Plumas Arts welcomes to the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy the musical partnership of “consummate performer” Alasdair Fraser and “brilliant Californian cellist” Natalie Haas. “Alasdair and Natalie span the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy,” said Plumas Arts Executive Director Kara Rockett-Arsenault.
The concert is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and are on sale at the Plumas Arts Gallery at 525 Main St. in Quincy or at https://www.plumasarts.org/alasdair–natalie.html. Doors open at 6 p.m.
“This concert was originally scheduled in early March, but due to a winter storm it was postponed to next Thursday. It will be an uplifting show that you don’t want to miss”, said Rockett-Arsenault.
Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning over 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, radio and television credits, and featured performances on the soundtracks for movies such as “Last of the Mohicans” and “Titanic.” In 2011, he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.
Haas, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, is a sought-after cellist in traditional music. She has performed and recorded with 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.
Fraser reported that this seemingly unlikely pairing of fiddle and cello is the fulfillment of a long-standing musical dream for him. 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.
Fraser and Haas’s debut recording, “Fire & Grace,” won the the Scots Trad Music Awards album of the year award, the Scottish equivalent of a Grammy. Since its release, the two have gone on to record five more critically acclaimed albums that blend “a profound understanding of the Scottish tradition” with “cutting-edge string explorations.” In additional to performing, both Fraser and Haas have taught generations of string players through fiddle camps across the globe.
The Town Hall Theatre is located at 469 Main St. in Quincy. Learn more about Plumas Arts at http://www.plumasarts.org.
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