October 18th, 2002 by Adam

Patrons of the Silver Cultural Arts Center at Plymouth State College are invited to celebrate the Center’s 10th anniversary with Barrage in their program, “A Violin Sings, A Fiddle Dances.” The performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, November 8.

Barrage is a celebration of sound and energy featuring the violin, that explodes on stage and into the audience in a stunning fusion of music, dance, theatre and song. As they perform, the musicians interweave effortlessly, dissolve into spinning circles and resolve into tightly knit formations with bows flying and feet blurring.

Glen Giffin of the Denver Post wrote, “Behind the glitz of Barrage is a sweetly simple idea: the versatile violin. Seven young violinist/fiddlers play, dance, sing and generally show that a fiddle and bow need not be considered staid in any way.” Another wrote, “It’s hard to resist this high-energy show, which craftily reveals the violin’s wide stylistic range. With smiles on their faces, they engage in choreographed maneuvers while they crank out a jig or reel, a big-band classic, a rockin’ instrumental or a plaintive, sung ballad.”

The program, which is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental, is presented by the Silver Series for the Performing Arts, during this 10th anniversary season of the Silver Cultural Arts Center. Barrage’s New Hampshire tour also includes performances at The Music Hall in Portsmouth and the Colonial Theatre in Keene.

Tickets for the Plymouth performance are available at the Silver Cultural Arts Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS, Monday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m.