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Hanneke Cassel and Mike Block Bring Acclaimed Fiddle and Cello Duo to Indian Hill Music Dec. 6

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Hanneke Cassel and Mike Block Bring Acclaimed Fiddle and Cello Duo to Indian Hill Music Dec. 6

 

Littleton, November 8, 2019 -- Indian Hill Music continues its new Headliners Concert Series with acclaimed fiddler Hanneke Cassel and GRAMMY-winning cellist Mike Block on Friday, December 6 at 7:30pm at Indian Hill Music, 36 King Street, Littleton. Concert tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Purchase online at www.indianhillmusic.org or call (978) 486-9524. This concert is sponsored by Karen and Peter Burk with support from Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

Called “a startingly virtuosic and accessible string duet” by renowned GRAMMY-winning fiddler Darol Anger, this dynamic Boston-based husband-and-wife duo has been playing together since 2007. Their diverse and exciting show gives audiences a glimpse into their musical world with traditional and original music that draws from their Celtic, Americana, and Classical roots:  inventive treatments of modern pop songs, classical crossover covers, and original compositions and songs that range from deeply soulful to intelligently playful.

 

Hanneke Cassel is a sought-after performer and internationally renowned fiddle teacher who has graced stages across North America, Europe, Australia, India, and China. She has been featured at numerous festivals in Scotland, Canada, the US, and Australia, and has performed on PBS with Boston-based fiddle band Childsplay; with Baroque/Celtic group Ensemble Galilei at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (with former NPR ‘Talk of the Nation’ host Neal Conan); and the National Geographic in Washington, D.C. (with actor Bill Pullman). She has made guest appearances with Cherish the Ladies, Matt Glaser & the Wayfaring Strangers, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, and Joey McIntyre (from New Kids on the Block.)

 

Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, singer, composer, and educator. Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st-Century," Mike is part of the Grammy-award winning Silk Road Ensemble, a graduate of the Juilliard School, and an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music. Mike is also an active recording artist of original material, folk music, cross-cultural collaborations, and has collaborated with a variety of diverse musicians and groups, such as Mark O’Connor, Bobby McFerrin, The New York Philharmonic, Will.i.am, Edgar Meyer, Stevie Wonder, Darol Anger, Allison Krauss, Zakir Hussain, The National, Bon Iver, Rachel Barton Pine, Dawn Upshaw, Lenny Kravitz, Shakira, Joe Zawinul, Alasdair Fraser, Shujaat Khan, and many others.

 

The Indian Hill Music Headliners Series presents celebrated contemporary performers from jazz, world music, bluegrass, and beyond in intimate Camilla Blackman Hall at 36 King Street, Littleton. Upcoming concerts include Downbeat and JazzTimes Artist of the Year pianist Vijay Iyer, GRAMMY-nominated fiddler Darol Anger, legendary Boston chanteuse Dominique Eade, and many others. Learn more at, visit www.indianhllmusic.org.

 

ABOUT INDIAN HILL MUSIC

Now in its 34th year, Indian Hill Music is a thriving regional non-profit center for music education,  performance, and community outreach. One of only a few organizations in the U.S. that combines a community music school, professional symphony orchestra, diverse concert series, and high-impact music philanthropy, Indian Hill Music serves 79 communities in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. We believe that music inspires both our hearts and minds, encourages the growth of the whole person, and is integral to the lives of everyone we serve. Our mission – to share the transformative power of music, through teaching and performing, and giving music generously when there is need – reflects the impact of music on people’s lives, and its ability to strengthen, heal, and inspire. Indian Hill Music relies on the generosity of individuals, families, businesses, and foundations to support our programs. Learn more at (978) 486-9524 or www.indianhillmusic.org. The programs of Indian Hill Music are supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and with funds from the council administered by the Local Cultural Councils.

Construction is well underway on our future world-class music education and performance center. Set on a stunning landscape in Groton, Massachusetts, the concert experience in our acoustically superb 1,000-seat concert hall and 300-seat performance hall will be second to none. We are excitedly anticipating our opening in 2022, when we will bring you even more vibrant music experiences, designed to educate, energize, and enrich our communities.

 

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