Cool Classical

At the Southampton Cultural Center
The Counterclockwise Ensemble

    The Southampton Cultural Center will present the Counterclockwise Ensemble, a guitar, strings, and percussion quintet that plays contemporary American chamber music, on Saturday at 7 p.m. At home in a variety of genres, the group primarily plays the compositions of Rich Stein, guitarist and composer, along with pieces by Gustav Holst and Aaron Copland as well as traditional American and Irish folk tunes.

    The current ensemble includes the founding members Andrew and Rebecca Perea (orchestral strings), the newcomers Glen Saunders (double bass) and Jim Mansfield (percussion), and Mr. Stein. The group will present its “Cool Classical” program, which includes music by Holst, Copland, and Brahms, among others. Tickets, which are $20, $10 for students under 21, are available in advance at or at the door.