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Free Young Persons' Concert: Samuel Suggs Double Bass

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 02:00pm - 03:00pm

September Samuel Suggs double bassMusic for Youth and Pequot Library proudly present double bass player Samuel Suggs as part of the 2017-2018 Free Young Person Concert Series. Free and open to the public.

About the Artist:

Noted as “an omnivorous musician,” Suggs was recently named New Artist of the Month by Musical America after receiving the Gary Karr Prize for 1st place at the 2015 International Society of Bassists Solo Competition, in which he performed many of his own compositions. Towards the goal of placing all forms of music along a continuum of living, breathing art music, Suggs champions the omnivorous musical appetite of our generation, laying side-by-side the music of Bach, Daft Punk, Messaien, Radiohead, Pärt and treating each work of genius with equal attention to compositional detail.

As a collaborative bassist, he has been a fellow at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival and a Protégé Artist at Chamber Music Northwest where he additionally performed Hindemith and Frank Zappa on accordion as well as a mixture of jazz and four-hand classical piano in intimate club concerts. Suggs’ ensembles have won the Grand Prize at the 2015 Oneppo Chamber Series Competition, and he has toured internationally to Africa and Europe with his contemporary/jazz group, Triplepoint Trio.

Self-published under Mikroseismos Music, his recent work includes Otello Fantasy, which re-contextualizes both the story and function of the standard Verdi opera excerpt into a virtuosic recital piece; a fantasy on the famous Purcell lament for unaccompanied bass, or double bass and soprano; Postlude, a companion piece to David Walter’s (currently) underperformed Prelude; Daft Chaconne, an unaccompanied chaconne interpolating Daft Punk’s electronic favorite, “Around the World”; and Concerto after Haydn, a three-movement concerto modeled after the two surviving measures of Haydn’s Violone concerto – written for standard rather than Viennese tuning. For inquiries, custom projects and more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Currently a DMA candidate at the Yale School of Music, Suggs has received a Presser Foundation Award, as well as the Dean’s Prize, the school’s highest excellence award, and has studied with many diverse master bassists including Don Palma, Peter Lloyd, Edgar Meyer, DaXun Zhang, Paul Bresciani, Andrew Raciti, Jeff Bradetich, Rob Kassinger, and Jeff Weisner.

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2017-2018 Free Young Persons' Concert Series:
September 23, 2pm: Samuel Suggs, double bass
October 21, 2 pm at Trinity Church: David Shifrin, clarinet
November 18, 2 pm: Kobi Malkin, violin

*A master’s class is offered for advanced students following the performance. Registration is required. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (203) 254-0123 to register.

Music for Youth’s mission is to foster the love and knowledge of live music in young people. Please visit or email musicforyouthct@gmail for more information about future concerts.



Location : Auditorium
Contact : Front Desk: (203) 259-0346 ext. 115