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On Stage mini-season offers three performances

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Celtibillies

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts (RFA) has announced a mini season featuring the three final performances of its On Stage 2011-12 series.

Tickets for the three programs may be purchased on the RFA website or by calling the RFA office at 435-0292. Adult mini season tickets are $90 and student mini season tickets are $30. All concerts are held in the Lancaster Middle School Theater.

First up is a St. Patrick’s Day celebration concert on Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. by the “Celtibillies,” four musicians whose repertoire includes a wide range of traditional Celtic and Appalachian music and songs as well as original music. The Celtibillies have performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Savannah Folk Festival, Williamsburg Scottish Festival, Bele Chere, Virginia Highlands Festival, Blue Ridge Music Center and the Chesapeake Celtic Festival. Their performances have also been featured on WBRA Public TV and the nationally syndicated Song of the Mountains PBS series. For more information, visit http://www.celtibillies.com.

On Sunday, April 22, North America’s premier wind quintet, “Imani Winds,” will perform at a 3 p.m. concert. Imani Winds’ extensive touring schedule has brought them to most of this country’s major concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Disney Hall and Kimmel Center. The group is frequently engaged by the premier chamber music series in Boston, San Francisco, Portland, Philadelphia and New York, and has also played virtually every major university performing arts series. Visit http://www.imaniwinds.com for more information on the quintet.

The final performance in the series will feature “David Holt & The Lightning Bolts” on Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. For over three decades, Holt’s passion for traditional music and culture has fueled a successful performing and recording career. He has earned four Grammy Awards and performed and recorded with many of his mentors including Doc Watson, Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff and Chet Atkins. Today, Holt tours the country performing solo, with Doc Watson, and with his band, The Lightning Bolts. Visit http://www.davidholt.com for more information.

posted 02.15.2012

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