The classics . . . electrified. Four St. Louis musicians who are considered “wildly creative” have transformed the music of the masters–Bach, Beethoven, Mozart–to the 21st Century. On Thursday (Feb. 6), they will perform their “Bach to the Future” show at William Woods University.
The performance, which is part of the President’s Concert and Lecture Series, will be held at 6 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. This will be an encore performance; the group performed a holiday concert at WWU in 2010.
The quartet consists of Rob Silverman (drums), Mike Silverman (piano/keyboards), Matt Bollinger (fretless electric six-string bass) and Andrew Driscoll (electric violin). They are known for playing a variety of classical music rearranged in modern styles.
These musicians are world- renowned performers and highly acclaimed composers. Bach to the Future brings an exciting, whimsical approach to the most well-known music of all time, and some of the most interesting cutting-edge instruments the audience will ever see.
Music from artists like Bach, Beethoven and Mozart is performed to modern jazz, African and Latin rhythms. This group that the Arizona Sun deemed “A Hit!” climbed to the top of the charts in 2008 with their album “The Christmas Piano.”
Brothers Rob and Michael Silverman grew up in a classical music household. Their father performed cello in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years, and their mother taught and performed cello and piano as well. They grew up one block from Matt Bollinger in St. Louis, and the three of them played music since they were kids.
Over the years, they evolved from a rock band to include all the influences of their diverse surroundings, learning jazz, reggae, blues, R&B, and more. Eventually, their classical roots began to enter the mix, and Bach to the Future was born. They added violinist Andrew Driscoll, who also has an eclectic style, performing jazz and classical equally well.
The President’s Concert and Lecture Series brings top entertainment to campus for the enjoyment of students and the community. For more information, contact Brenda Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.