Live Music with Matty Metcalfe!
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About the Event
Matty Metcalfe is an accomplished and versatile musician and ethnomusicologist who is equally at home in the studio and performance venues as he is in the classroom. His mastery of many different instruments, from piano and accordion to banjo and guitar, coupled with his ability to seamlessly move between and within musical styles keeps him busy as both a session and touring musician. After graduating from the College of William and Mary with degrees in History and Education, Mr. Metcalfe found himself in demand as a session/ touring musician while also working as a Colonial Balladeer/Historian. From there, Mr. Metcalfe enjoyed three years teaching classroom music in Fairfax County, Virginia, before being recommended for the position of Musical Ambassador at Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions. His duties included facilitating concerts at the school for musicians from other countries and coordinating master classes and programs with these various international music acts and Harvard’s educational community. Mr. Metcalfe’s twin pursuits–teaching and performing music–led him back to Charlottesville, Virginia–a hub of many musical styles from Appalachian and Old-Time to Jazz, Classical, and ‘World’. Here, he further developed his programs–New Orleans Music–Roots, Revision, Revival and Musette Moderna/Tango a’ Tiempo. In each presentation, he takes listeners on a journey from the earliest incarnations of the musical style up to modern day iterations–showing how the idiom (and Art in general) changes, grows, evolves, and dovetails within and among cultures over time