LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in downtown Laconia will host Chris Bakriges- "Fiddle Funk" with special guest Stanley Chepaitisis on Friday, May 30 at 8 p,m, Admission is $12. A catered dinner is available at 6:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. Call 527-0043 for reservations.
Christopher Bakriges (piano, composer) is resident artist at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. His doctorate in ethnomusicology/musicology afforded him the opportunity to study with the legendary Oscar Peterson. His work traverses jazz, chamber, and world music. Bakriges is a founding member of Critical Theory Ensemble, Q'TET, Quartet 'Til the End of Time, and the Oikos Ensemble, Bakriges has both lectured and performed throughout the United States and internationally in India, Pakistan, Turkey, The Czech Republic, United Kingdom, and France.
Stanley Chepaitis (violin) is Chair of the String Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Stanley is a founding member of the Litton Quartet and the Gorell Trio. He has conducted operas by Mozart (The Impressario), Menotti (The Telephone), Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, and Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan. His international performances include engagements at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia, the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a special jazz program for an audience of German music teachers at the Hoechschule in Hanover, Germany.