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Feb. 4: Electronic violinist Tracy Silverman

Silverman to perform at Halling Recital Hall.

2013-02-05
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 1-16-2013

MANKATO, Minn. – Windham Hill recording artist, Tracy Silverman, will appear in concert on Monday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. on the Halling Recital Hall stage of the Earley Center for Performing Arts. This Performance Series event is sponsored by the Department of Music and funded by the Nadine B. Andreas Visiting Artist Endowment.

Tracy Silverman is considered one of the foremost electric violinists of our time. Silverman has a trademark sound, which is instantly recognizable. Lauded by the BBC as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin,” Juilliard graduate Tracy Silverman has redefined the instrument with his instantly recognizable trademark sound with hints of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Paige. His groundbreaking work with the 6-string electric violin has forever transformed violin playing, utilizing looping techniques and an array of effect pedals.

Silverman was first violinist with the Turtle Island String Quartet for four years and has been featured as a violinist and record producer on CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. He produced and appears on Jim Brickman 's hit "Simple Things" and "Lovesongs and Lullabies" CDs and on 2 of Jim's popular TV Specials. An international touring artist, in 1999 he was awarded Artist in Residence status by the city of Hamburg, Germany and is a frequent concert attraction in Brazil. The Rhein Zeitung wrote "...technically brilliant to the fingertips, but overthrowing all the usual preconceived ideas". "Silverman is a fine, expressive player," said the London Guardian. The NY Times raved, "fleet agility and tangy expressivity, with wailing hints of Jimi Hendrix", the LA Times reported, "He was in constant melodic flow. Silverman is in a class of his own," and the Dallas Morning News said, "Tracy Silverman played as if he believed in every note." "Piercing and poignant" according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Concert admission is $12; $11 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549. Those with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation may call (507) 389-2077 or 711 (MRS/TTY).

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