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Beethoven & Blue Jeans:
Modern Melodies

Featuring Tracy Silverman, Electric Violin

Saturday, March 4 2023

The return of spring brings the return of Beethoven & Blue Jeans and the tradition of featuring world-class, innovative musicians! Lauded by BBC Radio as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin,” Tracy Silverman’s groundbreaking work with the six-string electric violin defies musical boundaries. “I believe string playing must reflect our popular musical culture or risk becoming old-fashioned and irrelevant,” said Silverman. “My explorations with the electric six-string violin have resulted in a sound as familiar as the electric guitar yet retains the achievements and beauty of the last 500 years of string playing.”


Honoring that musical past, this season’s Beethoven & Blue Jeans concert will feature Beethoven's rebellious and glorious Egmont Overture, while also celebrating the current modern musical culture by presenting Silverman and the MSO’s debut of Roberto Sierra’s original composition, Ficciones. MSO’s Beethoven & Blue Jeans concert will once again offer a pre-concert BBQ dinner, themed t-shirts, and a musical experience like no other!

Selections include:

Beethoven    Egmont Overture
Debussy         Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” 
Dukas             The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Sierra              Ficciones 
Copland         El Salon Mexico      


Meridian sounds modern!

This concert takes place at the MSU Riley Center and begins at 7PM.

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