Ari & Mia
Fiddle and Cello Music at it's best! Strikingly beautiful, distinctive and exhilarating, with expressive vocals that will find a way into hearts and minds (No Depression), Ari & Mia reference the styles of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to songwriting and the result is a captivating sound.
Ariel Friedman is a multi-genre cellist, composer, and educator. A winner of ASTAs Alternative Styles Award, she is steeped both in the music of American roots traditions and a broad range of classical repertoire. She has performed with many folk-based groups including internationally with Scottish National Fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel, the Sail Away Ladies, New Englands highly acclaimed fiddle band Childsplay, and the BSOs Classical Tangent.
Mia Friedman is a virtuosic fiddler and singer as well as a composer, performed, and educator. She is largely influenced by American roots music and old-time Appalachian traditions, and blends this with contemporary music in her compositions. Besides touring with Ari, she plays with Hollow Decka duo of tape collage, vocals, and woodwindsand avant-garde chamber folk duo, Lichen.
Together, the sisters have toured all across the U.S. and Australia and are both graduates of New England Conservatorys cutting edge Contemporary Improvisation department. Both award winning songwriters, Mias song Across the Water won the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the folk category, and Aris song Old Man was a semi-finalist for the 2016 International Songwriting Competition. Their two previous albums, Land on Shore and Unruly Heart, ranked high on the national folk radio charts.
Ari & Mia blend a traditional rootsy grounding with a clear background of classical training. Their own works are soothing and fresh, tasteful and accomplished. This duo is taking the classical study of a conservatory program and bringing it alive in folk touring circles.
"Ari & Mia are promising talents who have what it takes to make it. Their charming vocals, instrumental expertise, and interpretations shine."
Common Folk Music
Phinney Center Concert Hall (Brick Building down the hill) (View)
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|