Andy Statman, One of The World's Premier Mandolinists and Clarinetists, Will Perorm at Queens College
Considered one of the world's premier mandolinists and clarinetists, the Grammy-nominated musician Andy Statman has played with everyone from Itzhak Perlman to Jerry Garcia.
The concert is part of a national tour in honor of Statman's recent National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest award in the folk and traditional arts. Statman joins an elite group of musical honorees, including Bill Monroe, B.B. King, Ralph Stanley, John Lee Hooker, Doc Watson and Klezmer pioneer Dave Tarras, one of Statman's early mentors.
At this concert, the trio will play excerpts from Old Brooklyn, their two-disc set of original melodies and interpretations of songs that span the American musical landscape.
Opening for Statman will be A Shur Thing, a family band that includes Rabbi Moshe Shur (guitar and vocals) and his sons Yehuda (drum and vocals) and Mordechai (guitar and vocals). The band will play compositions written by Rabbi Shur, who teaches Judaism and Jewish mysticism for the college's Department of History and Jewish Studies program.
May 22, 2013
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
LeFrak Concert Hall