Inviting all lovers of Celtic music for an afternoon of “Celtic meets Classic” sound.
Fire & Grace is an Electric collaboration between guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga. Performing an eclectic mix of iconic favorites alongside well-established ballads, North American folk tunes mingle with Celtic melodies as Argentinian tango complements Bach sonatas. Highlighting folk and contemporary traditions from around the world, this concert of American classics is underscored by a sense of discovery and commitment to the elements of passion and virtuosity – fire and grace – found in these diverse traditions.
Over the last decade, Edwin Huizinga has crossed many borders and boundaries as an artist around the world. Finding new and unique ways to connect with audiences performing in different genres and platforms, and always striving to commit and connect with the community. Huizinga is a founding member of ACRONYM, a world-renowned baroque ensemble, and Fire & Grace, which gives him the opportunity to share modern baroque premieres, new arrangements, and compositions with the musical community. Huizinga has recently become the Artistic Director of the Sweetwater Music Festival and is also on the Artistic Leadership team of the Carmel Bach Festival.
William Coulter is an internationally acclaimed, Grammy award-winning master of the steel-string guitar. Coulter has been Music Director for Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas since 1998, and has performed with the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Apollo’s Fire and many other ensembles. Collaborations have been a mainstay of his career, including tours and recordings with Gourd Music artists Neal Hellman and Barry and Shelley Phillips; classical guitar virtuoso Benjamin Verdery, and Irish flute wizard Brian Finnegan. Coulter teaches classical guitar at UC Santa Cruz and earned degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and UC Santa Cruz.
Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door, kids free