Boxwood’s Williamsburg Traditional Music Weekend
Join us April 7-10, 2016 for a weekend of immersion in traditional music in Historic Williamsburg, VA. Classes, sessions, an evening performance, and private lessons are on offer. The deep connections between traditional music, song, and dance are at the heart of our program this weekend. 2016 artists are James Kelly, fiddle; Christ Norman, flutes and pipes; Matthew Olwell, flute, bodhran and percussive dance; and Patrick Olwell, flute maker.
Thursday April 7
4pm - 5pm: Beginning Whistle class with Chris Norman; venue TBD. A one hour crash-course to get you going or review the basics of this most portable, versatile and expressive instrument. You’ll leave with a few new tunes under your belt as well as some music to take home.
7:30pm: Baroque Evening with Chris Norman. Join us at the home of Cherry & Eddie Robinson for an informal gathering to play chamber music and get a few pointers. Bring some of your favorites to share, join in on some music that Chris will bring, or just come along to relax and enjoy the good company, fun music, and some lively beverages and light fare.
Friday April 8
Evening Concert 7:30 pm
James Kelly (Irish fiddle), Matthew Olwell (percussive dance, bodhran, and flutes), Chris Norman (flutes, pipes, vocals) with special guests. Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland St., Williamsburg VA 23185.
Saturday April 9 - Venue TBD
10am-4:30 pm - Classes with James Kelly, Matthew Olwell, and Chris Norman. The workshop classes are open to players of all levels and instruments, however please bear in mind that the classes will be geared for those with some proficiency on the flute & violin. Beginners are welcome but should be prepared to audit. Percussive dance classes will be geared for beginners, and those with experience.
8pm - Open Session with James Kelly, Matthew Olwell, Chris Norman, and Guests @ The Corner Pocket, 4805 Courthouse St, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Sunday April 10
Private lesson times available in the morning.
Registration, tickets, and more information at www.boxwood.org/williamsburg