Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Bluegrass in the world of classical music


On 28 June 2010 three members of Blue Railroad Train (F) - Thierry Lecoq, Sharon Lombardi, and Jean-Marie Redon - joined the internationally renowned violinist Gilles Apap in concert at the Künstlerhaus Boswil in Switzerland. This unique cultural centre is focused on the concert hall, a former church with outstanding acoustics which is often used for recording classical music.

The BRT members were invited by Gilles Apap to join him in the Boswiler Sommer festival, as part of a programme that included the Rastrelli Cello Quartet from Russia. Jean-Marie and Sharon report on their website that the classical-music audience gave the bluegrass part of the show a triumphal reception - as they had observed on their previous performances with Apap, one of which was featured on the European Bluegrass Blog on 3 April 2009.