We are so pleased to welcome both Hanneke Cassel and Mike Block back to our concert series. Since their last appearance at a Jenkins House Concert in 2010, the two have become one-i.e. they got hitched. Hanneke's music influences range from Scotland to China, along with grooves and musical innovations from the hip Boston bluegrass/Americana scene and is fused together to create a uniquely American approach to Scottish music. She has received many honors and awards including 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion. She teaches regularly at the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, and fiddler’s camps across the country and holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music.
Hanneke will be joined by her husband and cellist, Mike Block. Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st Century", Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer, and educator living in Boston. While still studying at the Juilliard School, Mike joined Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, and shortly thereafter also joined Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz Trio, which he played in for over three years. Mike has also toured extensively with Darol Anger's Republic of Strings and The Knights orchestra. Mike is Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
For more information and reservations for this concert, please contact Sandy Jenkins at; Sandilion49@gmail.com. If this is your first visit to our blog, our concert location is in Manhattan. Details will be provided by email at the time a reservation is made.
This concert is sold out as of Sunday, September 14, 2014. Hope to see you next time!