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Cape Breton Fiddler Natalie MacMaster & Musicians, 3/4, 7PM
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS WELCOMES
THE FAST ACTION, FOOT STOMPING, ROOF RAISING FIDDLE OF
CAPE BRETON’S NATALIE MACMASTER
SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2007, 7PM
Fairfax, Virginia, February 7, 2007—Delivering an abundance of high-energy fun, the exuberance of acclaimed fiddler Natalie MacMaster never ceases to amaze audiences both young and old. On Sunday, March 4, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., Center for the Arts audiences have the opportunity to witness MacMaster’s interpretations of Celtic, bluegrass, and contemporary music, laced with helpings of jazz, rock and classical styles. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, begins at 6:15 p.m. on the hall’s Grand Tier.
Natalie MacMaster is one of the most versatile and exciting young musicians on both the Folk music and Celtic music scenes. She has collaborated with Alison Krauss, the Chieftains, Paul Simon, and even Pavarotti. The San Diego Union-Tribune recently praised MacMaster’s stage presence, saying she “commands the stage, a riveting performer…MacMaster is reaching a level of self-expression that transcends style.”
Natalie MacMaster was first noticed for her mastery of the Cape Breton sound–music that is rooted in the Scottish Highlands and Outer Hebrides brought to Canada by 18th and 19th century immigrants. Celebrating this sound and culture is MacMaster’s mission, and she does so through enthusiastic performances and her Internet radio show “Cape Breton Live.” Her goal, she says, is to try and “capture the culture, as opposed to just the music…We want to share the spirit and the vibe, and what we’re about as a people.
Natalie MacMaster is joined onstage by her longtime bandmates Miche Pouliot on drums, Allan Dewar on keyboards, Brad Davidge on guitar, Matt MacIsaac on bagpipes, and John Chiasson on bass.
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Tickets for Natalie MacMaster are $42, $34, $21. Family Friendly! All children, twelve and under, half price! Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit www.tickets.com. The Center for the Arts complex is located on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the deck adjacent to the mainstage Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university lot K. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa