When: Sun., Sept. 22, 3 p.m. 2013
North Carolina mandolin virtuoso Tony Williamson kicks off the series as the International Bluegrass Music Association prepares to open its annual convention in Raleigh. Tony Williamson is a master of multiple musical genres, including bluegrass, jazz, and classical, and is the first mandolinist featured with North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. This special concert traces the mandolin’s path from its classical origins in Italy to fashionable parlors at the turn of the 20th century, to bluegrass stages in the 1940s, and to its present-day versatility in a variety of musical settings. Williamson will feature several vintage mandolins during the performance.
Price: $12 Museum members, seniors, youth 7–18, college students with ID; $60 Season tickets $14 Nonmembers; $70 Season tickets