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April 11, 2017 @ 8:00 PM| $25 Get Tickets
PERFORMING ARTS LIVE
In the abstract, a banjo duo might seem like a musical concept beset with limitations, but when the musicians are the award-winning Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck the possibilities are limitless and the results are magical.
Fifteen-time Grammy Award winner Béla Fleck is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work with the Flecktones, but his virtuosic skills have led to a staggeringly broad array of collaborations throughout the musical world—from jazz duos with Chick Corea and a concerto composition for the Nashville Symphony, to an in-depth exploration of the banjo’s African roots documented in the 2009 film Throw Down Your Heart.
Abigail Washburn, an innovator in her own right, is a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter. She has drawn critical acclaim for her solo work and collaborations with the all-female American old-time music group Uncle Earl, as well as her folk-music diplomacy efforts in China. Her earthy sophistication blends seamlessly with Fleck’s virtuosic ingenuity, creating a musical partnership like no other.
Concessions will be available for cash purchase beginning one hour prior to this performance.
Join us on the Sunday of each World of the Piano performance at 2PM in Armstrong Concert Hall for a Pre-Concert Talk! Learn about the artist’s program from Shenandoah Conservatory faculty.
Observe the guest artists as they work with Shenandoah Conservatory piano students. Masterclasses are held on the Monday following each Sunday World of the Piano performance from 10AM to noon in Armstrong Concert Hall. Limited seating is open to the public for quiet observation. Please arrive by 9:45AM.
Photos by Jim McGuire