Ernie Provencher brings his double bass to the Atherton Studio on August 20 for a concert of classical music, jazz, and his own original jazz compositions, featuring the bass in duets, quartets, and sextets. His collaborators are Sandy Tsukiyama, vocals; David Yamasaki, guitar; Rocky Holmes, sax and flute; Duane Padilla, violin; and Ethan Capone, piano.
Reservations for “Double Bass Doubles Down” may be made online at www.hprtickets.org or by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for HPR members, and $15 for students with ID; plus online service charge. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m.
The performance will include pieces from the Romantic and Baroque periods by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Georges Bizet, J.S. Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, and Henry Eccles. Provencher adds, “The excellent acoustics in HPR’s performance space, particularly for double bass, were the inspiration for this Atherton concert.”
About the artist
Ernie Provencher is a versatile and accomplished bassist. He has lived and worked in Boston; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Santa Cruz, CA; Hong Kong; and Helsinki, Finland. He plays many styles including classical, jazz, Latin, Balkan, Brazilian. His compositions for dance have been presented internationally. He has been a musician at The Theatre Academy of Finland and The Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts, and has played for many modern dance companies and classes. He currently teaches band at Hanahauʻoli and Honolulu Waldorf School, and is the lecturer of Music for Dance at UH Mānoa. His performance credits include: Curtis Fuller, Don Cherry, Mick Taylor, Eartha Kitt, Michael Franks, Dan Hartman, Ray Anderson, Marty Erlich, Ray Bryant, Joanne Brackeen, Jeff Peterson, Makana, Bill Tapia, George Gruntz, Cecil Taylor, Charlie Musselwhite, and Gabe Baltazar.