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October 3, 2017

Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss Kick Off The Orlando Philharmonic’s Women In Song Series At The Plaza Live

8 p.m. Wednesday, October 11



(Tuesday, October 3, Orlando, Fla.) – Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss begin the second season of the Orlando Philharmonic’s Women in Song Series at The Plaza Live on Wednesday, October 11 at 8 p.m. The Plaza Live is located at 425 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32803.

Described by one critic as a “phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument sing with unparalleled purity,” Maeve Gilchrist has taken the Celtic harp to new levels of performance.

She maintains a widely-acclaimed duo project with Nic Gareiss, a Michigan-born percussive dancer. Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, dance, rhythm and improvisation, Maeve and Nic have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields.


“We are excited to perform in this specially crafted program and invite the audience to join us as we move through an expansive world of different textures and rhythms,” said Gilchrist. “Drawing on the timeless melodies and songs of Ireland and Scotland as well as elements of Appalachian Music and original compositions, we weave contemporary rhythms and subtle electronic augmentation with timeless traditional music.”

Described as Avante-trad, both artists are known for stretching the limits of their instrument and challenging the audience’s perception of their craft.

Single tickets are $23 in advance and $27 at the door and can be purchased online at orlandophil.org, by calling 407.770.0071, or in person at the Box Office, located at The Plaza Live (425 N. Bumby Avenue, Orlando). The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ticket prices subject to change.)

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and comprised of accomplished musicians from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents the FAIRWINDS Classics and Pops Series at Bob Carr Theater and its Sounds of Summer, Focus and Women in Song Series at The Plaza Live. Known for its artistic excellence and community collaboration, the Philharmonic presents more than 150 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth and families annually through its Young People’s Concerts, Symphony Storytime Series, Notes in Your Neighborhood program, and free outdoor community concerts. A resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic will perform in Steinmetz Hall when it opens in 2020. Learn more at OrlandoPhil.org.

About the Artists:
ERIC JACOBSEN - Hailed by The New York Times as “an interpretive dynamo,” conductor and cellist Eric Jacobsen has built a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and collaborative projects. As co-founder and Artistic Director of the adventurous orchestra The Knights and a founding member of the genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider, Jacobsen, along with his brother, violinist Colin Jacobsen, was awarded a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship in 2012. Jacobsen celebrated his inaugural season with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015/2016.

MAEVE GILCHRIST & NIC GAREISS - Michigan born percussive-dancer, Nic Gareiss and Scottish harpist Maeve Gilchrist met while both teaching at the Shasta Fiddle Camp in Northern California. They continued their musical relationship with spontaneous collaborations at festivals and chance meetings and later toured together as part of Darol Anger's band, 'The Furies'. At the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Nic and Maeve made their debut performance as a duo to great acclaim and have been picking up steam with the show ever since. Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, dance, rhythm and improvisation, Nic and Maeve have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields. The percussion and drive of Nic's footwork combined with Maeve's melodic and improvisational sensibilities make for an explosive duet that delights both the ears and the eyes.


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All programs and artists are subject to change. Visit orlandophil.org for the most up-to-date information.