Monday, December 5, 2011

Fiddle Group To Perform As Part Of JPS Winter Concer

More than 100 orchestra students from all six Jamestown elementary schools as well as Washington, Persell and Jefferson middle schools string and Jamestown High School orchestra students will perform with internationally-known Barrage as part of their concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Jamestown High School auditorium.

The elementary school students, including Lakewood Suzuki Strings and the Catholic Academy of the Holy Family, will perform "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and middle and high school string students, along with guests from Southwestern, will join Barrage for Calypso Jam. Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults and $15 for students, senior citizens and children. They are available at the Reg Lenna Box Office or at the door.

Barrage is a high-energy fiddle fest, weaving together extraordinary musicianship and dance with traces of everything from country to heavy metal music. Five violinists are backed up with wild and interesting percussion, strong vocals, guitar, bagpipes and expertly executed choreography.

Barrage continues to be leaders in the String Education field by cultivating an ongoing partnership with more than 400 school and youth orchestra programs around the world. Barrage's roots are in string education and they have been dedicating their recent touring schedules to continuing to build their legacy with string players throughout the world. In the 2011-12 touring season, Barrage will perform with more than 60 string programs in venues worldwide culminating with a featured performance at the American String Teachers convention in Atlanta.

Created in Calgary, Canada in 1997, the violin-based, world-beat ensemble tours more than 40 weeks a year and has released seven albums, four DVDs and five television specials. Barrage recently hosted its 2,500th international performance. Over the past 15 years, the group has entertained millions of concertgoers in more than 27 countries. Handpicked performers make up the group.

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