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The Redhouse rocks eight days a week

Syracuse’s own Treehouse Musicians perform a free concert of music from around the world at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Redhouse, 201 S. West St., downtown.

Syracuse’s own Treehouse Musicians perform a free concert of music from around the world at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Redhouse, 201 S. West St., downtown.

“Not only do we make the best recordings around,” Keck says, “but we also have a great design and duplication team that can press and package your album right here in the studio.”

Just last month, the SubCat team mentored an enthusiastic group of students in the fine art of setting up sessions, tracking and mixing.

Interactive improv

The Redhouse continues rocking this weekend with Live Comedy Improv, an interactive experience for both teens and adults at 8 p.m. Friday, May 18; $10 or $5 for Redhouse members.

Then at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, Westcott Nation residents Hanna Richardson and Phil Flanigan will team up with Ithaca clarinetist Brian Earle for a night of classic American swing music; $15.

And the Treehouse Musicians continue their inaugural season with a concert for all ages at the Redhouse at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20. Titled “Journeys: Music of Travel and Trade,” the free concert features traditional and contemporary fare from around the world, including three new pieces by area composers.

“The Redhouse theater is the perfect space for our eclectic style of chamber music playing,” says Treehouse spokeswoman Alina Plourde, oboist of the genre-bending ensemble. “Intimate and inviting, it enables us to fully engage with the audience, and to make them part of the creative process.”

Eclectic ensemble

Sunday’s Treehouse Musicians concert features musical postcards from Burundi, Puerto Rico, Colombia and England, as well as from various points along the Silk Road and Erie Canal.

In addition to Plourde, the quintet includes husband-and-wife Anita and Eric Gustafson on violin and viola, respectively; cellist Zachary Sweet; and soprano Laura Enslin. They will be joined Sunday by local storyteller Vanessa Johnson and members of the newly formed Imagine Syracuse Young Musicians Project (iSYMP).

The program contains three pieces commissioned by the Treehouse Musicians: “Road Trip,” by Syracuse composer Paola Marquez, drawing on South American and African rhythms; “Eastern Passage,” by Brooklyn-based violist/composer Leanne Darling, celebrating the legacy of the Silk Road; and “Erie Canal Lament,” by Anita Gustafson and arranged by her husband, Eric; 422-4582; treehousemusicians.com.

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