July: Lincoln Center & Calgary Folk Festival
June 21, 2013 · Print This Article
On Thursday July 25th, My Brightest Diamond is set to play an evening in celebration of Kronos Quartet’s 40th birthday at the Damrosch Park Bandshell. The event is free!
Ukrainian-born Mariana Sadovska finds fresh iterations of age-old Slavic melodies and aching traditional songs while accompanying herself on harmonium. She collaborates with Kronos Quartet in a “pagan requiem,” exploring ideas of destruction and creation.
Emily Wells embraces hip-hop, gospel, symphonic flights of fancy, and quirky layered pop to create atmospheric, infectious songs with live loops of keys, strings, beats, and vocals.
Then My Brightest Diamond takes the stage with special guests Alex Sopp on flute, Hideaki Aomori on clarinets & saxophone, Michael Davis on trombone & CJ Camerieri on trumpet.
Then the following day, the band will hop on a plane to the Calgary Folk Festival. Drummer Brian Wolfe & bassist Nathan Lithgow will be performing with Shara new songs meant for outdoor spaces. Until such time, Shara is scouring dusty books for folk songs that she can prepare for ukelele jam sessions around the fireside circles.