BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library is hosting a concert titled “Classical With a Modern Twist” on Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m.
Edison Liu and Basile Tarchini are scientists with a passion for music. All are welcome to join them for a concert of gentle jazz.
The duo (Liu on the piano and Tarchini on the double bass) will perform a mix of jazz standards, contemporary pieces and original compositions.
Liu is the president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory. He started classical piano at the age of 7 and migrated to jazz when he was 13, all in the music-rich city of San Francisco. He performed in jazz combos and big bands and arranged and conducted musicals before embarking on a career in medicine and science.
Tarchini, an assistant professor at the lab, is an expert on how the inner ear develops to allow hearing. He started playing classical clarinet in Switzerland where he grew up, but took up double bass during his doctoral studies in biology.
The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:30.
For more information, contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected]