NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Guitarist and composer Stuart Weber will return to the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library on Sunday, October 15, at 3:00 to perform his inventive guitar pieces collected over a lifetime in the quiet remoteness of Montana. Homesteaders, Grizzly Bears, and memorable dogs are just some of the themes that have inspired his vivid compositions. With titles like Red, White & Yellowstone, Missouri Breaks and Spanish Creek, Weber shares his impression of a few of the west’s iconic watersheds. His style is distinctly original, and the landscape legendary. The audience will have the opportunity to experience a glimpse into the Big Sky Country through the musical renderings of one of its most celebrated artists.
After studying with Christopher Parkening, Weber has produced six acclaimed recordings, dozens of original compositions and logged thousands of miles presenting concerts from The Kennedy Center to intimate venues across the country. In his most recent release, The 5th Row, he directs our attention to 19th century opera houses across the Western United States in a series of dead-of-the-night recording sessions designed to capture the unique acoustic fingerprint of each of these historic theaters.
Weber’s works have found their way into environmental documentaries, feature films and television. In 2005, in a daring collaboration with author Alan Kesselheim, Weber participated in his first full length PBS documentary Confluence, a Duet of Words and Music. In 2010 he teamed up with violinist Angella Ahn to perform on the Emmy award winning PBS program 11th & Grant with Eric Funk. He has recently presented concerts in the United States, Mexico and Italy where he recently performed in the 13th c. Palazzo dei Priori in Volterra, Italy. Weber underwrites an annual scholarship to one deserving American guitarist to study in Tuscany each summer. Together with his wife and daughter, Weber continues the ranching tradition that has defined his family for generations in The Bridger Mountains in south central Montana.
The concert is made possible by a grant from the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. A donation of $2.00 is suggested at the door.