02/09/12 If youâ€™re looking for an eveningâ€™s entertainment like youâ€™ve never seen or heard before, then you will want to be part of the audience for the performance of Stringfever on Valentineâ€™s Day (Feb. 14) on the campus of Culver Academies.
The Broadbents â€“ three brothers and a cousin â€“ will be in concert at 7:30 p.m., bringing their electric instruments and live beat-boxing to the stage of Eppley Auditorium. The Huffington Concert Series performance is open to the public and ticket information is available at (574) 842-7058.
Brothers Giles, Ralph, and Neal and cousin Graham are world-class musicians playing five- and six-stringed electric violins, viola, and cello. Tabbed as the worldâ€™s first genetically modified string quartet, this British foursome combines exceptional musical skill with a real talent for involving and engaging audiences to provide a night of unforgettable entertainment.
A typical Stringfever performance includes the quartetâ€™s unique, acclaimed version of Ravelâ€™ s â€śBoleroâ€ť with all four Broadbents playing one cello simultaneously. They challenge the audience to play â€śName That Tuneâ€ť as they race through 20 of the best-loved movie themes in one breathless arrangement. Their helter-skelter 007James Bond medley is an absolute killer. And the breathtaking signature finale features â€śThe History of Music . . . in Five Minutes.â€ť
Critics praise Stringfever for its combination of musical talent, clever audience awareness, and quick repartee. If the winter doldrums have you down, Stringfever will be sure to pick you up!
The Huffington Concert Series continues Thursday, March 15, when the National Players perform â€śOf Mice and Men.â€ť Show time is 7:30 p.m. at Eppley Auditorium. Tickets are available by calling (574) 842-7058.