Alasdair Fraser, fiddle & Natalie Haas, cello
Sponsored by: Department of Music.
Another departmental highlight of Fall 2011 has been arranged by Professor Dan Trueman, the Making Tunes! Series which is associated with a course he will be teaching. In the course, students will learn tunes, both traditional and original, from a range of esteemed musicians, including all those in the concert series. Traditions from Norway through Ireland and America will be the primary focus, and as is typical with "vernacular" musics, learning and composing will all be done by ear. They will also make new tunes, and learn from the guests how they balance respect for tradition with the creative impulse.
The series starts on Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m. in Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall with a performance by Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser with frequent collaborator cellist Natalie Haas. According to Trueman, "it couldn't be more appropriate that this series begins with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. Alasdair is not only a renowned fiddler, but also a teacher; many of the finest young traditional musicians in the world have come out of his camps, including Natalie Haas and her sister Brittany, Princeton class of 2009. Their music is virtuosic, spirited, and beautiful."
For tickets, call 609-258-9220 or go to www.princeton.edu/utickets after September 12.
Location: Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
Date/Time: 09/22/11 at 8:00 pm - 09/22/11 at 10:00 pm