Bela Fleck NY Banjo Summit
Sunday, October 6th 2013
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$30 Upper Balcony / $55 Members / $60 / $70 Preferred Seating
featuring Bela Fleck, Bill Keith, Eric Weissberg, Noam Pikelny, Richie Stearns & Tony Trischka, with Casey Driessen (Fiddle), Corey DiMario (Bass), Jesse Cobb (Mandolin) & Russ Barenberg (Guitar)
Generally considered the most accomplished master of the instrument, Bela Fleck will be joined by fellow pickers Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Richie Stearns, Eric Weissberg, and Noam Pikelny in a concert that will find the banjo being performed in both conventional and unexpected ways. In performances ranging from solos and duets to full-tilt banjo blowouts with all the players and an acoustic band, the concert stage will range from the traditional backdrop of bluegrass and old-time country music to the more unconventional banjo genres including jazz, classical and rock music.
Bela Fleck - born and raised in Manhattan - began making waves with a series of progressive banjo-centric recordings in the 1970s and as a member of the Newgrass Revival in the 1980s. As leader of the genre-busting Bela Fleck and the Flecktones since 1989, he has used the banjo to define the band's one of a kind fusion of jazz, rock, bluegrass and world music. His collaborations with a wide diversity of artists such as jazz piano icon Chick Corea, Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain, classical bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, and African artists Toumani Diabate and Oumou Sangare, have brought the banjo even further into unchartered territories.
Bela Fleck has been nominated for Grammy awards in more categories than any artist in history, and has won 15 to date, with 30 nominations.
IMPORTANT MAHAIWE MEMBER TICKET INFORMATION:
All current Mahaiwe Members that purchase tickets for this concert are invited to a special free Members-Only Bela Fleck Sound Check and Rehearsal at 3:00pm. If you would like to attend the sound check please RSVP by calling the Mahaiwe Box Office at 413-528-0100 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Open only to Mahaiwe Members with tickets to the evening performance.
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