series of concerts and student workshops. Not only were students and audiences impressed with Mr. Friesen’s artistry, but Mr. Friesen was impressed by our performing spaces, especially the Wine Cellar and the Meetinghouse. So impressed, in fact, that Friesen returned to Harmony in August 2021 to record Harmonist Music and created a CD: In Harmony – Harmonist Music for Our Time.
With this CD we will preserve and promote the Harmonist musical tradition, re-imagine Harmonist music for 21-century ears, and create a finished product that will bring this music to a much broader audience.
Four-time Grammy Award-winner Eugene Friesen is active internationally as a cellist, composer, conductor and teacher. His unique original repertoire and improvisational style has been featured in concerts internationally with the Paul Winter Consort, and with Trio Globo (Howard Levy, Glen Velez and Friesen). Eugene has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” has recorded artists as diverse as Dream Theater, Will Ackerman, and Dar Williams, and is a pioneer in the teaching of improvisation to classically-trained musicians. His book, Improvisation for Classically Trained Musicians (Hal Leonard/Berklee Press) was published in 2012. He is an artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and Professor of Music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he founded and directs the genre-busting string orchestra, Berklee World Strings. More information on Eugene can be found online at: www.eugenefriesenmusic.com