Chick Corea & Béla Fleck to perform March 27

  • on 27 Mar 2013
  • Guerry Auditorium

Chick Corea and Béla Fleck are, individually, two of today’s most creative musicians. Together, their stunning technique and musical genius produce a sound never heard before. The Performing Arts Series brings them to Sewanee.

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Fleck's most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album "The Enchantment." With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres including jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds.




Fleck’s intense musical curiosity and spirit of innovation have drawn him into nearly every genre of music, stretching the boundaries of each and producing extraordinary collaborations. Having worked in bluegrass, country, jazz and world music, Fleck released “Perpetual Motion” in 2001, featuring Edgar Meyer, Joshua Bell, Chris Thile and Evelyn Glennie, among others. It won two Grammy Awards. In 2010, the Nashville Symphony asked him to write his first concerto for banjo, which premiered in Nashville with music director Giancarlo Guerrero. In October 2013, the Nashville Symphony will tour the Midwest with Guerrero and Fleck in concerts featuring this remarkable work.

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after four decades of unparalleled creativity and artistic output. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Corea has touched an astonishing number of musical bases while maintaining a singular standard of excellence. A tirelessly creative spirit - and winner of two 2013 Grammy Awards - Corea forges ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process. (See his Grammy acceptance speech here.)

Tickets are $25/adult; $20/senior; $10/student. Sewanee faculty, staff and students are admitted free with university ID.