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Center for the Arts
North Campus
8:00 p.m.
$42.50, $35.50, Students (any school) $24.50
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Exhilarating, "electrifying," and "innovative" is typical praise for the diversely talented collection of violinists and fiddlers that make up BOWFIRE. But the BOWFIRE experience is anything but typical - it's a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, soul-stirring theatrical experience that highlights the range and artistry of string musicians. Each of BOWFIRE's performers is renowned as a leading interpreter of their respective violin and fiddle styles. As if that level of virtuosity wasn't enough, several happen to possess incredible voices and can tap and step dance. With one sweep of the bow, they can journey across musical time and styles, turning from a Celtic rhythm to a hip-hop beat or seamlessly sliding from Led Zeppelin to a lullaby.

The musical mash-up in a BOWFIRE performance can include a Hungarian dance, a Stevie Wonder medley, a tango, traditional and bluegrass fiddle tunes, Texas swing, pop, rock, jazz, and hip hop, as well as any number of originals. Instead of remaining sedentary behind music stands, the players move energetically throughout the show, taking turns in the spotlight. When the fiddle players simultaneously show their step-dancing prowess, the audience can't help but rise to their feet and clap along.