Wednesday, Oct. 4,
Campus Theatre, 413 Market St., downtown Lewisburg
"If you've never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, take a deep breath and soak it all in." NPR Music
The growing acclaim for the collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle springs from a shared talents as historians, storytellers, visual artists, and gifted, intuitive musicians - a groundbreaking approach. Inspired by the richness and tradition of the music, Anna & Elizabeth gather songs and stories from archives and visits with elders. They bring these songs to life with sparse, atmospheric arrangements using guitar, banjo, fiddle and the uncanny blend of their voices in close harmony. They accompany their songs with stories-of the lyrics, of the singer, of the quest to learn the song - and they illustrate them in mesmerizing fashion. The two revive the old scrolling picture show, or "crankies," that illustrate the old songs they sing. They create these intricate picture scrolls in tandem with papercuts, shadow puppets, prints and embroidered fabric.
The Bucknell Camerata is the University's select chamber choir, comprised of 16 to 24 voices, representing nearly every major field of study at Bucknell. Founded in 2015 by Professor Beth Willer, the Camerata specializes in the performance of early and contemporary music repertoires.