Arts Under The Dome 2015-2016 Season
Join us for another terrific season Under the Dome in downtown Gulfport!
THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT
Saturday, November 21 7:00 PM
Hailing from east Tennessee, The Barefoot Movement is anything but your standard bluegrass band. These young musicians stretch from a strong foundation of traditional Appalachian music to other roots-based genres to shape their hallmark sound. Along with bluegrass, their music mixes elements of folk, acoustic rock, blues, country and pop to create a sound all their own. Noted for their narrative lyrics, tight three-part harmonies and hot instrumental riffs, the band has found itself in demand at festivals all over the US. The group received the 2014 Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association and placed second in the Telluride Music Festival’s prestigious New Band Competition. Whether you’re seeking emotional ballads or rip-roaring barn-burners, you can expect some great music!
FESTIVAL OF FOUR
Saturday, January 23 7:00 PM
Since 1992, Festival of Four has dazzled audiences with a truly international repertoire of musical gems played with the highest levels of virtuosity and musicianship. Grammy-nominated Chilean-born flutist Viviana Guzman studied with Jean-Pierre Rampal and James Galway and has played the world’s major venues. Flamenco guitarist Guillermo Rios has returned to the US after 17 years of performing with Spain’s leading flamenco artists. Stevan Pasero has sold over three million CD’s worldwide and is known for his command of all musical styles and brilliant transcriptions of major orchestral works for guitar. The exciting composing/arranging talents of classical guitarist Richard Patterson, who has made over 30 recordings, combine to shatter the boundaries of traditional chamber music.
Saturday, February 13 7:00 PM
Mithril is fast becoming one of the most sought after Celtic/World music groups on the concert series scene. Their unique progressive style has its roots in traditional Celtic music but moves far beyond that, weaving such diverse influences as American folk and rock, classical, and Middle Eastern melodies into their full tapestry of sound. The band plays a wide array of instruments: fiddle, mandolin, guitar, Irish flute, Celtic harp, whistle, fife, bouzouki, bodhran (Irish frame drum), and harmonium. Hear energetic jigs and reels and slow, beautiful airs and tunes all mixed together with exotic melodies and high-energy rhythms from around the world. Band members have studied and performed with some of the most well-respected musicians in the Celtic music world.
DUO DEL SOL
Saturday, March 12 7:00 PM
Violinist Javier Orman and guitarist Tom Farrell are called “avant-sonic acrobats” by the LA Weekly. Wowing packed houses from coast to coast, this firebrand duo takes no prisoners. Duo del Sol’s high-energy stage show harnesses the raw energy of rock with a kaleidoscope of other musical styles. Wildly stretching their instruments beyond traditional limits and mixing their unique sounds like two mad scientists, they channel a host of other instruments to produce an amazing sound that must be heard to be believed. Their fusion of Latin, classical, rock, jazz and traditional world folk results in an intoxicating swirl of rhythms that garnered them “Best Instrumental Album” at the 2014 Independent Music Awards.
Sunday, April 24 7:00 PM
Trailblazing 31-year-old Canadian-born trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader Bria Skonberg is one of the hottest new jazz artists on the scene today. Her musical mission is to innovate while still honoring traditional jazz, breaking the stereotype while having fun and creating an adventurous style rooted in swampy New Orleans jazz and blues with swing, pop and world music influences. Bria’s first professional gig was at age sixteen as a big band singer doubling on trumpet. She has since performed at over 75 jazz festivals and headlines at major jazz clubs and venues all over North America, Europe, Japan and China. Bria and her quintet are coming to Arts Under The Dome straight from their gig at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
All concerts are in the Sanctuary Building of First United Methodist Church (across from Gulfport City Hall) on the corner of 15th Street and 24th Avenue. The building is fully handicapped accessible via elevator on the 15th St. side of the building at the alley. Concerts are open seating: Tickets are sold at the door for each concert. Advance tickets may be purchased by mail or at www.arts.fumc-gulfport.org via PayPal. Tickets are also available from the church office (corner of 15th St. and 23rd Ave.) on Monday to Thursday from 8 to 4 and on Friday from 8 to noon. For information, call 228-229-6851, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.