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Daniel Slosberg is Pierre Cruzatte

Daniel Slosberg as Pierre Cruzatte

Daniel Slosberg has been playing fiddle since the age of five. After beginning with classical training, Slosberg's interests migrated to international folk styles. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1981, then spent the next several years supporting himself with odd jobs while studying with fiddle masters of the Scottish, Irish, French-Canadian, Klezmer and Appalachian traditions. He became so accomplished that he landed his first professional job as a musician with the nationally renowned Aman Folk Ensemble.

In 1997, Ken Burns' Lewis and Clark documentary aired on PBS, and Slosberg's life changed forever. Upon learning that Lewis and Clark had a fiddle player along on their journey, Slosberg embarked upon his own "voyage of discovery," learning everything he could about Pierre Cruzatte and the music, song and dance of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He was particularly struck at how important it was to the expedition, both as entertainment for the explorers and as a diplomatic tool with the almost fifty Indian nations the expedition met along the trail.

With Aman, Slosberg saw how the arts made international history and culture come alive for children. Realizing that Lewis and Clark's chief navigator and preeminent fiddler provided an extraordinary vehicle for teaching American History through music, story and song, he began to write Pierre Cruzatte: A Musical Journey Along the Lewis & Clark Trail. In 1999, Slosberg began performing full time as Pierre Cruzatte.

Performances will be in The Theatre at the Whaley House on Friday, May 31st at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 1st at 5:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday, June 2nd at 5:00pm. Tickets are $10 for SOHO members and $12 for non-members. Seating is limited to 40 for each show, so be sure to purchase your tickets today by calling the SOHO Events Hotline at (619) 297-7511, or in person at the SOHO Museum Shop, 2476 San Diego Avenue in Old Town, next to The Whaley House.

2002 - Volume 33, Issue 1


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President's Message

Executive Director Report

Coronado Railroad Receives Historic Designation

Red Roost and Red Rest Legal Campaign

Return of the West Arcade

Theatre at the Whaley House

Daniel Slosberg is Pierre Cruzatte

Living History at the Whaley House

Redevelopment & Black Historic Preservation

SOHO Arts and Crafts Weekend 2002

Old House Fair

Getting to Know Your San Diego

Iron Road of the Californias

Volunteer Profile: Ruth Martinson

Events and Education

Thank You, Jessica McGee

Efforts to Save SS Catalina Continue

Ballpark Preservation Program Update

Four Treatment Approaches for Historic Properties

Proposition 40 Passes

Thank Yous

SOHO Thanks Longtime Members

Strength in Numbers

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