An Evening with Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Location Amphitheater

$30–50, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required

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"From Southern Italy to the American South: Musical Migrations"

Stunning Chautauqua during her 2017 performance, Rhiannon Giddens returns to the Amphitheater as a 2017 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant. Giddens is an American artist specializing in folk and traditional music, equally adept performing on banjo, fiddle and voice. Creating a show for this special evening at Chautauqua, Giddens is joined by Francesco Turrisi — an Italian pianist, percussionist and accordionist specializing in jazz, early music and Mediterranean music. Together they trace a distinctive musical globalism. Join as they journey from Africa and the Middle East, through Southern Europe and England, and over to the Americas for a hand-crafted evening of music across cultures.