Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas in concert at the Town Hall Theatre
Plumas Arts welcomes back to the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy, the musical partnership of consummate performer Alasdair Fraser and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas. They span the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy.
Join Plumas Arts on Sunday, March 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for this spirit lifting concert.
Tickets are $20 and on sale now at https://www.plumasarts.org/alasdair–natalie.html
Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning over 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, radio and television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks (Last of the Mohicans, Titanic, etc.). In 2011, he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Haas, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, is one of the most sought-after cellists in traditional music today. She has performed and recorded with a who’s who of the fiddle world including 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.
This seemingly unlikely pairing of fiddle and cello is the fulfillment of a long-standing musical dream for Fraser. 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. The duo’s debut recording, Fire & Grace, won the coveted the Scots Trad Music “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, they both have motivated generations of string players through their teaching at fiddle camps across the globe.
The Town Hall Theatre is located at 469 Main Street in Quincy.