The Alex Sopp Trio
Featuring Carlton Holmes & Victor Provost
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Alexandra (Alex) Sopp - Flute & Vocals
Carlton Holmes - Piano
Victor Provost - Steel Pan
Hailed by The New York Times as “exquisite” and “beautifully nuanced”
Presenting a variation of Contemporary pieces from South America, original pieces, and compositions of Arts Music adapt for the Trio of local Composer Bill LaMotta.
Sponsored by Fintrac
Adults - $30 Teachers - $10 Students - $5 Children - Free of charge
Venue: Prior-Jollek Hall - Antilles School Campus
5:00pm - FREE KIDS CONCERT with the Alex Sopp Trio
8:00pm - THE ALEX SOPP TRIO main concert
In the Courtyard of the Prior-Jollek Hall:
6:00pm - Small Meals, Beverages, and Desserts provided by Amalia Café!
6:00pm - Antilles School Gig-Band
7:00pm - UVI Steel Pan Ensemble under the direction of
Professor Le'Roy Simmonds.
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Biography Alexandra (Alex) Sopp
Alexandra (Alex) Sopp, a musician, and artist, living in Brooklyn, grew up in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, and completed both her Bachelors and Masters degrees at The Juilliard School.
As the Music, The Knights, and NOW Ensemble flutist, the New York Times has praised her playing as "exquisite" and "beautifully nuanced." Comfortable in many genres, Alex has commissioned, premiered, toured, and recorded with some of the most exciting composers and songwriters of our time, including Paul Simon, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds, Jonsí of Sigur Ros, Philip Glass, Andrew Norman, Bruce Hornsby, Son Lux, Gabriel Kahane, St. Vincent, Anohni, Judd Greenstein, José González, My Brightest Diamond, The Dirty Projectors and The National.
A sought-after soloist, Alex made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony and has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of David Robertson. In addition to her three prominent musical families, she frequently plays as a guest with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). She has made regular appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilarmonie Bremen, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the Louisiana Philharmonic.
In addition to playing the flute, Alex is a singer and a visual artist. Most recently, she was a member of Paul Simon's band for his "Farewell Tour," providing flute, whistles, and vocal harmonies to the iconic songwriter's body of work. She has appeared as a multi-disciplinary performer and singer in theater director John Tiffany's production of "The Ambassador," a staged song cycle written by Gabriel Kahane.
Her voice can also be heard on several albums, including the yMusic + Ben Folds collaboration, "So There."
In addition to several handmade stop-motion animation films used as music videos, Alex's paintings grace the covers of records by such artists as Ben Folds and The Knights and can be seen in private collections.
South America (Piazzola, Villalobos, Pixinguinha, et al)
Contemporary - an adaptation of two flute or flute/clarinet w/piano
An original piece “commissioned” for this concert
Local Composer Bill LaMotta Art Music compositions adapt for the trio.
Carlton Holmes has a strong connection with the U.S. Virgin Islands through working with drummer Dion Parson & 21st Century Band since 2000, an Artist in Residence on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 2014, and holding the piano chair at the University of the Virgin Islands since 2021.
Holmes is a pianist of exceptional talent, musicality, and creativity. His sensitivity and inventiveness have made him one of the most sought-after musicians in the New York area. An increasing number of students seek him out because of his knowledge and experience.
Victor Provost, born (on January 20, 1981) and raised on the island of St. John, Virgin Islands, is widely regarded as one of the world's leading voices on the unique, often misunderstood steel-pan.
Through appearances at concert halls, clubs, and stages worldwide, he has developed a reputation as a "dazzling" soloist, crafting an impressive improvisational voice and style.