Half Pelican


Half Pelican presents an evening house concert preceeded by cello workshops of different levels.  

Emmy-winning Doctor of Cello Joy Adams and Emmy-nominated and published composer Andy Reiner will present an evening of cosmic acoustic grooves influenced by Appalachian, Bluegrass, Celtic, Scandinavian, and Country music.  Their music features original and traditional songs and tunes performed on cello, fiddle, octave mandolin and banjo with sweet vocal harmonies.  

4:30-5:30pm - Intermediate / Advanced Cello Workshop

6:00-7:00pm Beginner Cello Workshop

7:00pm - Potluck

7:45-9:00pm Acoustic Concert Performance

Concert - $20 Suggested Donation

Workshop + Concert - $45 Suggested Donation

Please RSVP to andyreinerfiddle@gmail.com

Private fiddle lessons available from 4:30-7pm 12/15 and after 5pm on Sunday 12/16 in town.  Please email for details.

Private cello lessons available on Sunday 12/16 after 5pm in town.  Please email for details.

Slopeside House Concert & Cello Workshops

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Raised on a small farm in Spokane, Washington, Joy Adams began playing the cello at age 15 and is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. Despite a string of classical adventures that included winning Musicfest Northwest, attending the Aspen Music Festival, soloing with the Spokane Symphony, and touring with the Selden String Quartet, Joy ultimately returned to her roots, joining an old-time band, the Windsor Folk Family, during her last year at Eastman. Recipient of a Mancini Fellowship at the Frost School of Music (where she also taught bluegrass songwriting, contemporary improvisation, and led the Frost Fiddle Band), Joy completed her Doctorate in 2016. She teaches for the American Music System and Denver School of the Arts, and has been on the faculty of fiddle camps in Boston, Charleston, Maine, Connecticut, New York City, and Sandpoint, Idaho. She has made over a dozen concerto appearances and has shared the stage with major artists such as Bruce Hornsby, Ben Folds, Bobby McFerrin, and Chic Corea. Recent highlights include releasing Trifecta, a CD of Indian fusion music, publishing Fiddle Club Favorites for the Cello, touring the Northwest with fiddle-cello duo Half Pelican, and performing with Darol Anger and the Furies. In her spare time, Joy enjoys eating pie and climbing on things. 

Andy Reiner, an award-winning fiddler, composer and educator originally from Lexington, MA, began playing at age five with the Reiner Family Band.  He has since developed his own style featuring creative, rhythmic melodies, and thoughtful fusing of world styles.  Earning a BM in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston launched Andy into a flurry of touring and teaching around the globe - including Heavy Metal with Devil in the Kitchen, Folk/Hip-Hop with FiddleFoxx, Swedish/Appalachian with Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers, Electronic/Celtic with Firecloud, and Bluegrass with The Earth Stringband, which toured Southeast Asia on the 2011 American Music Abroad tour for the State Department and Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Also known as the "Skiing Fiddler," Andy skis every month of the year and many of his compositions are influenced by mountains and nature.  Andy currently tours both as a solo artist and with groups Darol Anger and the Furies, Half Pelican, and Whitewater Ramble, and composes fiddle tunes, songs, new works, and arrangements for string orchestra.  He teaches improvisation, composition and fiddle styles privately and at music camps across the US.  



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