Folk Music and Fine Instrument Makers April 5

Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions

Charlottesville, Va. – Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions bring their original mix of Americana, world music, contemporary pop and more to Piedmont Virginia Community College on Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. 

Reisler, best known as the founder of folk music group Trapezoid and Kid Pan Alley children’s songwriting project, will perform music the Washington Post says "climbs up the Blue Ridge and down to the bayou and back up the Himalaya's," with piano and harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy (formerly of fusion band Bela Fleck and the Flecktones), percussionist Tom Teasley and singers Heather Mae and Lea Morris.

The public is also invited to discover the artistry behind handmade musical instruments at Making Music Makers, a luthier exhibition hosted by Reisler on Saturday, April 5, at 1:30 p.m. in the V. Earl Dickinson Building. This is a rare opportunity to experience Virginia’s finest handmade musical instruments, meet with their makers and gain insight into the craftsmanship of instrument making. Admission to the exhibit is free and open to the public.

Exhibitors include Irish flute-maker Aaron Olwell from Nellysford, Huss & Dalton Guitar Company from Staunton, violinmaker Oded Kishony of Barboursville, guitar maker David Edwards Fine Instruments of Dyke, and mandocello, guitar and electric bass makers Dammann Custom Instruments of Charlottesville.

Tickets for Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and are available by calling the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 and charging them to a VISA or MasterCard, or by purchasing them at Sidetracks, University of Virginia Arts Box Office, Greenberry's Coffee, and the PVCC Cashier's Office during normal business hours. Tickets can also be purchased at the PVCC Box Office window two hours before the performance.

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