The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita is hosting a Celtic concert on Sunday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. with two local musicians – classically trained eclectic violinist Jenny Bowen and cellist Seth Girton.
The family-friendly concert will include many works featured on albums by Scottish fiddling wizard Alisdair Fraser and cello virtuoso Natalie Haas.
Admission to the concert is a suggested $10-$20 donation, a portion of which will support the church. They will also have free snacks and a cash bar.
About the artists:
Wichita native and violinist Jenny Bowen began her musical career very early, studying classical violin with her mother at age 2 and later working with her aunt. She played for 10 years with Wichita’s Symphony Youth Orchestras program and, while in college, performed with the Wichita Symphony. Her musical interests have expanded beyond classical repertoire, and she has since performed in ensembles reflecting music of varied styles and traditions, from the deserts of the American south and west (Moon Rabbits, red dirt country) to the high plains of Kansas (Prairie Rose Rangers), the bogs of Erin, the lochs and crags of the Highlands, and far beyond.
Seth Girton, also from Wichita, began studying cello at the age of 9. Under the tutelage of Wichita cellist and pedagogue Susan Mayo, he was an active participant in Wichita’s Symphony Youth Orchestras Program for six years before pursuing a degree in mathematics at Oberlin College, where he also performed extensively. He received his Master of Music degree from Emporia State University and maintains an active performance schedule with Wichita’s Friends University Community Orchestra and the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, in each of which he is acting principal. Girton has also spent several years exploring and performing non-traditional and experimental cello techniques. He is the instructor of cello at Hesston and Bethel Colleges and at the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts in Newton, Kansas.