On Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m., the critically acclaimed Annie Moses Band will perform “Rhapsody in Bluegrass: The Art of American Music” at the Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana.
Written and arranged by the Annie Moses Band, “Rhapsody in Bluegrass” is a panoramic exploration of America and its music. Featuring favorites from Aaron Copland, George Gershwin and other American originals, the show fuses Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, classic themes and roots music to create a beautiful and transporting concert experience.
Beginning with a rousing arrangement of the New England colonial tune, "The Girl I Left Behind Me," "Rhapsody in Bluegrass" traces a musical trail West, rediscovering timeless songs that defined American music like "Summertime," "Shenandoah," as well as forging new ground in originals like the Copland-esque number, "Go West, Pioneer!"
“With Rhapsody in Bluegrass, we wanted to cover the scope of the American musical landscape," stated Annie Dupre, lead vocalist of the Annie Moses Band. "We can't wait to share this cinematic experience with audiences."
With accolades that include 1200+ hours on public broadcasting stations and recent debuts at Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry, the Annie Moses Band is bringing a distinctive style to American music. Their cutting edge sound fuses American roots, folk rock, and jazz in stunning performances that feature strings, keyboards, guitar and rhythm. The family that makes up the Annie Moses Band is musically diverse – their converging artistry on stage creates a unique and beloved style. Together they are leading an artistic renaissance, inspiring all generations to join the beauty and excitement of highly skilled musicianship.
Jung-Ho Pak, artistic director and Conductor of the Cape Cod Symphony says of the Annie Moses Band: “Our audiences had an overwhelming experience. Their combination of high energy, raw talent, and showmanship is a consistent recipe for success."
The Blue Gate Theater is located at 175 N. Van Buren St. in Shipshewana. For tickets, visit www.riegsecker.com or call 1-888-447-4725.