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ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS

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ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS
Sunday, October 28, 2018 7:00 PM
The Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY
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$25.00

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$25.00

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$25.00

Show with Dinner Reservation-6:00 PM (1 entree minimum per person)

$25.00

Show with Dinner Reservation-6:30 PM (1 entree minimum per person)

$25.00
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  • When: Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 7:00 PM
  • Ticket Price: $25.00
  • Show Type: World
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas perform cutting-edge fiddle and cello explorations of Scottish and global music. The musical partnership between consummate performer Fraser, "the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling," and brilliant Californian cellist Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy. Over the last 16 years of creating a buzz at festivals and concert halls across the world, they have truly set the standard for fiddle and cello in traditional music. They continue to thrill audiences internationally with their virtuosic playing, their near-telepathic understanding and the joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence of their music.

Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning more than 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, radio and television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks (“Last of the Mohicans,” “Titanic,” and others). In 2011, he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Haas, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, is one of the most sought-after cellists in traditional music today. She has performed and recorded with a who's who of the fiddle world including Mark O'Connor, Natalie MacMaster, Irish supergroups Solas and Altan, Liz Carroll, Dirk Powell, Brittany Haas, Darol Anger, Jeremy Kittel, Hanneke Cassel, Laura Cortese and many more.

This seemingly unlikely pairing of fiddle and cello is the fulfillment of a long-standing musical dream for Fraser. His search eventually led him to find a cellist who could help return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music, where it stood for hundreds of years before being relegated to the orchestra. The duo's debut recording, “Fire & Grace,” won the coveted the Scots Trad Music Album of the Year award, the Scottish equivalent of a Grammy. Since its release, the two have gone on to record three more critically acclaimed albums that blend a profound understanding of the Scottish tradition with cutting-edge string explorations. In additional to performing, they both have motivated generations of string players through their teaching at fiddle camps across the globe.

Alasdair and Natalie give master classes and workshops for performers of all ages, levels and instruments, with an emphasis on the linguistic nature and rhythmic drive of traditional music. The focus is on inclusivity and building community through music-making. They create a safe, non-judgmental and non-competitive place to learn. All teaching is done by ear. Photo: Irene Young

$25 advance/ $30 at the door