FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
(203) 865-0831, ext. 21
NEW HAVEN, CT January 13, 2010 Is it a violin or a fiddle? Join members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) and special guest artists, Moonshine Holler for Fiddle Faddle, Saturday, January 30, 2010, 2:00pm at the Omni Hotel, New Haven, part of the NHSO’s ongoing Family Concert Series. Pre-concert activities begin at 1:30pm with an Instrument Discovery Zone, offering children an opportunity to meet the musicians and try a few instruments.
Fiddling and singing duo, Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof of Moonshine Holler will take you on a journey of American fiddling traditions both old and new, accompanied by NHSO bassist Jim Andrews. Children will sing, dance, and clap their way through this fun-filled experience. As the program nears its close, we will meet the modern violin, leading lady of the 21st century symphony orchestra, and hear the astounding beauty of this magnificent instrument, as played by NHSO Assistant Concertmaster Artemis Simerson.
Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof (Moonshine Holler) perform old-time music of the southern mountains on fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica, Hawaiian guitar and banjo ukulele, with harmony singing and flatfoot clod dancing! Combining their talents and performing experience into a multi-instrumental engaging duet, their spirited renditions of Carter Family classics, ballads, hillbilly blue, minstrel ditties and fiddle tunes are sure-fire crowd pleasers.
Join the NHSO as we partner with Read to Grow by bringing a donation of a new or gently used children’s book to help build literacy for youngsters across the state.
Tickets to this exciting event are $15 (adults), $12 (seniors) and $5 (children). To purchase tickets contact the NHSO Box Office at (203) 865-0831, ext. 10 or visit newhavensymphony.org.
These performances are made possible through the generous support of Bank of America, Jewish Federation and Foundation of Greater New Haven, PACK, and New Haven Register.
All programs subject to change without notice.