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Natalie & Brittany Haas

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 7:30 pm at Zoetropolis

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Coming together as a duo for the first time, the Haas sisters bring together two brilliant careers and multiple musical worlds. It's a collab that's been a lifetime in the making!

Natalie & Brittany Haas

photo by Irene Young

Coming together as a duo for the first time, the Haas sisters bring together two brilliant careers and multiple musical worlds. It's a collab that's been a lifetime in the making!

Sisters Natalie (cello) and Brittany (fiddle) Haas began their musical lives together, filling their childhood home with Bach suites and old-time tunes alike. It was on their own, however — following divergent paths through disparate musical traditions, countries, and cultures — that they both arrived as virtuosi and composers at the highest levels of contemporary string music.

Natalie Haas basically wrote the book on the cello's place in Celtic music. Trained at Juilliard and rooted in trad fiddle camps, she's best known for her partnership with Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser. She's also toured with Mark O'Connor as a member of his Appalachia Waltz Trio, and has been a guest artist on over 100 albums, working with some of the biggest names in traditional music.

Brittany Haas is widely regarded as one of the most influential fiddlers of her generation. She began touring with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings as a teen, then toured with the seminal “chamber-grass” band Crooked Still. A sought-after collaborator, she's worked with Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Tony Trischka, Steve Martin, Lena Jonsson, and other trad masters.

Their new album HAAS is the sisters' first-ever recording as a duo. It is a collaboration a lifetime in the making, encompassing travels from Nashville to Norway, the Celtic Isles to California.


Renowned fiddler Liz Carroll says:

“I think I've listened to and loved every recording Natalie and Brittany Haas have made down through the years, but I have been waiting for this recording of just the two of them. Chops, verve, taste and musicality... phew. I love every note. I continue to be in awe of Natalie and Brittany — stars of their or any generation. ‘Haas’ is a stunningly gorgeous album from two of my absolute favorite musicians.”


And the groundbreaking cross-genre violinist Darol Anger says:

“Anyone who has experienced Brittany or Natalie Haas' music knows that they are each among the most exciting, moving musicians in the Acoustic String Music Universe. Thus, the prospect of both of them together brings an almost unbearably joyful fulfillment of just about every musical desire: a Major Event in our Musical History.

“And those who don't know — I'm giving you my absolute best advice here — Buy this recording now! Get it! Don't even wait three minutes. Make sure your floor is clean because you’ll be feeling around down there for your jaw while your feet and legs are off dancing around the room on their own.”


Natalie & Brittany Haas
Natalie & Brittany Haas

Tickets

Concert: 7:30 pm Doors: 6:30 pm US Eastern Time

  • $26 General Admission
  • $22 SFMS Members
  • $10 Students

General ticket info

Venues

Zoetropolis

112 N Water St, Lancaster, PA 17603

On-street parking is free after 6pm and all day Sunday. Three parking garages are nearby: Water St, Prince St, and Hager Parking at Lancaster Central Market.

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