Folk artists alight in Cazenovia

The Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College will present Jay Unger and Molly Mason at 8 p.m. Friday May 8.

"Cazenovia College is thrilled to present folk artists Jay Unger and Molly Mason, who are so well known throughout central New York," said theatre director Colleen Prossner. "I have received many phone calls this week about how thrilled people are that we are presenting Jay and Molly, and what a great asset the Catherine Cummings Theatre is to this area."

These extraordinary musicians won international acclaim after Ken Burns' "The Civil War" hit the airwaves. Their performance of Unger's haunting composition "Ashokan Farewell" - the musical hallmark of the PBS series - left a lasting impression on everyone who tuned in. The soundtrack won a Grammy and the song was nominated for an Emmy.

"If you love American acoustic music, don't miss Jay Ungar and Molly Mason," Prossner said. "A Jay and Molly concert appeals to all ages."

There are timeless renditions of hard-driving Appalachian melodies, Cajun and Celtic fiddle tunes, stirring Civil War classics, sassy songs from the golden age of swing and country, stunning waltzes and moving original works.

"Wit, warmth and consummate musicianship add up to an exciting evening that cheers the heart and feeds the soul," Prossner said.

Ticket prices are $18 adults; $16 seniors; $10 for children 12 and under and Cazenovia College Students are free.

Call 655-STAR for ticket information or you may purchase at the door or at Cazenovia Jewelry.

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