Cologne Trio

Cologne Guitar Trio album cover
Laura Young

The Cologne Guitar Trio from Germany will perform their arrangement of La belle excentrique by the eccentric but innovative French composer Erik Satie.  The eccentric beauty of the title refers to a dancer at the Theatre des Champ-Elysees in 1920 who was called Mademoiselle Carathis.  This engaging and lively work evokes the music-hall setting of the time in Paris.

The next Fretworks for Labor Day weekend and the second week of September will begin with a rousing rendition of George Gershwin's Three Preludes for Piano arranged for four mandolins and performed by the Modern Mandolin Quartet.