A Grammy-award winning MacArthur Fellow, “celebrated on the folk circuit for a decade”, (New York Times), Giddens is an opera-singer-turned-folk-revivalist who sings, fiddles and picks a replica of an 1858 fretless minstrel banjo while stealing your heart. With the backdrop of a lovingly restored landmark church sanctuary in the historic West Adams district, come explore with us her “contagious sense of delight and enjoyment” (The Guardian) in the Americana music she has so brilliantly championed.
Presented by The Da Camera Society in partnership with The Music Department, Mount Saint Mary's University
Women in Music Festival
Rhiannon Giddens' evening concert is the culmination of a day in celebration of Women in Music on the Doheny Campus of Mount Saint Mary’s University. Experience the diversity and strength of character of MSMU’s students, and the power of music as a vehicle for positive social change, with performances and lectures by female musicians and academics, as well as a masterclass given by Ms. Giddens. Masterclass and on-campus Festival admission is free, and by registration only, on a first come, first serve basis. Seating is limited. Registration opens January 8, 2018.