April 23, 2015 / 9pm
Music Hall of Williamsburg / 66 North 6th Street Brooklyn
WFUV presents San Fermin with Metropolis Ensemble
San Fermin, Band
Ellis Ludvig-Leone, Composer
Kristin Lee, Violin
Caitlin Mary Lynch, Viola
Caleb van der Swaagh, Cello
Burt Mason, Trombone
Jonathan Greenberg, Trombone
Andrew Cyr, Conductor
About the Concert
Metropolis Ensemble brass and string performers join forces with San Fermin, the eight-piece baroque pop band and the brain-child of the multi-faceted composer Ellis Ludvig-Leone, to create an expanded orchestral version of the new album.
Fittingly, Jackrabbit is filled with moments in which each member of the band is prominently featured: John Brandon (trumpet), Stephen Chen (saxophone), Rebekah Durham (violin/vocals), Michael Hanf (drums), Charlene Kaye (lead vocals), Tyler McDiarmid (guitar), and Allen Tate (lead vocals). The two discrete characters born by the debut album have been replaced by multiple personalities, treading new and difficult terrain.
This evolution is at the heart of Jackrabbit, a powerful record where moments beautiful, brutal and a bit of both produce songs that don’t know how to let you out of their clutches or console you with easy answers. At once lived-in and sophisticated, Jackrabbit feels a lot like real life—charmed, challenging, and wonderfully compulsory.