Washington and Lee University presents: Concert Guild: John Bullard, classical banjo & Markus Compton, harpsichord

September 17, 2021

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wilson Concert Hall
Lenfest Center for the Arts
100 Glasgow St.
Lexington, VA 24450

Concert Guild: John Bullard, classical banjo & Markus Compton, harpsichord
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Wilson Concert Hall
No tickets are required. This performance is open to the public. MASKS REQUIRED.

"One of the finest concerts we have ever had."
~MUSIC ON MAIN STREET, WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

Over the course of his performing and recording career, John Bullard has invited audiences to share in a transformative revelation: to experience the artistic marriage of banjo and classical music. "Absolutely enchanting" writes critic Graham Rickson of the UK-based The Arts Desk. "A musical education and experience that broke genre barriers," noted Morgan Morrison, program director for the performance space Barns of Rose Hill. With qualities evocative of harpsichord and lute, the banjo makes a natural place for itself, in particular, within the works of Bach and other composers of the Baroque—and Bullard has established a strong repertoire in the music of that period. Yet he continues, as well, to expand the banjo's classical reach, with a growing focus on new commissioned work. Bullard will be joined by Markus Compton on W&L's Watson French Double Harpsichord.

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