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Bela Fleck
One-of-a-Kind Pairing of Music Partners Offers One-of-a-Kind Evening

ALBANY (February 24, 2016) — The College of Saint Rose presents Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn in concert Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. on the D’Arcy-Brady Stage in the Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, New York.

This one-of-a-kind pairing of music and life partners Fleck and Washburn will offer Capital Region music lovers a one-of-a-kind evening.

TICKETS

A presentation of Premiere Performances, limited tickets are still available at $40 general admission, $25 students and may purchased online at www.massrycenter.org.  For concert and ticket information, contact the Massry Center ticket office at 518-337-4871 or concerts@strose.edu.

ABOUT BÉLA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN

Béla Fleck virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations.  Fleck’s total Grammy® count since 1998 is 15 wins and 30 nominations, and he has been nominated in more musical categories than anyone in Grammy® history.

A singing, songwriting, Illinois-born, Nashville-based clawhammer banjo player, Abigail Washburn is every bit as interested in the present and the future as she is in the past and every bit as attuned to the global as she is to the local.  Washburn pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, and the results feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody has ever heard before.

ABOUT THE MASSRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Opened in 2008, the critically acclaimed Massry Center for the Arts features the 400-seat Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Esther Massry Gallery, choral and instrument rehearsal rooms, teaching studios, piano labs and classrooms. Past performing artists have included B.B. King, Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Doc Severinson, Ramsey Lewis, Maceo Parker, Mary Lambert, Tim Reynolds, Stefon Harris, John Pizzarelli, the Boston Symphony Orchestra Strings, Yuja Wang, Paula Cole and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The 46,000 square-foot gem is certified LEED Gold, ranking it among the Capital Region’s most energy-efficient and Earth-friendly buildings.

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For More Information, Contact:

Benjamin Marvin
Director of Media Relations