Darol Anger with your Orchestra
Soloist and Composer
Fiddler, composer, producer and educator, Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with numerous pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, his Duo with Mike Marshall, and others.
He has performed and conducted contemporary string clinics all over the world with musicians such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Edgar Meyer, Bill Frisell, Marin Alsop and various orchestras, the Detroit Symphony, The Berklee World Strings, the Prairie Chamber Orchestra of Kansas, Seattle's Saratoga Orchestra, Mark O’Connor, Bela Fleck, Bill Evans, and Stephane Grappelli. Today Darol can be heard on NPR's "Car Talk" theme every week, along with Earl Scruggs, David Grisman and Tony Rice.
Darol is a MacDowell and UCross Fellow, and has received numerous composers’ residencies and grants. He has composed music since 1978 for his ensembles, including the Turtle Island String Quartet and the Berklee World Strings, and composed for artists such as Rachel Barton Pine, Regina Carter, the Childsplay Ensemble, Phillip Aaberg, Tim O'Brien, the Kairos String Quartet at Icicle Creek Music Festival and his Duo with Mike Marshall. He has recorded and produced dozens of important recordings since 1977, and has been a featured soloist on scores of recordings and motion picture soundtracks.
3-movement work for String Orchestra with Violin Soloist [~15-18 min. length]
3 one-movement works for String Orchestra with Violin Soloist [~4-10 min. length each]
4 songs for String Orchestra, Violin and Vocalist [5-8 min. length each]
full-orchestra treatment of an Irish fiddle tune
5-movement Acadian Fantasy for String Orchestra and soloists. [35 min.}