4tet: Brittany Haas, Cleek Schrey, Jordan Tice & Nic Gareiss
Tickets: $18 advance, $22 door.
Students with ID: $14 advance, $18 door.
All tickets are general admission.
Four of traditional music's most compelling young performers join their talents to create contemporary folk music for five-string and hardanger fiddles, guitar, pump organ, piano, and percussive dance.
Brittany, Cleek, Jordan and Nic share an interest in the championing of traditional music repertoire, new music composition, and the use of performance in both maintaining and critiquing the conventions surrounding folk music. They follow the work of mentors such as Bruce Molsky, Brendan Mulvihill and Eileen Carson-Schatz, in tandem with careful study of historical sources and inspirations outside of traditional music, and continue the legacy and lineage of traditional music. They're on a quest to probe the expressive and creative potential of fiddle tunes, traditional song, and vernacular dance.
Many people know Brittany from her time touring with Tony Trischka or with Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, and some of you saw her when she appeared with Laura Cortese, Mariel Vandersteel and sister Natalie Haas at the Lyceum in Alexandria. But most people know Brittany from her fiddling with old-time group Crooked Still.
Since graduating from Princeton in 2009, she's been taking her 5-string fiddle on tour with Crooked Still and making new fans all over the world, including a recent appearance at the Birchmere, and lately she's been performing in a fiddle duo with Lauren Rioux, including two concerts at IMT. Her first CD, Brittany Haas, was released on Ook records in 2004 and includes guest musicians Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, Todd Sickafoose, Mike Marshall and her sister Natalie.