A ‘warped’ experience

Nassau Music Society (NMS) is emerging from behind the walls at The Current at Baha Mar and St. Paul’s Church Hall, and taking the music to the people with a jitney ride for the ages that will feature the cross-genre chamber music sounds of the Warp Trio – a combination of Juilliard-trained members juxtaposed with members steeped in jazz and rock styles.

This one-of-a-kind trio that performs classical works in prestigious concert halls and has headlines standing room only shows will be performing today on a 12B jitney running between Sandyport and Downtown between 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon.

The musical jitney ride takes place before the trip heads back to the NMS regular schedule which will have them perform “Black Voices” at The Current on Saturday, February 29 with a 7 p.m. concert, and their “Warp Classics” on Sunday, March 1 at St. Paul’s Church Hall at 5 p.m.

“Black Voices” is a concert program that integrates classical, jazz, hip-hop and spoken word, presenting works by African-American artists. NMS and Warp Trip in celebration of Black History Month will present the program.

Originally created in conjunction with the award-winning emcee LiKWuiD, the program consists of poetry as well as original spoken word material, complemented by music by Duke Ellington, William Grant Still, Harry Burleigh and original compositions by Warp Trio.

Bahamian actor and educator Dion Johnson will perform the spoken word segments of this presentation of “Black Voices”.

The Warp Trip will present traditional chamber music concert featuring works grounded in the classical canon, with some modern surprises for good measure on Sunday at St. Paul’s Church Hall – Beethoven and Arensky, a Bossa Nova interlude and other surprises will be the order of the day for this concert which NMS members say will engage audiences of any age and lovers of all forms of music

Both concerts will run just over one hour with no intermission. The artists will host a meet and greet after the concerts.

Tickets are $35 NMS members, $40 members and $10 students. Tickets can be purchased at the NMS website, or Custom Computers locations at Cable Beach, Old Fort Bay Town Centre and Cotton Tree Plaza, or at the door on the evenings of the concerts.


Warp Trio weekend

Today: Musical jitney ride on 12B

Saturday, February 29: “Black Voices” at The Current

Sunday, March 1: “Warp Classics” at St. Paul’s Church Hall

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