COOS BAY — Celtic harpists and multi-instrumentalists, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter, will perform using rare instruments and telling stories at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Dolphin Playhouse in the historic Empire district of Coos Bay at 580 Newmark Ave.
The show will feature Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter playing two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, Ukranian Bandura, Cittern, viola and more. The performers will play traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland as well as some original compositions blended with stories of humor and adventure.
The duo shares a background as progressive rock musicians who later discovered a love for Celtic, Renaissance and Swedish music on unique acoustic instruments. They hail from Oregon and tour extensively playing fine performing arts centers, theaters and intimate venues around the US and Europe. They perform as a duo, and as a trio with legendary storyteller Patrick Ball, and with the Windham Hill Winter Solstice tours. Audiences are enchanted with their humorous and moving stories weaved with breathtaking music both traditional and original, taking audiences on a unique journey they will not soon forget.
Lisa is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic Harp. She is widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hill/Sony music labels that have repeatedly placed in the Top 10 and Top 20 on the Billboard New age music charts. Her innovate work in Therapeutic music and “Hands-on-Harps” programs have gained national recognition from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Wall Street Journal. Lisa's music is heard throughout the award winning PBS special "Alone in the Wilderness," amongst many other soundtracks for commercial television and independent films. Lisa performs and teaches year round and was recently named one of the 50 most inspiring women by Los Angeles Magazine. www.LisaLynne.com
Aryeh Frankfurter is a renowned Celtic harper and multi-instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic Music. He began with Classical violin at the age of three, and studied music throughout his life. He has 17 albums to his credit, works on film and television scores as composer and arranger, and continues to teach himself to play various instruments most recently the rarely seen Swedish Nyckelharpa. He earned his masters in philosophy as he was becoming one of the most successful street performers in the US. He is a full time musician and producer whose uncommon approach to the Celtic harp and folk harp repertoire, his critically acclaimed albums have earned him high regard as an artist of extraordinary talents and abilities. www.Lionharp.com
Admission is $15, and advance tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3100273
For more information, call 541-808-2611 or visit http://thedolphinplayers.webs.com