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Calaveras County Art Council
March 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We are celebrating over 30 years of presenting these outstanding performances to our wonderful Sierra Foothill community and guests.
Dr. Elliot A. Smart Performance Arts Center, Bret Harte Theater, Angels Camp
Season Tickets with Gala (5 performances) $120 members/$130 non-members
Season Tickets without Gala (4 performances; does not include December 1 performance) $80 members/$100 non-members
Individual performances: Tickets $25 Adult, $10 Youth (under 18)
Order tickets online to choose your seats until 6 p.m. the Friday before each show, or at the box office after 2pm on the day of the show.
No phone orders can be processed after 5 p.m. the Thursday before the show.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
3p.m. – 5 p.m.
There is no question that Rigney is one of the premier blues and roots music violinists in the world, and continues to be a prolific composer of powerfully compelling music for the violin, music whose influences come from an extremely wide range of musical styles within the broad boundaries of American Roots Music.
Tom Rigney steps out as the focal point of Flambeau, with a strong Cajun/zydeco influence as well as irresistible dance grooves that have been his specialty for twenty years. But there is also a deepening of the emotional range of his music and a concentration on creating moving and memorable melodies in a wide range of styles–he has literally become a “singer” on the violin.
The music bursts with the energy of the bayou one minute, turns passionate with a gypsy tune the next; it can raise the roof with a Celtic reel and then touch the heart with a beautiful waltz; it can drive deep into the heart of the Blues or evoke echoes of Eastern Europe or the coast of Spain.
As a composer, as a violinist, as a band leader, Tom Rigney is a true American original.