Frank Vignola and Tessa Lark
Friday | November 10, 2023
Legendary guitarist Frank Vignola teams up with versatile violinist Tessa Lark to create an intimate musical experience unlike any other. Widely praised for her technical agility, expressive nuance, and genre-defying skill, Lark is not only an acclaimed traditional fiddler in her native Kentucky, she has also garnered an Avery Fisher Career Grant, a GRAMMY nomination for Best Classical Instrumental Solo, and other accolades cementing her place as a classical superstar. Frank Vignola’s jazz-steeped musicianship and “acoustic mastery in exhilarating single string runs, complex flurries, and astounding full register riffs” (Downbeat) have earned him a spot on Les Paul’s “Five Most Admired Guitarists List.” Vignola has performed everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall and currently holds a residency at NYC’s renowned Birdland Jazz Club. Enjoy this evening of original arrangements spanning classical to jazz and old to new.
“Violinist Tessa Lark has a canny ability to adjust her approach according to the stylistic dictates of whatever she’s playing… the sound is, as I say, superb.” – Gramophone
“Sometimes a performer’s perfection can elevate a piece of music to heights beyond the realm of imagination. By all accounts, Frank Vignola conjures just that sort of magic with his acoustic guitar.” – Intermission Magazine
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