CANCELED — Kat Wallace & David Sasso
July 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10.
“…richly poetic, musically tight and heartfelt…”
Kat Wallace and David Sasso met playing hard and fast bluegrass with New Haven string band Five ‘n Change (formerly Five in the Chamber). Their shared background in classical music and affinity for all things trad brought them together to form an intimate and virtuosic duo. With fiddle and a variety of mandolin-family instruments, Wallace and Sasso orbit around traditional folk, original songwriting, and the ever-evolving Americana movement. Their effortless vocal lines and innovative harmonization command the stage while allowing space for each song to tell its story.
Kat received a degree in Violin Performance from the Ithaca College School of Music in 2016, where she served as concert mistress of the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra. Under the baton of Jeffery Meyer, Kat has performed numerous works, including a performance at Carnegie Hall in 2013. Since college, Kat has crossed genres with ease, connecting her with masters of the fiddle. Kat directs a fiddle group in her home state of Connecticut as part of the famed Fire in the Kitchen Concert Series and Workshops, leading to opportunities to trade tunes with Darol Anger and others of his legacy. Her affinity for original music has her working and recording with a myriad of successful bands in the area ranging from Country and Bluegrass to Folk and Pop.
David studied at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition with a concentration in voice. Prior to college, David was the youngest composer, at age 16, to have a work premiered by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. At Indiana University, he recorded two albums as a member of the Pro Arte Singers, under the direction of Paul Hillier. In 2003, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir premiered David’s work, The Trio of Minuet, a full length original opera, with libretto by Paul Goyette, featuring children as the main characters and performers. David has several pieces for children’s choir published and performed around the country. After college, David went on to medical school and now works full-time as a psychiatrist.