From the band’s team
Please join World super- group Free Planet Radio on Friday February 5, 8pm at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville for a concert titled ‘Just the Three of Us’ featuring an intimate evening of world-jazz fusion with the original members of Free Planet Radio; multi- instrumentalist Chris Rosser, Grammy Award winner Eliot Wadopian and world renowned percussionist River Guerguerian.
Fresh off the release of their new cd in 2015 ‘The Global Symphony Project’, Free Planet Radio continues to create innovative eclectic grooves and gorgeous compositions that keep the audiences delightfully returning.
Tickets are $16 in advance/$20 door and VIP package for $30 available online by visiting: thealtamont.com/fpr
About Free Planet Radio
For over a decade, Free Planet Radio has been bringing its exciting and innovative world-classical music blend to both concert stages and classrooms. Based in Asheville NC, this musical partnership began with a clear mission statement as “the shared vision of three multi-instrumentalists exploring the infinite and seamless relationships between musical cultures through the universal language of sound.”
Free Planet Radio performances expertly weave the melodic and rhythmic structures of Middle Eastern, Indian and North African music, with the subtleties and harmonic vocabulary of Western classical music. Performing mostly original compositions, even while playing extremely complex melodies and time signatures, the trio always maintains a sense of accessibility, spontaneity and easy engagement with the audience. As an ensemble, they have performed with artists as diverse as Turkish instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek, bluegrass violinist Casey Driessen, jazz vocalist Lizz Wright, poet Robert Bly, flute virtuoso Rhonda Larson, Armenian singer Mariam Matossian, Persian violinist Farzad Farhangi and chamber groups like the Missouri Chamber Symphony and Opal String Quartet.
Free Planet Radio consists of two-time Grammy winner Eliot Wadopian leaping effortlessly between rhythm and melody on electric and string basses; River Guerguerian on an extensive array of global percussion instruments including Middle Eastern frame drums and doumbek, the Indian kanjira, African shakers, and Western drum set; and Chris Rosser exploring melody on the 17-stringed Indian dotar, Turkish cumbus oud, guitar, piano and melodica.
Visit freeplanetradio.com for more information.