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LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE: Fiddlin' Blues

  • St George Catholic Church 33 Whitfield Street Guilford, CT, 06437 United States (map)

A program which celebrates fiddle and folk traditions through the centuries, this concert will work its way backward in time. We will begin the evening with works by American contemporary violinist and folk composer, Ben Russell, then travel down South with a solo fiddle rendition of “The Devil Goes Down to Georgia.” We will then jump back again to a string quartet transcription of Pink Floyd’s “Any Color You Like,” and finally dance our way to the end of the concert with Beethoven’s rambunctious and forward-looking “Compliments Quartet” - String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18 No. 2.

PROGRAM

Selected works by Ben Russell TBA

Charlie Daniels: The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Pink Floyd (arr. Andrew Janss): Any Color You Like

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 2

Nigel Armstrong & Ben Russell, violin | Molly Carr, viola | Jia Kim, cello

PMHU’s 2019-2020 concert season, entitled “Legends and Folklore,” is comprised entirely of works which explore the folk, fantasy, and musical story-telling traditions found in various cultures and periods throughout history. Each of the four concerts in our public concert series will tell a unique story – whether that of refugees using music to cling to their homeland and search for their voice and place in new and foreign lands; or the dark fantasy-world of Edgar Allen Poe’s literature being brought to life through music; or the traditions of gypsy and fiddle music throughout the centuries. All programs will be performed by many of today’s leading folk and chamber musicians from around the globe. This will be a season you will not want to miss!

All season 6 artwork has been generously donated by Rakefet Hadar. For inquiries about purchasing the original, please contact projectmusichealsus@gmail.com. All proceeds aid in subsidizing our outreach programming.

Earlier Event: February 14
LEGENDS AND FOLKLORE: Paradise Lost
Later Event: June 26
Summer Shoreline ChamberFest