In a delightfully unusual pairing, banjoist John Bullard and pianist Markus Compton perform folk-classical fusion music. The charming blend of sound harkens back to the combination of harpsichord and lute, transforming the works of Bach and Vivaldi with the artful and folksy banjo. Bullard’s pioneering musical experimentation is growing an international audience of fans charmed by this unique sound. Featuring George Mason University alum Markus Compton on piano, the program includes works by Schumann, Marcello, and Telemann, as well as some of Bullard’s solo banjo transcriptions of J.S. Bach. “What Segovia did for the classical guitar John Bullard may well do for the five-string banjo; elevate it to a respected classical instrument!” (Wireless Catalog).
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. Concert: 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: Lunch, concert, and dessert reception: $49 Concert and dessert reception-only: $29
Run time: 1 hour
This project is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.