Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thursday October 4th @ 7:00 PM ~ Bach with Verse

Join us for a special concert event featuring double bassist Richard “Dobbs” Hartshorne of Bach With Verse. A superb instrumentalist and marvelous storyteller, Dobbs performs the Bach Cello Suites and take us along on his musical adventures in hilarious comedic stories. He discusses his transformative work bringing this music to children around the world in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Uganda as well as inmates in US prisons and will present a short documentary film about his tours. Come join us and see how music can change the world! Dobbs Hartshorne is a world-renowned double bass virtuoso, composer and storyteller. A graduate of The Julliard School and Oberlin Conservatory, Dobbs is a classically trained double bassist who brings a unique creativity to the art. Dobbs spent six years performing in Latin America with the Peace Corp as principal bass in several orchestras and was one of the designers of the free youth music program in Costa Rica. He was a member of the Apple Hill Chamber Players based in Sullivan, NH for 30 years bringing music to the worn-torn areas of Israel and Arab nations, Ireland, and the Caucasus Region through their Playing for Peace project and served as director of their summer festival. In 2004, Dobbs formed Bach With Verse, traveling extensively to bring music to underserved audiences in worn-torn areas. Free and open to all thanks to the Friends of the Hancock Town Library.

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