April 17th - 7:30 pm
SOU Recital Hall, Ashland
April 18th - 7:30 pm
Craterian Theater, Medford
April 19th - 3:00 pm
GPHS Performing Arts Center, Grants Pass
3 Leg Torso creates charming, elegant and daring modern chamber pop music infused with equal parts tradition and innovation. Since the ensemble’s humble start in 1996 with spontaneous street performances — called Meestering by co-founders Bla Balogh and Courtney Von Drehle — they have been featured on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, successfully toured the east and west coasts, released four CDs (two with New York spoken word artist, NPR contributor and Duplex Planet founder David Greenberger), composed and recorded film and documentary scores as well as licensing music for film and television both in the US and internationally, written new evening length works commissioned by the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) and performed both their original compositions and their arrangements of traditional music with several symphony orchestras.
Influenced by tango, Eastern European folk and other world music traditions, their cosmopolitan musical style embraces wit and humor within thoughtful, uncommon and beautiful musical arrangements.