Kimmel Center Presents
Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider
|Saturday, February 1||8pm||buy tickets!|
'A virtuoso of the banjo, Béla Fleck has been pushing the boundaries of his instrument for over 30 years.' (The New York Times) He has been called the premier banjo player in the world and has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map. Béla has won eight Grammy Awards and has been nominated in more categories than anyone in Grammy history. Brooklyn Rider, a young, Brooklyn-based string quartet consisting of members of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, 'is recreating the 300-year-old form of string quartet as a vital and creative 21st-century ensemble.' (NPR) 'The dazzling fingers-in-every-pie that Brooklyn Rider exhibits is one of the wonders of contemporary music.' (Los Angeles Times) "These guys are like motocross daredevils who never screw up a stunt.'(Vice) This concert is part of a tour celebrating the release of their collaborative recording, Banjo Quintet.
All artists and programs subject to change.