Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, April 13
BANJO DUO: On Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:30pm at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, 16-time Grammy award-winner Béla Fleck will collaborate with singer, fellow banjoist and wife, Abigail Washburn, to present vernacular music of Appalachia. This special event hosted by Princeton University Concerts (“PUC”) spans the genres of bluegrass, jazz, African and Asian styles. The duo will bring highlights from the their recent album, which won Best Folk Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Tickets are only $40 ($15 for students), available at princetonuniversityconcerts.org, and by calling (609) 258-9220. (Photo Credit: Jim McGuire)
16-time Grammy award-winner Béla Fleck will collaborate with singer, fellow banjoist and wife, Abigail Washburn, to present vernacular music of Appalachia at Richardson Auditorium on Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Fleck has recently devoted time away from his genre-busting ensemble Béla Fleck and the Flecktones to a staggeringly broad array of musical experiments, from writing a concerto for the Nashville Symphony to exploring the banjo’s African roots to jazz duos with Chick Corea, while Washburn has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums, done fascinating work in folk musical diplomacy in China, presented an original theatrical production, contributed to singular side groups Uncle Earl and The Wu-Force and become quite a live draw in her own right.
Committed to presenting the highest caliber chamber music, PUC is excited to offer a program that highlights the diversity of the genre. As PUC’s upcoming concerts span everything from Anglo-Saxon harp (Benjamin Bagby’s Beowulf) to Finnish violin music (Pekka Kuusisto and Nico Muhly’s Breaking Ground program) to one of the pillars of classical music (pianist Murray Perahia), the spring season celebrates a pronounced range of styles.
Tickets are $40 general admission and $10 students. To purchase, visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org, by phone at (609) 258-9220 or in-person 2 hours prior to the concert at the Richardson Auditorium Box Office.