In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln, this Americana-inspired program will feature performers from Rodgers Memorial Theatre’s past productions of Frank Wildhorn’s Broadway musical, “The Civil War,” along with the fiddle stylings of Cutler Family Fiddlers. Guest Pianist Kelsie Call will perform classic works by American Composers as well as her original compositions.
Rodgers Memorial Theatre staged sell-out performances of “Civil War” in 2002, 2003 and 2005. Drawing on bluegrass, country and soul music influences from the Civil War era, the musical is based on stories culled from letters and journals of those who lived and died in that history-defining conflict. This will be an abbreviated concert version of highlights from the score.
The Cutler Family Fiddlers is a trio comprised of Heather- 24 Ashley- 19, and Luke- 16; all of whom started playing the violin by the age of four. Their parents are Kevin and Joy Cutler of Layton. Heather lives in Bountiful with her husband, Scott. Ashley attends the U. of U., and Luke is a Junior at Layton High School. They enjoy arranging pieces to fit the three of them.
Pianist Kelsie Call has been playing piano since the age of four and composing and arranging her own songs since she was five. She has appeared as a soloist with the Salt Lake Symphony and has received numerous awards for her classical performances and her original compositions, with a repertoire of more than 1,000 songs of her own arrangements. A U. of U. graduate in piano performance, she lives in Layton with her husband, Nate, and their new baby boy, Lincoln.
Sunday, July 5, 2009 | 7:00 PM