Fri 10/20 - Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Friday October 20th Institute of Musical Traditions presents Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas at 7.30pm. Tickets are $29 adv (+$2 box office fee) / $34 door; $5 discount on both for students/children
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church
10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD
cutting-edge fiddle and cello explorations of Scottish and global music
" … you would think they'd been playing together for centuries. While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. Then [Haas] opens her cello's throat, joining Fraser in soaring sustains, windswept refrains, and sudden, jazzy explosions. Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan winter."
— Boston Globe
"As many gigs as they must have played together over the past decade or so, there remains a striking spontaneity about Fraser and Haas's music-making. He has tonal variation and attack to spare, but what makes them so consistently absorbing is the responsiveness each shows to the other. Haas is more than a cellist: she's the rhythm section who uses the percussive chip'n'chop of her bowing and the double bass-like pulse of her pizzicato playing to great effect. The accompanist's role moves so fluently between them, building tension all the while, and then they'll slip into unison and it's like floodgates opening. "
— The Herald
"Fraser, one of the most respected of all exponents of the Scots fiddle, would look long and hard to find a more appropriate cellist as a partner...A positive joy."
— The Scotsman
More at alasdairandnatalie.com
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