2019 Season
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  • Thursday   August 1, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The 40th - Opening Night
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  • Friday   August 2, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Aizuri Quartet: Different Trains
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  • Saturday   August 3, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
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  • Wednesday   August 7, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn & Lera Auerbach: Dreams and Visions
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  • Thursday   August 8, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn & Lera Auerbach: Dreams and Visions
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  • Friday   August 9, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Piano Festival
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  • Saturday   August 10, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Hilary Hahn: Bach Under The Stars
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  • Thursday   August 15, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • The Romantic Imagination
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  • Friday   August 16, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • All in Rhythm
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  • Saturday   August 17, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
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  • Thursday   August 22, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Bon Appétit!
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  • Friday   August 23, 2019
  • First Presbyterian Church • 8:00 PM
  • Café Music
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  • Saturday   August 24, 2019
  • Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards • 8:00 PM
  • Festival Finale in memory of Louise Robinson: with David Zinman and the Festival Orchestra
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Saturday   August 3, 2019 Robinson Pavilion at Anyela's Vineyards   •   8:00 PM(Rain location: TBA)

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

The Festival welcomes the sensational banjoist and composer Béla Fleck for the first time, joined by his wife, fellow banjo-player and captivating singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn. The Grammy-winning duo will astonish you with its blend of musical genres, pushing “far beyond the bluegrass expectations of their chosen instrument: toward Africa, Asia, jazz… traversing a world of possibilities” (New York Times).

Program:

A program of classic songs and original works to be announced from the stage.

    



Musicians:

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

"The king and queen of the banjo" (Paste Magazine), Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have a musical partnership like no other. Fleck, a 15 time Grammy winner, has taken the instrument across multiple genres. Abigail Washburn, a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player, has broken new ground by combining the banjo tradition with Far East culture and sounds. Fleck has the virtuosic, jazz-to classical ingenuity of an instrumentalist and composer with bluegrass roots. From writing concertos for full symphony orchestra, to exploring the banjo's African roots, to playing jazz duos with Chick Corea, Béla Fleck has become arguably the world's premier banjo player. With the earthy sophistication of a postmodern, old-time singer-songwriter, Washburn has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums. She has done fascinating work with folk music diplomacy in China. By using the banjo to showcase America's rich heritage and also bringing the noble instrument into new and unique realms, Fleck and Washburn present music that feels wildly innovative and familiar at the same time.

Performing:
Saturday, August 3


Concert Sponsors:

This concert is made possible with support from the Bob and Sally Neumann Fund for Jazz and Innovative Programming

Guest Artist Sponsors:

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn sponsored by The Bonadio Group
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn sponsored by Franklin Properties
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn sponsored by Sutton Real Estate


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