Posted: Monday Sep 10, 2012
September 10, 2012
Bluegrass group Monroe Crossing will be the next presentation in the Saint Vincent College Concert Series at 8 p.m. Friday, October 5 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center.
The group includes Derek Johnson, guitar, lead and harmony vocals; Lisa Fuglie, fiddle, mandolin, lead and harmony vocals; Matt Thompson, mandolin, fiddle and baritone vocals; Mark Anderson, bass and bass vocals; and David Robinson, banjo.
Their program will include classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and original compositions.
Celebrating their 12th year together in 2012, Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada.
The group is named in honor of Bill Monroe, “The Father of Bluegrass Music.” Based in Minnesota, the group plays an average of 125 shows a year at major venues and festivals, frequently for non-bluegrass audiences – and people often comment that they had never really liked bluegrass music until they attended a Monroe Crossing concert.
Monroe Crossing has recorded twelve CDs to date. Their most recent release is Joy Joy Joy showcasing the band’s originality and reverence for the bluegrass Gospel tradition. Further information is available on their website, www.monroecrossing.com
Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Tickets may be purchased online at http://concertseries.stvincent.edu, by calling 724 805-2565, or at the door on concert evenings.
Season tickets, flex passes, and group rates are also available.
A dinner concert package, A Classic Evening at Saint Vincent, is offered for $50 with advance reservations.
Continuing this season is a complimentary shuttle service between the parking areas and the performing arts center.
Upcoming concerts in the series include Andrew Tyson, piano, November 3; The Guidonian Hand, trombone quartet, November 30; The New Trio, January 26, 2013; Asteria, Renaissance Duo, February 23, 2013; Tempesta di Mare – Philadelphia Baroque Chamber Players, March 23, 2013; and Veit Hertenstein, viola, April 20, 2013.
The Saint Vincent College Concert Series receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. These grant funds are administered in this region by the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance.
Further details are available by contacting the Concert Series Box Office, 724 805-2565 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu.
Photo: Monroe Crossing
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