“Roumain is an entrancing performer, confident and polished, able to make his richly amplified violin sing, shriek or seduce.” - Chicago Sun Times
Having carved a reputation for himself as an innovative composer, performer, violinist, and band leader, Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain melds his classical music roots with his own cultural references and vibrant musical imagination. Singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett lives and writes in the piedmont of North Carolina, and her songs tend to reflect the stories of the region, both traditional and contemporary. One of the most sought-after voices in creative collaborations, she is a frequent performer at regional music festivals such as Merlefest and has been a guest on the radio show Prairie Home Companion.
Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina is a groundbreaking, 2-year collaboration between Daniel Bernard Roumain, Laurelyn Dossett, and North Carolina performing arts presenters to reflect, record, and present musical stories of North Carolina. The performance will feature unique collaborative works generated with the Davidson College Department of Music and student performers as well as new compositions by Daniel and Laurelyn inspired by the voices and images seen and heard while traveling the state at institutional residencies throughout the spring of 2012. This culminating performance is not to be missed.
The compositions created for Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina are commissioned by Davidson College Friends of the Arts, Concert Series and Smith Artist Series, NCSU Center Stage, UNCW Presents, East Carolina University’s S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, and The Performing Arts Series at Appalachian State University. Additional support is provided by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; and by South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the N.C. Arts Council.
All seats reserved.
Davidson Students - $8
Davidson Faculty/Staff - $15
Public - $20
Season tickets available August 1st. Individual tickets available September 6th.
Residency @ Davidson: September 24-29th (For more information on the residency activities taking place while Daniel and Laurelyn visit Davidson,please click here).