Andy Statman Trio American Masterpieces Tour
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Free Pre-Performance Talk 6:45-7:15 p.m.
Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street, Lewisburg
This is a FREE performance
"Modern American music with ancient mysteries at the core..." The New York Times
One of the world's premier mandolinists and clarinetists, Andy Statman has played with everyone from Izhak Perlman to Jerry Garcia. Andy just received the 2012 National Heritage Fellowship, America's highest honor in the traditional arts. Andy thinks of his compositions and performances as "spontaneous American-roots music and personal, prayerful hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz."
In 1965, Andy found mandolin master David Grisman, in a Greenwich Village teeming with young musicians at the heart of the resurgence of folk culture, and asked him for lessons. David, with whom Andy would record and coproduce Songs of Our Fathers 30 years later, says that Andy was the best student he ever had.
This tour engagement of Andy Statman is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's American Masterpieces program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.