(Hillsboro, Ore.) —Effervescent and engaging, Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel is a performer, teacher, and composer whose career spans over two decades. Described as “exuberant and rhythmic” by The Boston Globe, Hanneke Cassel is a sought-after international performer and composer whose career spans over two decades. Hanneke comes to the Walters Cultural Arts Center (527 E. Main St., Hillsboro) on Friday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. along with her band, featuring Mike Block on cello/vocals and Christopher Lewis on guitar/vocals. Tickets are $15 advance or $20 the day of the performance.
Cassel’s style fuses influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations, creating a cutting edge sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Celtic tradition. The Boston Globe states, “She is already a rising star in the Celtic skies…her musical ideas are savvy and sophisticated, but her throaty, gusting style is deeply banked in the Schottish and Cape Breton traditions.”
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. Canadian native Christopher Lewis provides the driving guitar sound in the band. A Berklee College of Music alum, Christopher has been involved with album production and performance in the Boston indie rock scene and is a regular part of Boston’s Park Street Church Sunday Night worship team. This is a trio not to be missed!
More information about this performance and the 2019-20 Walters Concert Series is available at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts and tickets can be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com, by calling 503-615-3485, or in person at 527 E. Main St., Hillsboro.
Concert concessions available from Longbottom Coffee and Tea.
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