Reporting: Rabbit Zielke
Barrage is a high energy group that brings music, dance and theater together in a remarkable performance. The group includes several violinists, a drummer, guitarist and bassist. In addition to concerts, these international musicians run workshops to bring a variety of music and movement to string students. Local and regional violin students are encouraged to participate in the workshop and perform onstage with Barrage on October 12, 2010. The performance will be at the Frierson Theater at Girls Preparatory School.
GPS Orchestra Director Mary Baxter brought Barrage in for a workshop and concert 2 years ago. According to Baxter, the group jumps, dances and includes humorous skits along with breathtaking music during their concerts. The workshop is scheduled for the afternoon before the concert. Area string students are invited to participate and learn about various cultures and their music. Students attending the workshop will perform on the stage along with Barrage during the concert.
Christine Lau and Emily Oing participated in the workshop and concert two years ago. Both girls are classically trained on the violin and enjoyed the opportunity to learn and perform music from other cultures and genres. They are both looking forward to participating in the workshop and concert this year.
Tickets are available at the door at the Frierson Theater at Girls Preparatory School or in advance by calling Mary Baxter at 423-634-7604 or via email at MaryBaxter @ gps.edu.
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