4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on January 23rd

Michael Nix
Michael Nix

CHANGE IN PLANS:  The January 23rd “4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe” will feature Michael Nix as a solo artist due to a change in schedule of   Chris Devine, his musical partner. Michael Nix’s concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors open at 7:00 p.m. as previously announced.

The Marlborough Arts Center at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT begins the New Year with its popular “4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe” series on Friday, January 23, 2015 starring the truly dynamic duo: “Devine and Nix”. Chris Devine and Michael Nix perform energetic entertaining music on violin, guitar, mandolin, and the Banjar: a seven-string classical banjo. Their repertoire features virtuoso arrangements of traditional classical music, literally a world tour of musical traditions from Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Russia, America, and vintage jazz plus their own original compositions.

“Devine and Nix” bring together decades of international concert touring, recording, and composing in many genres. They are also founding members of the world chamber music trio “The Pioneer Consort”.

Chris Devine is a musician of diverse talents, performing on electric and acoustic violin, mandolin, and guitar, as well as flute, saxophone, and keyboard. He has studied with the internationally=known violinist Julian Olevsky and has appeared on over 100 CDs. He toured Europe and Russia as a featured soloist with Blackmore’s Night, starring guitarist Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple.

Michael Nix has performed traditional classical repertoire, new classical, and original music on guitar, lute, banjo and mandolin in concert halls throughout the United States and Asia. He has composed solo music, songs, chamber music, symphonic works, electronic music, and opera. Nix designed the seven-string Banjar, combining elements of the classical 5-string banjo, the lute and the classical guitar.

This concert promises an interactive evening with two musicians of great charm and expertise as they lead those attending through international classics.

Admission at the door is $10 per person. BYOWine. Other refreshments are available. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., but the doors open at 7:00 giving time to peruse the art and visit the Gift Shop filled with creative works by regional artists where you will have time to buy unique gifts for yourself or others(cash or check only), choose your own seats, and then settle in for a musical treat in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery.