One Road Over to perform at FENCE on July 16

Published 2:59 pm Monday, July 10, 2017

On Sunday, July 16 at 4 p.m. in the great room, FENCE will offer a free, family concert with local band One Road Over.

Western North Carolina’s first melodica orchestra seeks audiences for its energetic and fun concerts of music from around the world, from folk and the medieval past to jazz and pop songs of the present. Powered by 200+ reeds, the group is augmented by guitar, clarinet, cello and percussion. The melodica was “invented” in the 1950s in Germany based on technology over a thousand years old from Southeastern Asia. It is an instrument that you play with your breath and piano keyboard simultaneously. It has a wide dynamic range, comes in many sizes and can play chords, which is why more and more people and bands are using it to make great music. The full One Road Over band is comprised of six musicians: Barbara Weiss on keyboards, percussion and melodicas; Atossa Kramer, clarinet and melodicas; Ann Stierli, viola da gamba and melodicas; Susan McCann and Frances Demoretcky, melodicas; Amy Brucksch, guitar and effects processor. Sunday’s concert will feature Barbara, Fran and Amy performing music by Bach, Purcell, Piazzolla, Duke Ellington, Pentatonix and others.

Following the performance refreshments will be served. This event is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. FENCE is located at 3381 Hunting Country Road in Tryon. For more information, visit or call 828-859-9021.

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– article submitted by Amy Schmitte