Music@Midday is back in the Inn Between on Thursday, Nov. 15, at noon with Bluegrass and Bamboo featuring Ed Caner, fiddle and viola, with members of the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble and vocalist Xue “Snow” Yu.
Come and hear the Far East meet the Deep South as virtuoso fiddler Ed Caner joins members of the Cleveland Chinese Music Ensemble for a lively cross-cultural program exploring the intersections between the string band music of Appalachia and the “silk and bamboo” ensemble tradition of China.
Selections will include both Chinese and American folk songs, played by a combination of Western and Chinese instruments, including violin, viola, banjo, accordion, dizi and xiao (bamboo flutes), sheng (mouth organ), dahu (bass fiddle), pipa (pear-shaped lute), and yueqin (moon lute). Vocalist Xue “Snow” Yu of Qingdao, Shandong, China, will sing several selections.
The event, which is part of the John Carroll University Liturgical Music and Musical arts Music @ Midday concert series funded by the Mandel grant, is free and open to the public.