Dave Mallett in Concert!
On Saturday, December 12th in the Main Sanctuary at the Greensboro United Church of Christ Greensboro, VT, Famed singer/songwriter David Mallett will perform a concert to benefit the Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR). A forty year leader of America's folk scene, Mr. Mallett has recorded 17 albums, performed on broadcasts such as National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion, and provided material for notables Pete Seeger, Alison Krauss, Emmy Lou Harris, Kathy Mattea, John Denver, and the Muppets, among others.
Mr. Mallett will be performing songs from his new album as well as his original standards he has made famous. Acclaimed classical violinists Alexander Romanul, Annie Rowell, and Roy McNeil will open the concert. A reception in Fellowship Hall at the Greensboro United Church of Christ will follow the concert. All proceeds of the event will benefit programming for GAAR, under the artistic directorship of Sabra Jones.
Mr. Mallett will also be visiting Lakeview Elementary School in Greensboro on Friday, December 11th, as part of GAAR’s Artist in Schools programming.
A Maine native, David Mallett, is one of America's true original troubadours. In a career spanning four decades, he has created a notable body of work, including the American folk classic "Garden Song". He has performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe, including such major venues and broadcasts such as Barns of Wolf Trap, Newport Folk Festival, and "Prairie Home Companion". Folkwax Magazine voted Mallett "2003 Artist of the Year" and his album Artist in Me as "2003 Album of the Year", and he has been recognized by the Bangor Daily news as "One of the 58 Most Memorable Mainers of the 20th Century”.
Violinist Alexander Romanul was born in Boston into a distinguished musical family of historic Romanian lineage. After making his debut at age 13 playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the New England Conservatory Orchestra under the direction of Gunther Schuller, he was invited by Arthur Fiedler to play as a soloist with the Boston Pops, soloed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall as winner of the Youth Concerts Concerto Competition, and performed as soloist with the National Symphony of Ecuador, where critics acclaimed him a poet of the violin. Subsequently Romanul was awarded fifth prize in the Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland and has performed widely as soloist and chamber musician in Europe and the Americas. Mr. Romanul will be joined by talented local musicians Annie Rowell and Roy MacNeil.
Concert tickets are available here.