The Westerlies: American Roots

Tuesday, July 19 | 1:00PM


Located at The Chapel at Beaver Creek

Throughout the Festival, we offer more than 35 free concerts in the Vail Valley community, featuring emerging artists and musicians from visiting orchestras and ensembles. At the heart of Bravo! Vail’s mission to promote a lifelong appreciation of the arts, these accessible programs break down economic and geographical barriers, ensuring everyone in the community can enjoy high-quality classical music and educational opportunities in their own towns. 

All artists and programs subject to change.

  • Seat Price

    Free - Reservation Required

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  • July

    19

    Tuesday

    1:00 PM


    Community Concerts

    The Westerlies: American Roots

    📍 The Chapel at Beaver Creek

    The Westerlies
       Riley Mulkerhar, trumpet
       Chloe Rowlands, trumpet
       Andy Clausen, trombone
       Willem de Koch, trombone

    DUKE ELLINGTON Echoes of Harlem
    DUKE ELLINGTON Where's the Music
    CHARLES IVES In The Mornin'
    CHARLES IVES Songs My Mother Taught Me
    ROBIN HOLCOMB Excerpts from Wherein Lies the Good
    WILLIAM WALKER Louisiana
    TRADITIONAL Weeping Mary
    TRADITIONAL Get Away Jordan
    WAYNE HORVITZ Home

    The Westerlies: American Roots weaves a common thread through the colorful tapestry of American music. Drawing upon shape note hymns, the art songs of Charles Ives, and the inimitable pen of Duke Ellington, The Westerlies translate these seemingly disparate collections of repertoire through their horns to find a common American voice. Also included on the program are excerpts from Wherein Lies The Good, an 11-movement work originally written for solo piano by Seattle-based composer/singer-songwriter Robin Holcomb. Holcomb is a longtime friend and mentor to The Westerlies since their childhood in Seattle, and their close personal relationship is reflected in the ensemble’s approach to her music. The Westerlies: American Roots presents The Westerlies at their best, cutting trails across the vast expanse of the American musical landscape.

    This free concert requires a reservation. 

    All artists and programs are subject to change.


Artists


The Westerlies

The Westerlies, 2022 Bravo! Vail Chamber Musicians in Residence

The Westerlies, “an arty quartet…mixing ideas from jazz, new classical, and Appalachian folk” (New York Times) are a New York-based brass quartet comprised of childhood friends from Seattle.

Riley Mulkerhar, trumpet
Chloe Rowlands, trumpet
Andy Clausen, trombone
Willem de Koch, trombone

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Riley Mulkerhar

Riley Mulkerhar, trumpet

Riley Mulkerhar has been recognized as a “smart young trumpet player” by The New York Times, praised by The Wall Street Journal as a “youngster to keep an eye on,” and is a 2020 recipient of Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist Award for his work as “an original bandleader, composer, arranger, educator, community activist and advocate for jazz and the arts.”

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Chloe Rowlands

Chloe Rowlands, trumpet

Chloe Rowlands is a trumpet player, composer, and music educator living in New York City.

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Andy Clausen

Andy Clausen, trombone

Andy Clausen is a New York-based trombonist, composer, educator, and graduate of The Juilliard School.

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Willem de Koch

Willem de Koch, trombone

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Willem de Koch is a trombonist, composer, and educator.

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