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Eugene Friesen: THE BEAUTY WE LOVE – Benefit Concert for Mayo Street Arts
May 31 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM$12 – $18
Friday, May 31st at 7:30pm
Grammy Award-winning cellist Eugene Friesen, along with several local artists will play a special benefit concert for MSA on Friday, Mayo 31st. Eugene will be joined by local artists:
Jawad AL Fatlawi – Oud (https://goldeneyeoud.com/)
Megan Grumbling – Voice/Rumi Poetry (https://www.megangrumbling.com/)
Maurice Habimafura & Patrick Akintore of Ikirenga Cy’Intore –Dance, Drumming, Voice (http://mayostreetarts.org/?page_id=12654)
Please join us for this very special performance!
Four-time Grammy Award-winner Eugene Friesen with the Paul Winter Consort performs his exquisite originals in “a club show for classical music émigrés.” Eugene is active internationally as a cellist, composer, conductor and teacher. His unique original repertoire and improvisational style has been featured in concerts internationally with the Paul Winter Consort, and with Trio Globo (Howard Levy, Glen Velez and Friesen). Eugene has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” has recorded artists as diverse as Dream Theater, Will Ackerman, and Dar Williams, and is a pioneer in the teaching of improvisation to classically-trained musicians. His book, Improvisation for Classically Trained Musicians (Hal Leonard/Berklee Press) was published in 2012. He is an artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and Professor of Music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he founded and directs the genre-busting string orchestra, Berklee World Strings. More information on Eugene can be found online at: www.eugenefriesenmusic.com