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Tuesday, June 10 | 7:00 p.m.


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Summer 2014 Concert Series
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Downtown Chamber Series with Special Guest Ben Sollee

Ben Sollee joins the musicians reinventing the downtown Phoenix chamber music scene for a special performance spanning styles from folk to classical. Sollee’s music marries a sometimes-unconventional take on the cello to a gritty but plaintive voice. His soul-searching, which travels across the genres of folk, bluegrass, and R&B, sets him apart as an utterly unique musician.

Sollee has performed with several other remarkable musicians, including Béla Fleck, the Turtle Island String Quartet, and Time for Three. National Public Radio included him in its “Top Ten Great Unknown Artists” list for 2008. Sollee’s is the latest in several partnerships the Downtown Chamber Series has forged in its efforts to bring classical and contemporary chamber music to new audiences and locations.

“But for the past decade, Kentucky cellist Ben Sollee has been changing minds all over the world with his brand of soulful, indie-tinged folk, with his voice and said stringed implement up front.”—Houston Press

“Fusing unique instrumentation with a soulful and sometimes playful voice, Ben Sollee defies convention.”—National Public Radio

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