Hi Friends, a while back keyboard avatar Geoffrey Keezer sent me this link. It’s called the End of the Internet—the last known website found on the amazing sea of endless data. Right! Just around the same time we had played a show with my String Consort group in Idyllwild and on the drive home I went over the days music and identified a few grooves and sonic colors that would complement nicely with our already in place repertoire. What we need, I felt, is a little “quirk factor,” maybe something in an odd meter and a piece that’ll get the string players improvising. Welcome now, into the already overcrowded world of music, my new composition called, “The End of the Internet.”

In the middle of my hurricane life of concerts, recording sessions and travel with Dianne, I was able to come up with this new piece for the group. I incorporated said “quirk,” some 7/4 and some blowing for the stringers and I’m happy to report that we’ll premier “The End” at this week’s FREE concert in Encinitas. We’ve been awarded a grant (the series is funded, in part, by the City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant program) to present two shows in Encinitas in 2009-2010. This week’s concert will be held at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center and again, it’s FREE to get in! Stoke! The place has great sound and vibe and it’s right off of Encinitas Boulevard for easy access. It’ll be myself along with Bridget and Jeanne on violins, Pam on viola, Carter on cello, Bob on bass and Duncan on drums and percussion. We’ll play music from my latest release “The Wild Blue” as well as the new tune. I’m really looking forward to this concert and I hope to see you there. Look below for the details.

The Consort taking a break from the mysteries buried in the End of the Internet.

“Under Sprague’s expert guidance, this septet seamlessly fuses jazz and classical music with grace and skill.”

George Varga
San Diego Union Tribune
February 5, 2009

That’s it and thanks for reading, Peter

Friday, December 4, 2009   Peter Sprague String Consort


Encinitas Community and Senior Center
1140 Oakcrest Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 943-2260

Peter Sprague — guitar
Bridget Dolkas — violin
Jeanne Skrocki — violin
Pam Jacobsen — viola
Carter Dewberry — cello
Duncan Moore — drums
Bob Magnusson — bass
  7:30 PM   We've got a new recording called "The Wild Blue" and I've written a new piece for the group. We're all fired up!

Funded, in part, by the City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant program.

Saturday, December 5, 2009   Bob Magnusson Trio  
Harry's Bar and American Grill
4370 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122-1250
(858) 373-1252
Bob Magnusson — bass
Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
  6 PM   A little gig with the one and only Bob Magnusson.


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