Darol Anger is a true fiddle guru, unique in his range and depth, who has spent almost four decades reinventing American string music to encompass his explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and music from across the globe.
Anger has helped drive the evolution of contemporary violin through pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, Newgrange, Psychograss, and others.
He has performed and taught all over the world with musicians such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Bela Fleck, Bill Evans, Edgar Meyer, Bill Frisell, Tony Rice, Tim O’Brien, Anonymous 4, Marin Alsop, the Detroit Symphony, Danny Barnes, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mark O’Connor, and Stephane Grappelli. Today Darol can be heard on NPR's "Car Talk" theme every week, along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice. Composing and performing internationally since 1977, he has produced numerous important recordings and soundtracks. He is an Associate Professor at the Berklee School of Music and recently began an ambitious online Fiddle School at www.ArtistWorks.com.
His playing and composition overflow with passion, prodigious technique, and a generous sense of humor. He has spent his career enlightening and inspiring his fellow musicians, and vice-versa. That’s where the Friends come in. Darol has played music all over the world and has made many allies and musical friends, some of whom will appear at this upcoming concert!
This concert will feature the talents of renowned singer/songwriter Emy Phelps, and surprise guests. There will also be a special appearance by local favorite and international violin virtuoso Angella Ahn.