FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bill Frisell to perform at BREAKING THE MOLD Symposium in Concord, MA

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Bill Frisell to perform at BREAKING THE MOLD Symposium in Concord, MA

Concord, MA (October 2017) - The Umbrella, in partnership with The Klein community, invites community members to join us Sunday, October 22 for BREAKING THE MOLD, a daylong symposium on contemporary and traditional craftsmanship. The event features guitar builders Steve Klein, Steven Kauffman, Ned Steinberger, and Peggy White, as well as lectures from the Museum of Fine Arts and the North Bennet Street School.  The evening ends with a special concert by Bill Frisell, one of the most sought-after guitar voices in contemporary music. BREAKING THE MOLD will be held in The Umbrella’s Gallery and Theatre at 40 Stow Street in Concord, MA. Tickets available at THEUMBRELLAARTS.ORG.

Fully immersed in the art of craftsmanship all fall, The Umbrella is thrilled to present BREAKING THE MOLD SYMPOSIUM after opening their 2017-2018 Gallery Season with Steve Klein: Breaking the Mold, 50 Years of Innovation in the Art of Guitar Building, immediately followed by Contemporary Traditions: The Work of North Bennet Street School.

About the Speakers:

•Dave Golber, Violin Maker and North Bennet Street School Alum `98: "Strange Instruments in a Strange Land - Building Hardanger Fiddles in America"
•Ellen Kaspern, Independent Furniture Maker and Adjunct Instructor at North Bennet Street School: "Progression of a Modern Day Furniture Maker"
•Steven Kauffman, Master Luthier and Builder of Steve Klein Acoustic Guitars
•Darcy Kuronen, Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments at the Museum of Fine Arts: "Musical Instruments as Collectible Art"
•Peggy White, Canadian Singer/Songwriter and Luthier, Apprentice of Master Luthier Linda Manzer
•Expert Panel with Luthiers Steve Klein, Steven Kauffman, Ned Steinberger, and Peggy White,
moderated by Darcy Kuronen

About Bill Frisell:

Bill Frisell, who Guitar Aficionado refers to as “among the greatest jazz guitarist of his (or arguably any) generation,” will be playing as the culmination of BREAKING THE MOLD. Over the years, Bill Frisell has contributed to the work of such collaborators as Paul Motian, John Zorn, Elvis Costello, Ginger Baker, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Suzanne Vega, Loudon Wainwright III, Van Dyke Parks, Vic Chesnutt, Rickie, Lee Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Vinicius Cantuária, Marc Johnson (in "Bass Desires"), Ronald Shannon Jackson and Melvin Gibbs (in "Power Tools"), Marianne Faithful, John Scofield, Jan Garbarek, Lyle Mays, Vernon Reid, Julius Hemphill, Paul Bley, Wayne Horvitz, Hal Willner, Robin Holcomb, Rinde Eckert, The Frankfurt Ballet, film director Gus Van Sant, David Sanborn, David Sylvian, Petra Haden and numerous others, including Bono, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell and Daniel Lanois on the soundtrack for Wim Wenders' film Million Dollar Hotel.

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