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2nd Saturdays @ 7

He's Back...with Friends

The Highland County Arts Council is pleased to welcome John Bullard back to Highland for a return engagement at the Highland Center on March 11 at 5 pm. Two years ago, the audience at the Church at the Old Oak was introduced to his classical banjo repertory. They were amazed that the lowly banjo, which normally graces the stage of bluegrass performances, could be a solo instrument in compositions by the classical greats.

Instead of this solo performance, he will return as the John Bullard and Friends Quartet and joined by Markus Compton on keyboard, Violaine Michel on violin, and Jackie Spears on cello. They will be performing much of the material from Bullard’s recent CD recording: Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Arts.
Selections will include Trio Sonata No. 8 in G minor by G.F. Handel, Concerto in D minor by Alessandro Marcello and a set of Bullard’s captivating solo classical banjo compositions.


While the Arts Council typically holds the 2nd Saturday performances at 7 pm, a change in time this month was made due to the Maple Festival. It was decided by both the Arts Council and the Highland County Chamber of Commerce that a 5 pm performance would be better suited during the festival for visitors and busy local residents alike. Hopefully, this will allow more people the pleasure of participating in this very special music event.

The John Bullard and Friends concert is partially supported by a grant from The Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Event Information

Event Location:

The Highland Center

Spruce Street

Monterey, VA

5:00 pm

$10 admission at the door

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