The Boulder JCC is excited to host an upcoming, in-person concert featuring Boulder’s own Cultural Caravan. This concert will be held outside on the beautiful Grant Family Patio, with socially distanced seating arrangements that will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
End your Summer on a sweet note as Jayme Stone and Joshua Halpern lead the Cultural Caravan in a concert spanning from Bach, to forgotten spirituals, to Jayme’s original compositions. Featuring Carolyn Hunter, Joy Adams, and Enion Pelta-Tiller, this concert is sure to be surprising, entertaining, and moving. It will upend expectations of what the banjo and cello can do, where they belong, and how they can work together.
This in-person event will follow all of our Health & Safety Protocols with a plan to move inside in case of inclement weather. Please familiarize yourself with these protocols prior to the event.
Sunday, August 15 | 7:30 – 9 pm | $18 per person
Registration is required and space is limited so register early HERE
About Cultural Caravan:
Joshua Halpern, cello, has appeared on stages around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral principal cellist. Josh completed graduate studies at The Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, where he performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America with “Curtis On Tour”. He was also the principal cello of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Jayme Stone, banjo, is a musician, composer, instigator, producer, and educator. His many collaborators have included Margaret Glaspy, Moira Smiley, Tim O’Brien, Bruce Molsky, Julian Lage, Dom Flemons, Bassekou Kouyate, and more. On his latest album, AWake, Stone breaks new ground: from folk musician and composer to experimental pop singer and producer. A unique tonal palette blends with deft storytelling and disarmingly honest lyrics to create a sonic world both eminently engaging and full of nuance and surprise.
Carolyn Hunter, guitar and voice, is a dreamweaver creating in equal measure from light, color, spirit, vulnerability and shadow. Singing on stages since the age of 12, she left the suburbs of Virginia and graduated from UCLA’s School of Theater Film and Television. Carolyn currently resides in Golden, Colorado, and is working on her first solo album in over ten years to be released Fall 2021. She also recently published her first book of poems titled “Photographic Memory Camera” which quickly sold out of its small batch print.
Joy Adams, cello, began playing the cello at age 15 and is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. After a string of classical adventures that included winning Musicfest Northwest, attending the Aspen Music Festival, soloing with the Spokane Symphony, and touring with the Selden String Quartet, Joy ultimately returned to her roots, joining an old-time band, the Windsor Folk Family, during her last year at Eastman. Recipient of a Mancini Fellowship at the Frost School of Music (where she also taught bluegrass songwriting, contemporary improvisation, and led the Frost Fiddle Band), Joy completed her Doctorate in 2016 with a dissertation titled The History and Evolution of the Cello in American Fiddle Music. She teaches music at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and has been on the faculty of fiddle camps across the country.
Enion Pelta-Tiller, violin, began classical violin studies at age 3, but her education was supplemented by improvisation lessons from her jazz guitarist father. By 16 she had taught herself to compose impromptu melodies in styles from classical sonatas to East Indian ragas and jazz standards. Enion attended Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD, working towards a viola performance degree, while also studying English at Johns Hopkins. She landed in NYC, performing cutting-edge music straddling punk, free jazz, and classical with various local musicians, and landed a gig with the crown prince of Hungary’s New Wave music scene, Menyhart Jeno, as the violinist in Mr Con and the Bioneers. Enion has performed onstage with Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir and Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead, Darol Anger, Darrol Scott, John Cowan, Fareed Haque, and many others.