Tim Connell

WEEKEND: Eclectic sounds featured on mandolin Saturday with Tim Connell in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — The music of Brazil, Bach, the Beatles and then some will fill Room to Move, the yoga studio upstairs at 1008 Lawrence St., as mandolinist Tim Connell arrives Saturday evening.

Tickets for this 7 p.m. performance, also featuring seven-string guitar player Stuart Zobel, are $15 in advance via www.brownpapertickets.com or $20 at the door Saturday.

Connell, known for touring with Mike Marshall’s Ger Mandolin Orchestra, also has his own projects including Rio Con Brio and Stumptown Swing.

He’s spent many years putting together a set of solo arrangements for the mandolin, from Brazilian choros to Irish jigs, from the Beatles to Broadway show tunes.

“Tim couples these flights of expert picking with heartfelt American songs,” according to promoter Al Bergstein’s news release, “giving audiences an intimate window into his virtuosic yet emotional style and his deep passion for music and life.”

A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and a virtuoso mandolinist with more than 20 years’ professional performing experience, Connell is widely regarded as one of the top North American interpreters of the Brazilian choro style on the mandolin, Bergstein noted, adding that he’s developed his own voice for the instrument, described in a Mandolin Magazine cover story as “fiery and energetic, soulful and evocative.”

More in News

Two Thanksgiving Eve feasts set today

Two free community feasts are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula today… Continue reading

Jefferson County to lower Shine Road speed limit

Jefferson County commissioners approved a lower speed limit on… Continue reading

Housing agreement approved by Jefferson County, Port Townsend

The Jefferson County commissioners and the Port Townsend City… Continue reading

Ridership up on Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry

Ridership has greatly increased in the past year on… Continue reading

Clallam County taps chief financial officer

Clallam County has made a conditional offer of employment… Continue reading

Fire destroys poet’s Port Angeles home

A rural residence east of Port Angeles was destroyed… Continue reading

Series of six-hour closures planned for Hood Canal Bridge

Drivers are being advised to plan ahead for a series… Continue reading

Most Read