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'The Fiddler'-inspired works at Edmonds Center for the Arts

 

September 26, 2019

ECA

Kelly Hall-Tompkins

Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, the "Fiddler on the Roof" violin soloist for the Tony- and Grammy-nominated revival on Broadway, created the first full album of newly commissioned and original "Fiddler"-inspired works.

On Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., she will perform this repertoire at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, in a quartet configuration with violin, bass, guitar, and accordion.

Winner of the Naumburg International Violin Competition, Hall-Tompkins has been featured as soloist in over 400 Broadway performances, plus a Grammy-nominated cast album alongside a bonus track by Itzhak Perlman.

Interviews with the artist and performances in Kiev were featured in a documentary about "Fiddler on the Roof," released in theatres in Spring 2018.

Hall-Tompkins founded and directs Music Kitchen, Food for the Soul, a nonprofit that has, to date, brought almost 100 chamber music performances to New York City and Los Angeles homeless shelters.

Hall-Tompkins received an honorary doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music (her alma mater) in 2016, delivering the commencement address. She is one of three 2017 recipients of the Sphinx Medal of Excellence, presented at the US Supreme Court by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

She earned a master's degree from the Manhattan School under the mentorship of Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic.

Tickets are $19-$49 with 10% discount for seniors and military; $15 for youth and students. Info: 425-275-9595, http://www.ec4arts.org.

 

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