Boise Cello Collective

The Boise Cello Collective brings quartet of coolness to Winnemucca
7:00 PM, Saturday, January 3, 2015
Purchase your tickets Now! On-line from The Martin Hotel


The Boise Cello Collective takes the stage at the Martin Hotel in Winnemucca on Saturday, January 3.

Winnemucca audiences enjoyed the works of one member recently when the Langroise Trio toured through Northern Nevada.  Sam Smith will be joined by Jake Saunders, Stephen Mathie and Shea Kole for this Boise Cello Collective trip through the high desert.

Boise Cello Collective has been performing for about three and a half years, playing nontraditional venues, on street corners, farmers markets, arts shows, street fairs, and anywhere they find they can bring music to the people.   The collective has appeared with as few as two and as many as 14 musicians.  While they started out focused on performing classic pop & rock tunes they soon added tunes from the Great American Songbook, arranged music from some of today’s more experimental and progressive rock groups, and have recently begun to include contemporary classical pieces in some of their performances.

Jake Saunders, apparently the driving force behind the Boise Cello Collective, contends that this musical experience is an evolutionary exploration of the unfolding musical conversation taking place among a large open group made up of Idaho’s preeminent cellists.  Jake says “We are mostly just having fun and enjoy playing for the people”. Since its inception, Boise Cello Collective has presented two world premieres, including a quintet for piano and cello quartet by Dave Earnest in January 2014 and “eMerging” by Evan Ware for cello octet in November 2014.”

If you would like to learn more about the Boise Cello Collective – and hear some of these dynamic symphonic strings in action, visit them at or on their Facebook page at


The College of Idaho Langroise Trio

Chamber Music they way it is meant to be heard
7:00 PM Saturday, May 3, 2014

$15 Tickets are On Sale Now at the Martin Hotel, Nature’s Corner, and Global Coffee. You can also buy them online at: TheMartinHotel.Com

The Langroise Trio at the Martin

The College of Idaho Langroise Trio will return for their fourth concert at the Martin on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  These superb musicians have proven to be among Winnemucca’s favorites during their sold out performances in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2012.

It turns out that this nearly 250 year old art form has found its roots in the small informal setting of the Martin.  Chamber music, often referred to as “the music of friends”, works so well in the back room of the Martin, with its intimate surroundings and wonderful sound, that it has become a favorite of the Langroise Trio as well.  Violinist Geoffrey Trabichoff remarked after the 2006 performance that ” “We love playing in your intimate venue, where the excellent acoustic is exceeded only by the warmth of the audience.”

Established in 1991 the Langroise Trio are Artists-in-residence at The College of Idaho, where they form the string faculty. They have performed on chamber music series in Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, their fourth c.d. is in the planning stage, and the Trio was one of the first groups to give an “internet archived” concert on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center.

With its personnel among some of the foremost musicians in the country, the Langroise Trio offers an eclectic repertoire. Contemporary works by Idaho composers Jim Cockey and David Alan Earnest have been written especially for them and they stylishly play music from the Romantic, Classical, Baroque and Renaissance eras as well.

Geoffrey Trabichoff is Concertmaster of the Boise Philharmonic. He is the former concertmaster of the BBC Scottish Symphony and former leader of the Paragon Ensemble of Scotland. Geoffrey has broadcast numerous concertos for the BBC. He has been guest concertmaster of the Royal Philharmonic and the London Symphony as well as the Northern Sinfonia, BBC Welsh and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras. He also served as concertmaster of the Mannheim Chamber and Hanover State Orchestras in Germany.

David Johnson has been principal violist of the Iceland Symphony and the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, and a member of the Freimann Quartet. David was assistant principal violist for the Grant Park Symphony in Chicago and holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. He has been a featured soloist on numerous occasions and a featured artist on Iceland National Radio Broadcasts.

Samuel Smith has been principal cellist of the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic where he was a frequent soloist and a member of the Freimann Quartet. Samuel was also a cellist for the Grant Park Symphony of Chicago. He has served as assistant principal cellist of the Florida Symphony, and has been on the adjunct faculty at Anderson College and the summer faculty at Ball State University.