Workshop for hammered dulcimer players with Ken Kolodner (see www.kenkolodner.com) in Ithaca, NY: Sunday, January 18, 2009 from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Hammered dulcimer and fiddle player Ken Kolodner will be in town to perform a concert for WVBR’s live folk radio show, “Bound for Glory,” and to visit his son (Brad) who is a student at Ithaca College. Ken is offering a hammered dulcimer workshop for players of an advanced beginner level or above for the afternoon of Sunday, January 18, 2009. The focus in the workshop will be on techniques and ideas for arranging and for playing accompaniment. While written music will be provided (including examples of full arrangements), bringing a recording device is recommended.
Time: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Eric Ludewig’s house at 64 Sunset West Circle, Ithaca, NY 14850.
Cost: $60 in advance; $65 at the door; either way, please let Eric/Ken know if you plan on attending; minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 students
Weather policy: In the event of bad weather, contact Eric or Ken to find out if the workshop is on. Full refunds will be provided if the workshop is cancelled.
ABOUT KEN KOLODNER
As a major influence in the rebirth of the hammered dulcimer in the U.S., Ken is widely recognized as one of “one of today’s most accomplished, musical hammered dulcimer artists…” (Elderly) and a well-respected old-time fiddler. As a soloist and in ensembles with Helicon (with Chris Norman and Robin Bullock), Greenfire (with Laura Risk), with Elke Baker, Jim Eagan and many others, Ken has performed and taught extensively for over 25 years. He has taught often at music camps such as Common Ground, Swannanoa Gathering, Meadowlark, Augusta, Kentucky Music Week, the John Campbell Folk School and many others. Ken has been featured on The Thistle and the Shamrock, All Things Considered, NPR, the CBC, The Voice of America and German National Radio. His credits include a featured solo in an Emmy-nominated CBS-TV Christmas special, ten recordings including an “Indie” winner (Helicon’s A Winter Solstice Celebration”, winner of Best Seasonal Recording in 1999, and a #1 World Music title (”Walking Stones”) and bestseller for BMG (over 55,000 copies sold!). Ken’s playing has been described as “nothing short of astonishing” (The Connection), “outstanding” (The New York Times), “marvelous” (The Washington Post), “virtuosic” (Audio), “stunning in its musicality” (Dulcimer Player News) and “not to be missed” (USA TODAY). Ken has recently added the exotic hammered mbira to his concert performances. www.kenkolodner.com
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