West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
Abaca String Band closes out 2005-2006 season of Distinguished Performance Series.
CONTACT: H.G. Young III, professor of music and DP Series coordinator, 304-424-8248.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Featuring a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach to "Pinball Wizard," the Abaca String Band will appear in concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at West Virginia University at Parkersburg
The final program of the college's 2005-2006 Distinguished Performance Series, the concert will be performed in the College Activities Center.
Tickets are available in the College Business Office or by calling 304-424-8223. Adult tickets are $10, and $5 for student tickets. WVU Parkersburg students may purchase special advance tickets for $2. All tickets at the door will be regular price.
The Abaca String Band was founded by guitarist Andrew Schulman in 1991. Consisting of eight-string guitar, mandolin, violin, viola, and double bass, this unique group began performing for membership events at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and continues to do so. They appeared on the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series from 1995-2000. They tour throughout the United States and have been presented in concert at the Newport Music Festival, Chautauqua Institution, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and the Levitt Pavilion among others. The Abaca String Band has performed at the White House, Library of Congress, Lincoln Center, and the Chautauqua Institution.
The ensemble performs a repertoire ranging from classical standards by Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi to arrangements of popular works by Scott Joplin, Jerome Kern and Pete Townsend.
Ticket information is available by contacting the college's Business Office, 424-8223. Financial support for the Distinguished Performance Series is provided by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and WVU Parkersburg.