Call in your reservations for our February 15 CD release show with Mari Black and Cory Pesaturo to 401-725-9272.
Get ready for an unforgettable musical extravaganza, as fiddler MARI BLACK and accordionist CORY PESATURO celebrate the release of their new duo album “Unscripted” — a collaboration between two world champion musicians in which the music rarely went as planned but always ended up better than envisioned! Drawing on their fiery personalities and instrumental virtuosity, the pair embark on a playful exploration of their favorite musical styles that celebrate spontaneity, improvisation, and reveling in the unexpected. Featuring rhythmic jazz tunes, blazing klezmer horas, passionate tangos, playful American rags, driving Celtic reels, and more ...
Mari Black burst onto the international stage when she became Scotland’s Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion, 2-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and 2-time Canadian Maritime Fiddle Champion, all within a 3-year period. Always eager to share her love of dance-driven music with audiences around the world, she has performed on five continents, playing everywhere from Celtic Festivals to Carnegie Hall and appearing on prominent radio including the BBC and NPR. Holding advanced degrees from the Yale School of Music and Columbia University, Mari is a passionate educator, teaching regularly at fiddle camps and workshops around the county.
Three-time world accordion champion and Cumberland native Cory Pesaturo is on the forefront of the accordion world, pushing the boundaries of what is possible on the accordion. Cory is the only person to ever win the trio of World Championships on Acoustic, Digital & Jazz Accordion, and is the only accordion graduate of New England Conservatory of Music. He has made four appearances at the White House starting at age 11, including a performance for a State Dinner which made him the youngest person to do so. In 2017, Cory became a Guinness World Record Holder, as RedBull® flew him to Austria to break the Marathon Accordion Record, in which he played for over 32 hours. He has given two TED talks and two Google talks about his work to revolutionize the much maligned instrument. He also teaches masterclasses on improvisation worldwide.
*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge