This Saturday, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra presents “Fantastic Fantasies” at the Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut. We’re proud to participate and are especially looking forward to Thomas Green’s performance of Vanhal’s Concerto for Double Bass.
A special offer for this concert only: all federal workers furloughed or working without pay during the government shutdown – the ECSO will provide free tickets.
Upton will be in the house! Tag us and the bass section! Our local orchestra is amazingly skilled and adventurous for our quiet locale. But aren’t they all? Check in on your local symphony!
And what could be better than providing the deep root of those gigantic glorious swells in the bass section? What kind of instrument might be making those amazing sounds?
A Prescott. We’re a little biased in New England, but the creations of Abraham Prescott have been moving concert halls worldwide for two centuries. And they still shake Symphony Hall in Boston courtesy Lawrence Wolfe and his Prescott:
“First of all, being a bass player in Symphony Hall means we really do rely on the floor. So, we’ve got these sharp endpins that are attached to our instruments and we just jab them into the floor – so whatever we reproduce causes the floor to vibrate, and of course causes the space below the floor, that resonating chamber, to vibrate as well.”
Need a good Prescott? We always have at least one:
A Martin. Thomas Martin is devoted to the spiritual life of the contrabass section person – the lows so very rich (extra low with an Upton C-Extension):
An UPTON BASS. Concert spaces around the globe! Design your own: A fully carved Brescian with a poplar back and deep dark finish? 7/8ths Mittenwald with a B-Extension? A Karr for the soloist? Call Gary or Eric…