Join Alex Prizgintas as he explores classical, jazz, and rock music on the cello. While playing the cello in its traditional form, Alex also employs an assortment of guitar pedals to generate altered tones. Some of these pedals include the distortion, delay, the iconic “wah-wah” pedal (symbolic of 1960s rock bands), and a Boss RC-300 looping station. This is arguably the most important piece of Alex's equipment, allowing him to pre-record musical tracks as well as offering the ability to record and loop various tracks live while creating the sensation of a modern one-man band.
Alex Prizgintas recently graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY majoring in history with a minor in Hudson River Valley Studies. Taking an interest in local history, Alex has had his work published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Hudson River Valley Review and has presented more than thirty lectures on local history across the tri-state region. When he is not focused on local history, Alex spends his time at the cello and piano where he has developed a broad genre of classical, rock, and jazz music.
This concert will be held outdoors; please bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. In the event of inclement weather (including excessive heat), the concert will move indoors to our Community Room and the first 50 registrants will be seated.
This program is made possible by a generous gift to the AWPL Foundation from Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes.