Performance Part of Second Annual Appalachian Festival
Tickets to see Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, one of the most celebrated duos on the American acoustic music scene, will be available for purchase Aug. 1. The nationally renowned performers will treat Western Maryland to a special concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Palace Theatre on Main Street in downtown Frostburg as part of Frostburg State University’s Second Annual Appalachian Festival Sept. 21 and 22.
Ungar and Mason perform a variety of musical selections, including hard-driving Appalachian melodies, Cajun and Celtic fiddle tunes, stirring Civil War classics, sassy songs from the Golden Age of swing and country and moving original works. Playing together since the late 1970s, they gained widespread recognition for their soundtrack work in Ken Burns’ PBS series, “The Civil War,” including the haunting performance of Ungar’s original composition, “Ashokan Farewell.” The soundtrack won a Grammy, and Ungar’s melody was nominated for an Emmy. “Ashokan Farewell” is played by fiddlers and classical musicians worldwide and is considered a new American folk classic.
Tickets may be purchased at Frostburg’s Main Street Books (2 E. Main St.) and at the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland (52 Baltimore St.): $15 general admission; $13 in advance; $8 for students and children 17 and younger. Allegany Arts Council members can pay $12 for an advance ticket or $13 at the door.
For more information about the Appalachian Festival or to volunteer at the event, please contact FSU folklorist Kara Rogers Thomas at (301) 687-3124 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Ungar and Mason, visit www.jayandmolly.com/index.shtml.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services, and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.