14-time Grammy Award Winner and banjo player Béla Fleck will join members of the string quartet Brooklyn Rider for an evening of collaboration and grand music-making.
Béla Fleck is known for his wicked banjo playing, and he has been pushing the boundaries of the instrument for over 30 years. He performs his new quintet for banjo and string quartet with Brooklyn Rider, a group at home in both clubs and concert halls with appearances in venues as varied as Joe’s Pub, the Library of Congress and UMS’s Chamber Arts Series. The members of Brooklyn Rider are part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and as one critic said, “their down-to-earth demeanor…demystifies contemporary classical music and invites everyone into the tent.”
This concert is graciously supported by: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Additional support provided by: The John A. McAlonan Fund of the Akron Community Foundation