Baker Allegan Studios Presents:
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Saturday, October 10th 7:00 pm at the Griswold Auditorium
Alasdair Fraser: has been featured on over 100 television and radio
shows in the UK, and on several nationally-broadcast programs in the US,
including CBS Sunday Morning, NPR Morning Edition, A Prairie Home
Companion, and The Thistle and Shamrock. On The Kennedy Center Honors
(CBS TV) Fraser played a special solo tribute to honoree Sean Connery, a
fellow Scot in a segment that included Catherine Zeta-Jones. Alasdair
has made guest appearances with groups as diverse as Los Angeles Master
Chorale, The Waterboys and The Chieftains and as featured soloist along
with Itzhak Perlman at New York's Lincoln Center. His film credits
include solo performances on the soundtracks of several major films,
including The Last of the Mohicans, Titanic and Braveheart.
Natalie Haas: Vibrant young cellist Natalie Haas is one of the most
sought after cellists in Celtic music today. She tours regularly with
master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, has appeared on over 50 albums,
and has also taught at the Berkley College of Music in Boston. A
graduate of the Juilliard School, Natalie is currently based in
Montreal. "Traditional music has always been a connective tissue between
cultures, communities, and generations. Witness the duo of Scottish
fiddle star Fraser and cello prodigy Haas. He is from Clackmannan, a
small town in Scotland's smallest county. She is a Juilliard grad from
California. When they met, he was teacher, and she was student. And yet
on a new CD, "In the Moment,
" you would think they'd been playing together for centuries. While his
fiddle dances, her cello throbs darkly or plucks puckishly. Then she
opens her cello's throat, joining Fraser in soaring sustains, windswept
refrains, and sudden, jazzy explosions. Their sound is as urbane as a
Manhattan midnight, and as wild as a Clackmannan winter."
Scott Alarik, Boston Globe
Don't forget the LEGENDARY V.I.P. After Party at Baker Studios Gallery (Limited to 75 Tickets) Featuring the music of the Brook Farm String Band, Food from Ackroyds Scottish Bakery and light beverages. (Beer & Wine is BYOB if you wish with some donated by our Artists.) If you have a Fiddle or other instrument.. bring it along and join the fun.
The areas that are shaded in Grey, are available parking lots.
Hubbard Street is a One Way from M89/M40 to Chestnut Street, so if you are coming in across the "Old Iron Bridge" for the Griswold Auditorium or the Mahan Park Gazebo your best bet is to park on the Riverfront Plaza or the Lot between Locust and Chestnut.
If you are coming in to Hubbard Street from M89/M40, there is limited parking behind the Griswold. Take the driveway on you right as you come to Walnut Street. Your best bet will be the parking lot for the Allegan County Court House on your left as you pass the Sheriffs Office. It is marked "Parking for Court House Only", but after hours they do not mind if Griswold Patrons use it.