The Sounds of the Dolomites
Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
ALASDAIR FRASER AND NATALIE HAAS
From classical music to traditional folk, magical harmonies to timeless dances.
Fraser and Haas are an example of how two extraordinary artists ventures can come together in perfect synergy. Violinist Alasdair Fraser boasts a thirty-year career of concerts, awards, TV and radio appearances, and film soundtracks that include "Titanic" and "The Last of the Mohicans".
Natalie Haas, a graduate of the Julliard School of Music, is now one of the most sought-after cellists of tradiotional music, performing and recording with Irish supergroups Solas and Altan, as well as Liz Carroll and others.
Their partnership is the fulfillment of a dream for Fraser, the cello historically having played the rhythmic line of Scottish dance music. Playing with joyful energy and in perfect mutual understanding, this duo has literally enchanted the wolrd over the last eighteen years.
THE CONCERT WILL TAKE PLACE AT 11.30 AM
Location: Val di Fiemme, Viezzena-Bocche mountain group, Malga Canvere. Between Castelìr and Passo Lusia, woods and pastures look over the peaks of Lagorai mountain chain and Travignolo valley, at the wester border with the Natural Park Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino. You'll be walking on an easy-to-walk forestry road in the wood, surrounded by the most ancient stones of Trentino formed 270 millions of years ago, like those of the near Lagorai. Malga Canvere is a balcony overlooking Pale di San Martino, with its pasture at a short distance from the other malgas. A bit higher, at the foot of Lastè di Lusia, a confused series of small lakes, like pearls of a broken necklace.
How to get there: from Predazzo by car to Bellamonte - Castelìr (car park), where you take the Castelìr - Fassane - Morea cable car, then continue on footpath no. 623, 20 minutes walk, vertical ascent 50 metres, difficulty E.
From Moena by car to the lower station of the Alpe Lusia cable car (car park), then take the cable car to Le Cune and from there continue on footpath no. 623, 1.45 hours, vertical ascent 150 metres, difficulty E.
Guided walk to the concert venue with Trentino Mountain Guides
Route: from Castelìr the walk follows an easy mule track to Malga Canvere through the Boschi dei Ciocchi and passing WWI trenches and bunkers, 3 hours, vertical ascent 450 metres, difficulty E.
To take part:
There is a charge and bookings must be made in advance with the Dolomites Experience Mountain Guides on +39 348 8271988
Free - places are limited and must be booked in advance at the Val di Fiemme tourist office on +39 0462 241111 - for holders of:
- Trentino Guest Card, online bookings also at visittrentino.info/card.
Alternative venue in case of bad weather: 5.30 pm Palafiemme, Cavalese. A limited number of tickets will be available from 3.30 pm
For further information: www.isuonidelledolomiti.it