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One Book, One Buncombe: Making a Musical Legacy from Native Tree to Violin

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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April 25


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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ONSITE | Thursday, April 25, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

On any given day you will find Kate Rickenbacker adjusting, repairing, or restoring an old instrument or making a new instrument using the same time-tested techniques and traditional tools craftsmen of 200 years ago would have employed. We check in with Kate about the meaning of making music and the instrument on which it’s played. Here for this Golden Hour talk in the Education Center Library, surrounded by native trees at an Arboretum, we learn about how the wood of a spruce or a maple becomes a resonant violin or a viola with the maker’s touch and years of tradition. This talk is part of One Book, One Buncombe, a series of programs by the Buncombe County Public Library organized around a community read of The Violin Conspiracy by N.C. author Brendan Slocum.

Learn more and Register for open classes: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/