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La Fiocco continues season with “The Fiddler’s Return”


Due to the unprecedented success of last season’s concert, “The Fiddler’s Dance,” La Fiocco will once again venture into the world of the country fiddler.

“The Fiddler’s Return” will take listeners on a journey from the 13th and 14th centuries to Thomas Jefferson’s America. Along the way, there will be a stop over at Venice during the late 16th- and early 17th- centuries and a visit to Restoration England. Then the concert will hop across the Atlantic to explore the fiddle traditions of Colonial and Federal America, paying tribute to the contributions of the black fiddlers of Monticello with some of their foot-stomping traditional music.

The musicians performing on period instruments will be Claire Smith Bermingham, rebec and baroque violin; Nathan Bishop, vielle and baroque violin; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; Daniel Boring, theorbo, baroque guitar and banjo; Benjamin T. Berman, tenor and harpsichord; and artistic director Lewis R. Baratz, harpsichord, recorder, hurdy-gurdy, and tin whistle.

Performances will take place at Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, N.J., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, and at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Tickets are $25 general admission, $10 students, free for children 12 and under, and are available at the door (cash or check), or online by credit card at

This project has been funded in part by the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program. La Fiocco, a nonprofit founded in 2010, receives state funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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