"Seattle phenom" Jherek Bischoff performs one night only August 16 at BPA


Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents Jherek Bischoff & Friends

Friday, August 16 @ 7:30 p.m.

Called a "pop polymath" by The New York Times and a "Seattle phenom" by The New Yorker, Jherek Bischoff returns to his hometown of Bainbridge Island for the first time since the release of his acclaimed orchestral record "Composed" (Feat. David Byrne, Caetano Veloso and more).

The Bainbridge concert will feature some of Jherek’s dearest friends and collaborators, many of whom played on his record. A string quartet, clarinet, and percussion will accompany his performance on bass, ukulele and vocals. Assured that it will be an intimate and exciting concert, Jherek says, “These folks know my music inside and out and play it beautifully!”

Jherek’s BPA appearance will include a mixture of tunes from his record “Composed” as well as music that he was commissioned to write by Lincoln Center for the Kronos Quartet, and some ambient chamber music he composed last year.

Excited to be back on the Island performing in his home town, Jherek says, “I’ve had some pretty cool national press lately including a profile piece on Terry Gross' Fresh Air on NPR. Since then, a bunch of old friends have been reaching out and I’ve had a strong desire to return and give friends, family and the community a chance to hear in person what I have been doing all over the world."

Jherek is thrilled to join the Kronos Quartet in a performance (of his commissioned work) at the Lincoln Center on July 28 as part of their Out of Doors festival. Watch this video to learn how Jherek’s Island background helped shape him and his music: www.vimeo.com/66603302. Listen to his interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air: http://www.npr.org/2013/04/09/176591621/jherek-bischoff-crafts-a-symphonic-sound-on-composed. Visit Jherek online at www.jherekbischoff.com.

Jherek Bischoff & Friends appears at BPA one night only on Friday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $20 per person, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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