Get read for the next 45th Parallel concert – Greg Ewer’s brilliant addition to the local concert scene is presenting two of the best violinists/fiddlers you’ll have occasion to witness this Thursday and Friday – May 4th and 5th at 8 PM – at the Old Church in Portland. Get your tickets here, before they’re gone!
Kevin Burke is a suave and slyly devilish Irish fiddler who has complete mastery of his instrument and musical genre. He’ll be joined by members of 45th Parallel and his long-time collaborator, guitarist Cal Scott, in his Irish Sessions Suite. Here’s a clip of Kevin doing his thing:
Gilles Apap is an astonishing violinist. He crosses all genres and styles – playing everything from Mozart to Grapelli with equal mastery and virtuosity. The great violinist Sir Yehudi Menuhin called him “a true violinist for the 21st century”. Here he plays his incomparable cadenza to Mozart’s G major violin concerto: