March 20, 4pm Hyde Park House Concert
This will be a trio show featuring Sara Nelson on cello, Brian Cassidy on pedal steel, and myself on a 7 foot Steinway grand piano in a beautifully restored vintage home in Hyde Park.  Free beer from Live Oak Brewery provided.  Only 30 tickets available.       
Purchase tickets to March House concert here

Second Enchanted Rock show added
this Saturday, March 5 at the North Door!  Doors are at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.
Purchase advance tickets here. 
Thanks to everyone that came out on Sunday night!  We had a great time premiering Monolith, and we're looking forward to Saturday. 
A suite inspired by the Central Texas landmark known as Enchanted Rock, “Monolith” is the latest project by composer Justin Sherburn and his Montopolis Chamber Ensemble.  Modern classical compositions for string trio, pedal steel, and piano evoke the sheer mass and magnificence of the southwestern landscape.  Western themes are slowed to a geologic tempo and wrapped in layers of slowly morphing harmony, paying homage to the mythological and the sacred. Interviews with Austinites revealed a treasure trove of stories about the rock, from personal accounts to native american legends.  These recorded stories are woven into the compositions and complete this sonic tribute to the mysterious granite dome.  The premier on February 28 at the North Door will feature a projected photo essay by photographer Leon Alesi and a presentation by hydrogeologist Rebecca Smyth.     
Upcoming performances

March 5    Montopolis performs "Monolith" at the North Door, 8pm 
March 11  Justin solo ambient set at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 7pm (Erock Star Party afterwards!)   
March 13  Justin performing with Okkervil River, opening for Willie Nelson at SXSW Interactive
March 17  Montopolis performs at the Lobel Arts SXSW showcase 1AM
March 20  House concert in Hyde Park, only 30 tickets available.       

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.  This production has been generously funded by The Creative Fund's Q Rental Subsidy Grant program. The Creative Fund is a funding mechanism that provides much needed support to local performing artists enabling them to further their creative endeavors.