Center for the Arts to Present Barrage

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: May 3, 2007 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Barrage at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Barrage is a high-octane fiddle-fest that features an international, multi-talented cast performing an eclectic mix of music, song and dance. The cast of Barrage features six violinists/vocalists, one drummer, one bass player and a guitarist.

The year 2006 marked the end of Barrage's first decade in which the ensemble entertained millions of people around the globe. Their second decade will be launched with a series of new tours around the world. Barrage will complete more than 200 performances in the United States, Europe, Asia and Canada. Barrage performances offer up a diverse fusion of cultures, musical styles and incredible performance vitality. The music of Barrage continues to evolve -- combining contemporary world music influences, layered vocal arrangements and pulsating modern beats and rhythms. The cast delivers the show with amazing energy and musical virtuosity that will take your breath away.

Since its creation in Calgary, Canada, in 1996, Barrage has been featured many times at events worldwide having played for many presidents, prime ministers and princes. Barrage also has had its television productions aired on several international TV networks, including the PBS network in the U.S., the BBC in the UK and CBC in Canada, and has performed live shows in New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Norway, Monaco, the U.S. and the UK.

The show is a creative offering of 5 to 1 Entertainments, the team responsible for determining the show's music selections, training each player, composing and arranging all music and recording and co-producing all shows. The show is produced by Annerin Productions of Calgary, Canada, and JAM Theatricals of Chicago.

Tickets for Barrage are $24, students $15. Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Center for the Arts Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including Kaufmann's. To charge tickets, call 852-5000; in Canada, call 1-416-870-8000. For group sales, call 645-6771. For more information, call 645-ARTS. The Center for the Arts is a Ticketfast location. Students (of any school) must present valid student ID at the Center Box Office to receive discount.