OCEAN Quartet at Cellar Stage
Folk-Rock pioneer Jennifer Cutting, mastermind of The New St. George has returned with a magical collection of holiday music for all generations and wisdom traditions. Her new full-length CD, Song of Solstice, combines brand-new winter songs with old favorites, folky authenticity with cutting-edge electronics, and rousing bagpipes and drums with gentle recorders and harps. It even puts legendary chanteuse Annie Haslam, the voice of the British 70s prog-rock band Renaissance, on the same album with music from the real, historical Renaissance!
Cutting started her project with a simple idea: to create music for the winter holidays that worked for everyone: Jew and Gentile, Christian and Pagan. Cutting lost her parents as a child; after her grandmother also passed away, she was raised by Indian swamis in a Hindu ashram in Florida. Partly due to this unusual childhood, she has long been a spiritual and musical seeker on many divergent paths. Song of Solstice celebrates the things all spiritual traditions share in their observance of wintertime: the blessing of human companionship in the cold times of the year, the endless round of the seasons, the return of warmth and light, and even the wisdom and strength to be found in the darkness.
Jennifer Cutting's OCEAN Quartet will transport you to the Yuletide celebrations of yore in a program featuring traditional carols, foot-stomping Irish fiddle tunes, 19th century broadside songs, original seasonal compositions, and even an appearance by Father Christmas of the old mummers plays! With their soaring Celtic vocals and high-energy instrumentals, OCEAN marries lighthearted exuberance with great spiritual depth.
Jennifer Cutting (accordions, piano, artistic director), Lisa Moscatiello (voice, guitar, whistle), Andrew Dodds (fiddle), and Steve Winick (voice) are known for their goose bump-raising performances and surprise-filled repertoire. Composer and ethnomusicologist Jennifer Cutting culls through the Library of Congress's Folk Archive to find rare ballads and tunes, giving them shimmering new musical shapes. Vocalist Lisa Moscatiello has a voice that Billboard magazine called "one of the most gorgeous vocal instruments in all of folk-tinged pop." Award-winning Scottish-style fiddler Andrew Dodds is a virtuoso who can make his fiddle fly! Steve Winick's earthy baritone and powerful delivery will root you to the spot. The Washington Post calls OCEAN"Nothing short of spellbinding" Fall under their spell at this special Winter Solstice concert.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. General admission seating.
**THIS EVENT HAS A STRICT REFUND POLICY. No refunds will be processed by Brown Paper Tickets more than 12 hours after the time of purchase without the authorization of the producer.**
The Cellar Stage at Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton (View)
5315 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|