General Public: $22 Wisconsin Union Member: $18 UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $18 Non UW-Madison Students: $18 UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10 Youth: Family Savings Event! $14 with purchase of adult ticket - limit 2 youth tickets per adult ticket. Youth tickets must be purchased at the same time as the adult tickets and are valid for youths 6-18 years old. Age verified at door.
About the Artists
Clackmannan-born, California-based fiddler Alasdair Fraser and his American musical partner, cellist Natalie Haas, have been exploring the collaborative possibilities between cello and fiddle for years. Haas unleashes textures and deep, powerful rhythms that drive fiddle tunes, and Fraser responds with daring interpretations of traditional Scottish songs that flourish under his improvisational expertise.
Haas’s and Fraser's duo release, Fire & Grace, was awarded the Best Album of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards 2004. Though the two met as teacher and student, Scott Alerik of The Globe remarks that “you would think they'd been playing together for centuries. While his fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. Then she opens her cello's throat, joining Fraser in soaring sustains, windswept refrains, and sudden, jazzy explosions. Their sound is as urbane as a Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan winter."
Music Links, News, Reviews & More
Alasdair Fraser Offical Website: Go >>
Natalie Haas Official Website: Go >>
"Grand Etang / Hull's Reel" live on BBC Radio Scotland: Go >>
Alasdair Fraiser and Natalie Haas Facebook: Go >>
SPONSORS: The Theater Season is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Wisconsin Union Theater Endowment Fund.