General Admission: $20.00
Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an annual international acoustic guitar and stringed-instrument makers’ festival. They have had great success working with both The Secret Trio, and Hubby Jenkins in the past, and are excited to invite them to play their first ever concert series at Maverick Concerts this Summer 2023. Both evenings will be unplugged, playing off the natural acoustics created by the wooden construction of Maverick’s historic hall, which holds a special sonic environment for live music. The two concerts have been made possible by a grant from the Bluestein Family Foundation, administered by Maverick Concerts, Inc. This budding concert series, with hopes for continued development in coming years, anticipates the twelfth edition of the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase, which will take place on October 13th -15th, 2023 at Bearsville Cente in Woodstock, NY.
The Secret Trio is made up of three astounding musicians, Ara Dinkjian, Ismail Lumanovski and Tamer Pınarbaşı who came together to create a new type of chamber music,combining the elements of sound, texture and rhythm with new and interesting approaches to their instruments. The group incorporates instruments such as the oud, clarinet, and kanun. They perform original pieces and traditional melodies that fuse the microtonal modes and improvisation of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, and elements of jazz, rock, classical and world music. The delicate harmonies, rapid-fire synchrony and intricate counterpoint developed by a trio of musicians with separate roots in Armenian, Turkish, and Macedonian Roma music is extraordinary. By inventing new ways to play percussively on fundamentally melodic instruments, the ensemble, full of rhythm and drive, harmony and counterpoint, never sounds like only three instruments. The Secret Trio has performed in eight countries, in prestigious venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, GroundUp Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and theSmithsonian Folklife Festival.