Artist / Program Description:
Bringing together two acclaimed musicians in an intimate recital setting, Liam Teague + Robert Chappell features the steelpan (steel drum) wizardry of Liam Teague complimented by the multi-instrumental artistry of Robert Chappell on piano, marimba, and Indian tabla. The duo draws from a wide range of music to showcase the versatility of the steelpan in the hands of a virtuoso like Liam Teague. Classical, jazz, and world arrangements, combined with original compositions by Teague and Chappell, make for performances that will amaze and delight.
Teague + Chappell’s program highlights the lyrical, rhythmic, and improvisatory possibilities of the steelpan while interweaving stories of the steelpan's Trinidadian origins and explaining how one crafts a 55-gallon oil drum into a fine musical instrument. Video is used to give the audience a peak behind the instrument as Liam plays. The program is flexible and appeals to a wide range of audiences.