BOONE — Master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas will perform at the Jones House Friday, April 20 in a rare, un-amplified, house-concert style presentation.
Fiddler Alasdair Fraser has been heralded as “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling,” and is one of the most respected bearers of the traditional tunes and styles from Scotland.
Cellist Natalie Haas graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, and is one of the most sought-after cellists performing traditional, folk and roots music. The musical partnership between the two powerhouse musicians spans the spectrum from intimate chamber music to ecstatic dance energy.
“We are very excited to have these two coming to the Jones House, where we will have an opportunity to hear them directly from their instruments in a small and cozy room,” says concert organizer, Mark Freed.
Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning over three decades, with numerous awards and accolades. His performances have been featured on radio, television, and the big screen, including the soundtracks for Last of the Mohicans and Titanic. He was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
California native, Haas, has performed and recorded with a who’s who of the fiddle world, including Mark O’Connor, Natalie MacMaster, Solas, Liz Carroll, Dirk Powell, Darol Anger, and her sister, Brittany Haas.
In addition to their evening house concert performance, Fraser will be giving a Scottish fiddling masterclass, starting at 4 p.m. at the Jones House Cultural and Community Center in downtown Boone. The workshop is free for students and staff in the Jones House music lessons program (Boone JAMS) and people attending the evening concert.
The evening concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Jones House, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $20, and advanced reservation is recommended.
To make a reservation for the concert, or to learn more about the Jones House, please visit www.joneshouse.org or call (828) 268-6280.