Danbury Concert Association Continues ‘23-‘24 Season With DCA Debut of Guitar Trio, The Great Necks Joined by Mandolin Player, Jacob Reuven
The Danbury Concert Association is well known for bringing exceptional programming to the area, and its 2023-2024 series continues that tradition. On Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m., the second concert of the current DCA season will feature The Great Necks guitar trio and mandolin soloist Jacob Reuven in a program featuring two world premieres: a new adaptation of Beethoven’s iconoclastic violin concerto in D major, for solo mandolin and guitar trio, and a new work, “A Thousand Lives,” by Mathias Duplessy.
The concert will take place in the 350-seat Veronica Hagman Concert Hall at the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on the Western Connecticut State University campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension. A meet-the-artist reception will follow the performance.
The Great Necks guitar trio — Matthew Rohde, Adam Levine, and Scott Borg — has enchanted audiences across the U.S. with whimsical and daring performances of some of the most riveting orchestral works of the last five centuries. Through its original arrangements, the trio stretches the conventions — and at times, the physical limits — of the guitar. (“These guys aren't afraid to shake things up and take chances,” Classical Guitar Magazine wrote.)
Jacob Reuven, one of today’s foremost mandolin virtuosos, is known for his precision and technical mastery. After conservatory studies in Israel, he has appeared with major orchestras there, at various international festivals, and under the batons of leading conductors on the world’s biggest stages.
Single tickets for the October 15 concert are $25 and may be purchased on Eventbrite a few weeks prior to the performance. Admission is free for ages 18 and under when reserved on Eventbrite, courtesy of the Danbury Cultural Commission. Go to wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com or, for questions, contact the WCSU box office at 203.837.8732.
The Danbury Concert Association’s 2023-2024 series will continue in the spring with The Essex Octet appearing on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 3 p.m. and the Neave Trio
, on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 3 p.m.
To learn more about the DCA or order a subscription to the series, see www.danburyconcert.org.