Enjoy light fare and drinks Saturday, July 20 on Dragon Rock’s terrace at Manitoga, the modernist home, studio and woodland garden of Russel Wright (1904-1976). A guest appearance by composer and trumpeter Ben Neill with musician David Rothenberg will enliven the mid-summer’s eve from 5 to 7 p.m. as they perform a duo-eclecto jazz set.
The event is free for Manitoga members with a $20 donation for non-members. Space is limited. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.com. Park at the public lot at 584 Route 9D and walk the Quarry Pond path up to the house and studio. This is a rain or shine event. Please wear appropriate walking shoes.
About Ben Neill
Composer and trumpeter Ben Neill has been called “a creative composer and genius performer” by Time Out London. Neill’s music blends influences from electronica, jazz and minimalism. In 2010, his music theater work Persephone was presented at the BAM Nest Wave Festival, and he has performed extensively in a wide variety of international settings including Lincoln Center, Spoleto Festival, Italy, Istanbul Jazz Festival and the Edinburgh Festival UK. Neill has recorded nine CDs and has been featured on numerous compilations including Wired Magazine‘s Music Futurists.
About David Rothenberg
David Rothenberg has written and performed on the relationship between humanity and nature for many years. He is the author of Why Birds Sing, Thousand Mile Song and most recently, Bug Music, on insects and music. Rothenberg is also a composer and jazz clarinetist, and he has nine CDs out under his own name. He has collaborated with artists worldwide.
For more information about Manitoga and upcoming events, visit russelwrightcenter.org or call 845-424-3812.