Helicon's 33rd Annual Winter Solstice Concert Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD December 15, 2018 - Two Shows - 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. On sale: September 1, 2018!!!
"Helicon's brand of hypnotic Celtic-inspired dance rhythms makes a heady brew when mixed with this wide-ranging set of carols and winter songs. That Helicon's stylized treatment can tame and blend this eclectic set is a tribute to the solid musicianship of this talented trio. Their warm, understated take on the season will be a welcome relief for many from the droning familiarity of popular Christmas carols..." —Home Theater HI FI and The Albuquerque Alibi (December 2000)
The 33rd Annual Winter Solstice Reunion Concert reunites three world class musicians Ken Kolodner (hammered dulcimer, fiddle), Robin Bullock (piano, guitar, cittern, mandolin) and Chris Norman (wooden flutes, tin whistle, small pipes, piano) of Helicon for their annual holiday celebration. On December 15, 2018, Helicon will perform two shows, at 3:30 and at 7:30, bringing to life seasonal Scottish, Irish, French Canadian, Appalachian and other world music. This year's venue provides an intimate setting at Kraushaar Auditorium on the campus of Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson MD 21204. Joining Helicon once again will be the astounding North American Step-dance Champion Jonathan Srour (who grew up attending the concerts) and once again Ken's son, Brad Kolodner. Brad has established himself as one of the finest banjo players in the U.S. and a force in the traditional music scene as a musician (performing with Charm City Junction and The Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet), radio DJ and concert/festival promoter, winning the prestigious IBMA Momentum Award in 2016. Once again gracing the stage will be Brad's fellow bandmate in Charm City Junction Irish button accordionist Sean McComiskey. New this year to the show will be the amazingly versatile Rachel Eddy (The Early Mays, The Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet). A West Virginia native, Eddy grew up learning old-time music and is one of the best purveyors of the style performing on fiddle, guitar, banjo and vocals. Rachel performs regularly with Ken and Brad and recorded on their last CD The Swift House.
Helicon toured widely throughout North American and Europe for many years. The members ceased touring in 1998 to pursue solo careers. They are internationally recognized as among the finest practitioners of their respective instruments, recording over 50 recordings. Together, the members of Helicon continue to work their magic year after year. The trio has Baltimore roots: Kolodner was born here and still resides in Baltimore, Norman lived in Baltimore since age 11 and now has returned to his native Nova Scotia; and Bullock now lives in NC but was originally from the DC area.
Helicon started life combining the backgrounds of three related but distinctively different traditions of music (Bluegrass, Irish and old-time). Helicon eventually became part of the world music scene but continued to perform those three genres in a very progressive style. The band never sought out to be musical preservationists but rather experiment with expanding the ever evolving traditions. Helicon is excited to present and collaborate with these fine musicians.
This year's concert will be recorded for a future release!! _
Listen to selected tracks from A Winter Solstice with Helicon
December 15, 2018 3:30 & 7:30 PM Goucher College Kraushaar Auditorium Towson MD
Tickets are on sale September 1, 2018 Advanced ticket prices are based on quantity of tickets purchased for each show: 1-14 tickets: $30.00 15-29 tickets: $28.00 30+ tickets: $25.00
Children under 13: $22.00 (Group discounts are only available via phone or mail order)
Order Tickets Online (prices include a $2 service charge per ticket)
3:30 Show (Adult ticket) $30
3:30 Show (Kids under 13) $23
7:30 Show (Adult Ticket) $30
7:30 Show (Kids under 13) $23
Order Tickets by Mail -- If you have trouble downloading the form below or using online purchase, please email email@example.com, call me at 410-746-8387 (or 410-243-7254) or simply send a check to:
Helicon 3806 Fenchurch Rd. Baltimore, MD 21218
Check payable to Helicon
Include an self-addressed envelope (SASE) and specify which show! No service fee ($2) if you include an SASE.
Order via phone using a credit card ($2.50 service fee per ticket). Call 410-746-8387. The price is the same as online ordering.
Ticket Delivery Information Tickets at the door are $35. Tickets ordered on-line or through the mail by 12/11/2018 will be delivered via mail. Ticket orders received after 2:00 p.m. om 12/11/2018 will be held at will call at the concert. Please provide proper identification and/or your Paypal receipt when claiming tickets at will call. If you have not received your tickets, and believe they should have been mailed, contact Ken through email, or call at (410)746-8387.
Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), leaving it at exit 27A-Towson (Dulaney Valley Road south). The college entrance is on the left, one-half block from exit 27A. Kraushaar Auditorium is in the Dorsey College Center (Campus Map)