February 14, 2020 7:30 p.m.End:
February 14, 2020 9:30 p.m.Location: Pruis Hall
Mads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist and composer originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, now living in San Francisco. As a former member of both bassist Stanley Clarke’s band and the celebrated Turtle Island Quartet, Mads won two Grammy Awards, and he was nominated for a third Grammy in 2015. Recently, he was the 2016 winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll Rising Star Violin Award. Mads has performed with Chick Corea, Ramsey Lewis, Kenny Barron, Paquito D’Rivera, Leo Kottke and Sergio & Odair Assad.
After graduating Berklee College of Music in 2003, he was recommended by Jean-Luc Ponty to join Stanley Clarke’s band. He has since been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, and his recordings have received rave reviews in Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Strings Magazine and DownBeat Magazine. Mads has performed for Danish royalty – Prince Frederik & Princess Mary – at the celebration of The Danish Embassy’s 50-year Anniversary.
Mads has twice been commissioned to write violin concertos – for Oakland Symphony and Pacific Chamber Orchestra. He has performed his symphonic works and soloed with orchestras around the US and Japan.
Mads now leads his own groups - Mads Tolling Quartet and Mads Tolling & The Mads Men. His latest release, Playing the 60s, is a reimagination of classic songs from 1960s film, TV and radio, such as “A Taste of Honey” and “Mission Impossible.” The album, released in 2017, features vocalists Kenny Washington and Spencer Day, and spent two months on US jazz radio’s top 30.
With his groups, Mads has performed over a thousand concerts around the world, including at The Hollywood Bowl, Library of Congress and at the Bay Area’s Paramount and Herbst Theatres. As a featured Yamaha Artist, Mads leads clinics and masterclasses in the US and internationally.
Coffee and Cabernet Series Event
The Coffee and Cabernet Series at Pruis Hall includes 10 world class performances within genres including Celtic, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Americana, Swing, Folk, Comedy, etc. Experience these internationally renowned artists in the intimate setting of Pruis Hall at the heart of Ball State University and enjoy a selection of wine, craft beer or coffee bar while attending the performance. See a list of performances in this series here.
Pruis Hall is situated just off of Woodworth drive next to Bracken Library. This 640-seat venue provides an intimate setting for musical performances and is used to host a variety of special events throughout the school year. Emens Auditorium programs this series of talented musical artists at Pruis Hall.
How to Purchase Tickets
||At The Door
|Youth (18 & under)
Tickets go on sale: Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10 a.m.
Ways to Purchase:
Emens box office
OR Online at Ticketmaster.com
For More Information
Learn more about coming to a show. (Directions, Parking, Accessibility, Camera Policy, etc.)
For more information call the Emens box office at 765-285-1539.
Dates/times subject to change.