Since attending concerts is still not an option yet, Music Network in partnership with The National Opera House is providing inspirational and uplifting live music experiences for music lovers to enjoy at home. This performance will be a digital concert, and a link will be sent to ticket holders on the 9th of June. All that is required is an internet connection!
Christian Sedelmyer: fiddle, vocals
Rachel Baiman: fiddle, banjo, vocals
Described as “The newest and most promising voices in Americana” by NPR, 10 String Symphony is a collaboration between Grammy-nominated fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer and acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman.
Take ten strings, add two compelling voices and one shared sense of social justice, and what you’ve got is a dynamic and quietly authoritative duo in the best tradition of Guthrie and Seeger. Christian Sedelmyer and Rachel Baiman are artists firmly rooted in the old-timey Americana tradition, but with musical explorations that carry them fearlessly into the present moment, creating songs and sound worlds that are immediate and compelling. These are musicians whose prime inspiration is our world and how we live in it. Through their musicianship, they engage with life, art, nature, and global challenges in ways that are variously warm, humorous and thought-provoking. They are champions of change, and though just two in number, their impact is massively amplified by their brilliant use of technology and skilful arrangements. These are true musicians of our time.
“The newest and most promising voices in Americana” – NPR, All Songs Considered
“An unassumingly intriguing record… something out of the ordinary” – FolkRoots
“Honouring timeless traditions with respectful acknowledgement and creative innovation” – Folk Alley