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Music at the Crossroads: 1200 Horsehairs
September 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
The cello quartet 1200 Horsehairs will present a concert on Friday, September 21 at 7:30pm in the sanctuary as part of the Music at the Crossroads series. The unconventional quartet features Edwards Church member Dave Haughey. They will play an eclectic range of music including arrangements of music by the Beatles, Queen, the Mommas and the Poppas, and Bruno Mars (among others) as well as traditional music from Bulgaria and Brazil, and Dave‘s original compositions. Dave is not your typical cellist, so don’t miss this opportunity to see what he does right here at Edwards! The concert is free, but all donations will go to benefit Berkshire Children and Families.
1200 Horsehairs is a band of four cellos playing popular and new music ranging from traditional to metal to modern original compositions. Its members, Dave Haughey, Pablo Issa, Karl Knapp, and Wayne Smith, are internationally active cellists who have played with the likes of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Paul Winter Consort, Eugene Friesen, and the Moody Blues, among others. They have been on faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Hartt School, and have taught and presented masterclasses at The Berklee College of Music, The University of Massachusetts, The Rio International Cello Encounter, Amherst College, and Depauw University.
Dave Haughey changes the way people think about the cello. His holistic approach to modern cello playing encompasses myriad genres and techniques, making him one of the most versatile young cellists in the world. He is an improviser, composer, and teacher who is always searching for new ways to expand the unique capabilities of the cello, thus trailblazing a path to a world where the instrument is known not only for is place in classical music but also a versatile and ubiquitous tool for music making in any genre. He has performed with the Paul Winter Consort, Eugene Friesen, Zohar Fresco, Armen Ksajikian, Roman Stolyar, Andrew Bishop, and others across the globe from the USA, to Asia, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Dave has taught private lessons and workshops at festivals and schools around the world, including at The Berklee School of Music, The Conservatory of Tatui, the Rio International Cello Encounter in Brazil. He works as a performer, recording artist, teacher, composer, and once even on screen for an upcoming (undisclosed) Netflix series.