Boxwood Festivals

BOXWOOD WILLIAMSBURG 2017

CONCERT AND WORKSHOP FRIDAY APRIL 21, 2017

CHRIS NORMAN ENSEMBLE performs at the
WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY
FRIDAY APRIL 21, 7:30PM

$18 adults / $16 students & friends of the WRL/ $14 under 17

Music of Maritime Canada and beyond

Chris Norman - flutes, pipes, vocals

Andy Thurston - guitars, mandola

Shelley Phillips - harp, oboe, English horn

World-renowned flute-player Chris Norman is one of the foremost tradition bearers playing the music of Maritime Canada: dances, airs and songs from Nova Scotia, Acadia and Quebec as well as roots music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, the U.S.A. Dazzling arrangements featuring one of the finest traditional flute players of our time with pipes, whistle, guitar, mandola, harp, oboe and vocals bring music bursting to life, leaving audiences with a deeper appreciation of how traditional music sings across the centuries with timeless beauty, wit, and vitality.

Guitarist Andy Thurston has been a mainstay in the East Coast traditional music scene for decades and has accompanied many of the area's most renowned musicians. Andy has a BA in classical guitar from Towson State University and has taught guitar at Catonsville Community College for 25 years. Well versed in a variety of styles, he infuses elements of jazz and swing guitar into the music of Ireland, Scotland, Quebec & Maritime Canada.

Shelley Phillips, oboes & harp, is in high demand as a studio musician for the professional folk music crowd in America, Ireland and the UK. Shelley is director of the Santa Cruz Community Music School, where she runs Celtic music camps for children and teens, maintains a private studio, as well as presenting concerts and workshops with visiting musicians of the highest calibre. She received her Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Tickets are available at the door 45 minutes prior to concert time, at Amory Music, 4434 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, VA or on-line below.

 

CHRIS NORMAN - FLUTE WORKSHOP
WILLIAMSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY
FRIDAY APRIL 21, 4-6 PM

$20 At the door only

In this two-hour workshop Chris will cover the fundamentals of playing traditional folk music on the modern Boehm flute and simple system wooden flute. Our focus will be the music of Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton, Quebec, American Old-Time highlighting some of the similarities and differences in this musical dialects. The workshop is open to players of modern Boehm system flutes, simple-system wooden flutes, as well as 'D' penny whistles. Music will be be provided, so players need only bring their instruments and a music stand. A recording device is encouraged to capture examples, demonstrations, and the tunes. Please come early so we can start right on time to cover as much music as possible!


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