Celtic, Maritime Music on Tap for Concert Performance
By Kathryn Corbitt ’18
Multi-instrumentalist musicians Chris Norman and David Greenberg are scheduled to perform together at St. Lawrence University at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 22, in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall. The program consists of a vast range of musical styles, from renaissance, baroque, traditional and original music. This event is free and open to the public.
Norman and Greenberg have been musical partners for over 20 years, performing both on stage and in recording studios together. The duo will incorporate a wide range of instruments in their performance, including flutes, violins, vielles, pipes and keyboards as well as voice.
Composer/performer Norman has become a world-renown musician over the past three decades, making an impact with his passion for traditional music. Primarily, his focus is on Canadian Maritime, Celtic and French Canadian music styles. His compositions have been shared in outlets such as National Public Radio, CBC, BBC and concert halls across the world. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Norman has become a world-renown composer, performer, teacher, flute-maker and builder of the musical community, fueled particularly by his passion for the wooden flute. His work has received many awards, including Indie Awards for Best Celtic Album and Seasonal Album, and CBC Listeners Choice Award in 1994.
Greenberg is known specifically for his work with the baroque violin, octave violin, and Cape Breton fiddle. Raised in Maryland, Greenberg performs primarily in the Cape Breton and 18th-century Scottish styles. He studied baroque violin at Indiana University with Stanley Richie in the 80s, and co-authored The DunGreen Collection, with Kate Dunlay. Performing regularly with Norman, Red Priest, and the Tempest, Greenberg is also featured in dozens of recordings.
For more information, contact St. Lawrence’s Department of Music 315-229-5166, or visit www.stlawu.edu/music.