Ashokan spring concert series continues with acclaimed string duo Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Alasdair Fraser, master Scottish fiddler and inductee into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame has been performing with cellist Natalie Haas, who was born in California and studied at Juilliard, for over 18 years, to the delight of audience across the world. The pair explore both Scottish and global fusion music, with performances that span the full spectrum from intimate chamber music to ecstatic dance energy.
“Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas are two fabulous musicians who share a passion for bringing Scottish traditional fiddle and cello music into the 21st century,” says Jay Ungar, co-director of Ashokan Music & Dance. “Some of the music they play was written by famed Scottish composers in Mozart’s day, while other pieces are new, part of an ongoing living tradition. Their performances are compelling, heartfelt, full of life, and not to be missed.”
This concert takes place during the Trad String Fling music and dance camp, a full weekend of workshops and performances focused on fiddle and cello.
Following the concert on May 7, the series will conclude Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 8pm with ukulele player James Hill and cellist Anne Janelle, an evening of unique music and stories.
Started in 1980, the mission of Ashokan Music & Dance is to support and promote preservation and innovation in traditional music and dance. They aim to help keep these traditions vital and accessible in a changing world by providing an environment that fosters the free exchange of ideas among passionate musicians and dancers of all ages. Each year, Ashokan Music & Dance hosts a variety of exciting concerts, festivals, and camps on the beautiful campus of the Ashokan Center, 385 acres of preserved forest, streams, and farmland in the Catskills.
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