Darol Anger and The Republic of Strings

10 January 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Dorrigo Gazette Theatre
02 6657 1224 02 6657 1002
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Darol Anger and The Republic of Strings visits the Dorrigo Gazette Theatre on the 10th January. Tickets are $30 The concert will be begin at 7:30pm to allow people to enjoy dinner before-hand. There will be coffee, tea and cake available at the beginning of the concert and during the intermission.
The Republic of Strings includes Darol Anger (USA), Tristan Clarridge (USA), Monique Clare (AUS) and Emmy Phelps (USA).
“...A peerless group mapping the intersection of jazz, folk and pop” —Chicago Reader
“Darol Anger is to fiddle what Bela Fleck is to banjo -- a stylistic adventurer. With his group The Republic of Strings, he interprets everything from Ornette Coleman to Aretha Franklin to Swedish modern-folk.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“I have always loved Darol's approach to music— the soulful qualities of his playing... an appreciation for the roots of things.” —Mark O’Connor
Darol Anger stands at the intersection of the two uniquely American improvisational forms: bluegrass and jazz. An acknowledged pioneer, he blends string quartet with string band, and in the process, has forged some of the most path-breaking music of our era.
In the lineage of Stephane Grappelli—the jazz violin godfather was a mentor—and Bill Monroe, Darol’s interests have always been wide-ranging. And now, with Republic of Strings, Darol takes us on a journey to discover the essential commonalities that connect string music.
From Scandinavia to New Orleans—with a dash of Brazil and a dram of Celtic—the Republic of Strings explores the very root of world music traditions. A night with Darol and his Republic unites us in melodious storytelling, and celebrates the music that came before, the music that calls us home.
In his 3O years of performing and composing, Darol’s musical collaborations have included the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Psychograss and Newgrange, the Anger/Marshall Duo, Fiddlers Four, Montreux, Anonymous 4, and influential acoustic guitarist Scott Nygaard, who, with Darol, co-founded the Republic of Strings. Darol’s discography features dozens of recordings with these and other groups. Equally dedicated to mentoring young string musicians, Darol has included Rushad Eggleston, Brittany and Natalie Haas, Sara Watkins, Aoife O’Donovan, Gabriel Witcher, Jeremy Kittel, Tristan Clarridge and other rising stars in the Republic of Strings.
The present lineup will include songwriter/guitarist Emy Phelps, cellist and champion fiddler Tristan Clarridge, and Australia's own Cello phenomenon Monique Clare Bartowiak.
Committed to modern string education, Darol is Associate Professor of Vernacular Violin at the Berklee College Of Music, and works closely with the American String Teachers Association and the International Jazz Educators’ Association. Honors include composer fellowships from the California Council of the Arts and the MacDowell Colony. He has his own international online fiddle school at www.Artistworks.com.


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  • 10 January 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

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