with Béla Fleck
McElheran Visiting Artist
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Hosmer Hall at 7:30 pm
Adult: $50/$42/$35; Senior/Faculty/Staff: $47/$39/$32; Student: $25/$22/$15
Béla Fleck has advanced the art of the banjo more than anyone else in history, bringing excitement and wonder to audiences worldwide throughout his journey. Fleck’s latest venture finds him performing with The Knights — a young, daring New York chamber ensemble — for what promises to be an unforgettably sonic experience. As with any Béla Fleck concert, prepare to be astounded by what you experience — the virtuosity of his banjo playing, the unique blend of musical styles, and the beauty and logic found within his compositions. Béla Fleck is one of the most spellbinding musicians of our time, regardless of genre or instrument.
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Join us for these FREE Artist Conversation Sessions
All sessions will be held in Wakefield Recital Hall. Directions to the hall will be posted from Hosmer Hall.
Béla Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto
Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 3 pm
'Béla Fleck: How To Write A Banjo Concerto' follows banjo trailblazer Béla Fleck through one of his most challenging musical journeys so far, into the world of the Symphony Orchestra. 96 minutes.
"A moving and joyous portrait of a talented musician."
- The Hollywood Reporter (click for full article)
A Conversation with Béla Fleck
Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6 pm
Béla Fleck will be available to speak with students about his work and creative process. He will be drawing heavily on his work to compose the banjo concerto. If students are able to attend the showing of the documentary on this topic (which will take place Sunday night), they are encouraged to do so.
A Conversation with The Knights Artistic Directors Eric and Colin Jacobsen
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 4 pm
Brothers Eric and Colin Jacobsen, Artistic Directors of The Knights, will be speaking about careers in music in the 21st century and about the ensemble’s unique creative process. Additional members of the ensemble may join them if time allows. The Jacobsens are looking forward to answering questions and engaging in conversation with you all.