"A Studio Red Hook Evening with Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

By Studio Red Hook (other events)

Sunday, April 10 2011 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
On April 10, 2011, Studio Red Hook is thrilled to present world renown Scottish fiddler Alisdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas! The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzling-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious one. Fraser, acclaimed by the San Francisco Examiner as “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling,” has a concert and recording career spanning 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks (Last of the Mohicans, Titanic). Fraser has been sponsored by the British Council to represent Scotland’s music internationally, and received the Scottish Heritage Center Service Award for outstanding contributions to Scottish culture and traditions
The Reviews are too numerous to list:

“ … you would think they’d been playing together for centuries. While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. Then [Haas] opens her cello’s throat, joining Fraser in soaring sustains, windswept refrains, and sudden, jazzy explosions. Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clakmannan [Scotland] winter.”

— Boston Globe

“Fraser, one of the most respected of all exponents of the Scots fiddle, would look long and hard to find a more appropriate cellist as a partner. Haas can switch just as effortlessly as Fraser from a gentle singing tone to driving, dancing melody. A positive joy.”

— The Scotsman

Doors open at 6:00. Wine and beer allowed. Enjoy delicious refreshments and baked goods by local caterers, Julia and Isabella for sale.