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Living Traditions Presents and Flagstaff Cultural Partners present Master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas in concert at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The concert will take place at 7:30pm on December 12, 2013.
The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious one. Fraser, acclaimed by the San Francisco Examiner as “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling,” has a concert and recording career spanning 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks (Last of the Mohicans,Titanic).
Fraser has been sponsored by the British Council to represent Scotland’s music internationally, and received the Scottish Heritage Center Service Award for outstanding contributions to Scottish culture and traditions.
Fraser and Haas The 25-year-old Haas, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, wasn’t even born when Alasdair was winning national fiddle competitions on the other side of the Atlantic. But this seemingly unlikely pairing is the fulfillment of a long-standing musical dream for Fraser, whose cutting-edge musical explorations took him full circle to find a cellist who could help him return the cello to its historical role at the rhythmic heart of Scottish dance music.
The duo has performs frequently in Europe, and throughout the US and Canada. They have been featured on NPR’s Performance Today, the Thistle & Shamrock, and Mountain Stage, and represented Scotland at the Smithsonian Museum’s Folklife Festival. In addition, Fraser and Haas have busy teaching schedules, including summer fiddle courses in the US, Scotland, and Spain. Natalie also teaches at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas will be performing in concert at The Coconino Center for the Arts, presented by Living Traditions Presents. The concert takes place on December 12, 2013. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance/$20 day of show. To avoid an online purchasing fee, tickets can also be purchased at the Coconino Center for the Arts or by calling (928) 779-2300.