Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles with Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30 pmFree – $30
Get ready for an electrifying toe-tapping, hand-clapping evening as the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles return to the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre on Saturday, April 13, for the 40th edition of their Annual Concert, with featured guests, the acclaimed Scottish fiddle and cello duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. This event is co-sponsored by the Pasadena Folk Music Society.
The evening promises an exhilarating performance showcasing a vibrant repertoire with a dynamic mix of fiddles, cellos, basses, drums, piano, harps, accordions, whistles, bagpipes, and Gaelic song. So, gather your friends and family and get ready for a night of music, laughter, and good times!
Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles
For nearly 50 years, the Scottish Fiddlers of Los Angeles have delighted audiences throughout Southern California with the lively, energetic and irresistibly uplifting music of Scotland, the Shetland Islands, Cape Breton Island and Ireland. Their playing is characterized by hard-driving reels and strathspeys, hauntingly beautiful airs and sweet waltzes. Directed by internationally known Scottish fiddler, Jan Tappan, and frequently joined by world-renowned guest artists, the Scottish Fiddlers have become a Southland favorite.
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as one of the greatest Scottish fiddlers playing today, has earned the title of “the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling.” His collaboration with cellist Natalie Haas has played a pivotal role in reconstructing and revitalizing the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello, infusing their interpretation of Scottish melodies with driving rhythms and improvisation.
Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning over 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, radio and television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks (Last of the Mohicans, Titanic, etc.). In 2011, he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Haas, a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music, is one of the most sought after cellists in traditional music today. She has performed and recorded with a who’s who of the fiddle world including Mark O’Connor, Natalie MacMaster, Irish supergroups Solas and Altan, Liz Carroll, Dirk Powell, Brittany Haas, Darol Anger, Jeremy Kittel, Hanneke Cassel, Laura Cortese, and many more.
Venue, Tickets and Parking
Hermosa Beach Community Theatre located at 710 Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach, is a 502-seat theatre and a favorite venue for youth musical theatre groups, film premieres, dance productions, and a variety of shows that offer residents of Hermosa Beach the chance to experience the wonders of cultural arts.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite by following the link below. General seating is $20; preferred seating in the first seven rows is $30; children 12 and under are free.
Parking is free and includes ADA Accessible and Electric Vehicle Charging spots.