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Bluegrass Blend with Hank, Pattie & The Current
September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$5 – $22
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Violinists Jacqueline Wolborsky and Jeanine Wynton, violist Suzanne Rousso and cellist Bonnie Thron join two of North Carolina’s veteran bluegrass musicians– Hank Smith on Banjo and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw on fiddle— to create modern, American, acoustic music featuring the full range of their talents as composers and arrangers.
The band, Hank, Pattie & the Current, makes use of traditional bluegrass instrumentation in a nontraditional way to present original music to the listener that goes beyond the limits of the idiom. The arrangements take on a new level of maturation that follows in the footsteps of Bela Fleck, Mark O’Connor, Chris Thile, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, and Tony Rice. Hank, Pattie & The Current want to pick up where seminal crossover groups like The Punch Brothers, Strength In Numbers and the ever-changing Bluegrass Allstars call home. The music is vocal and instrumental, allowing the band to experiment with arrangements and tailor the compositions to become vehicles for exploration. Hank Smith plays banjo, Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw plays fiddle and is lead vocalist. The Current includes Billie Feather on guitar and Stevie Martinez on bass.
In addition to joining the band in their music, Mallarme will perform quartet arrangements of “Amazing Grace” by Jennifer Higdon, ” At the Purchaser’s Option” by Rhiannon Giddens, “Sweeter Than Wine” by Ken Benshoof and “Fisher’s Hornpipe” by Mark O’Connor.
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Carolina Theatre is a co-sponsor of this concert!
COVID SAFETY FOR THIS PERFORMANCE:
The Carolina Theatre is a 1000 seat venue, that at most will be at 30% capacity for our concert. That means there is plenty of room to spread out and socially distance yourselves. It is general admission seating, so if you want to sit in the back row in the upper balcony, you may do so!
•The Carolina Theatre has new hospital-grade air filtration systems, has implemented gold-star cleaning methods, and continuing contact-less systems—to ensure the safest possible facility.
• All guests and staff must be masked except when actively eating or drinking. Artists on stage may not be masked but will be at least 20 feet away from the front row of the audience.
• The performance will be 80 minutes long without an intermission to minimize movement in the theatre and lobby areas.
• For the safety of all, Mallarmé is asking that all guests be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but we will not be checking vaccine cards at the door. Musicians and staff will be vaccinated.