As The Globe and Mail puts it, “Exhilarating.” Flying fiddles. Stepping feet. Glorious voices. Ten world-renowned lads and lasses put on a high octane romp that traverses musical genres with wicked bows leading the charge. Jazz, classical, bluegrass, Celtic, rock, gypsy, world music, Texas Swing and Ottawa Valley and Cape Breton styles make appearances throughout the evening. A high-spirited, seamlessly choreographed production, Bowfire serves up a dazzling side of tap dancing, step dancing and vocals to accompany the feast of strings. Phew.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices by Section:
Platinum Section – $67 *
Gold Section – $57
Silver Section – $47
Bronze Section – $37
Copper Section – $20
These discounts available for phone & box office sales:
• Summit County students (K-12) pay $5 in Copper Section
• Summit County Teachers receive 2 for 1 tickets
• Seniors 62 and over 20% off all tickets
• Children 16 and under half price
Please note there is never a ticketing fee or surcharge.
*All Platinum Section tickets include Reception Passes offering admittance to the official performance reception and after-party. Eccles Center Main Stage Receptions are held at a gallery, restaurant or other location in Park City near the Eccles Center Theater; as reception locations change for each performance, guests are given passes indicating the reception location with their tickets on the night of the performance.
Box office is open Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. Call 435 655-3114 or walk up to Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT. Day of Show: Box office opens at noon.
For immediate release
February 13, 2013
Park City Performing Arts Foundation presents
March 8, 2013
PARK CITY, UT –Flying fiddles. Stepping feet. Glorious voices. The world-renowned lads and lasses of Bowfire put on a high-octane romp, traversing musical genres with wicked bows leading the charge. This “exhilarating” (The Globe and Mail) show fills The Eccles Center on Friday, March 8. A high-spirited, seamlessly choreographed production, Bowfire serves up dazzling tap dancing, step dancing and vocals to accompany the feast of strings. The fiddles – and feet – fire up at 7:30 p.m.
Created by acclaimed violinist Lenny Solomon in 2000, Bowfire is an artfully choreographed performance, which involves much more than fast and furious fiddles. Crossing genres with ease, this “enormously entertaining” (The Washington Post) group delivers everything from Brahms to Led Zeppelin – and there’s Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, pop, rock, hip-hop, Texas swing, klezmer, tango and Solomon’s originals included in the mix. The performers simultaneously dance, sing and play with all strings firing at once – or, take turns in the spotlight.
As the Houston Chronicle writes, “Bowfire blurred individual traditions in the fast-paced onslaught of top-flight playing… slick, well-produced and well-played. Nothing was overdone.”
Throughout the high-energy show, the virtuosity of the violinists shines. After all, the troupe includes talent from Julliard and McGill as well as step dancing champions and winners of prestigious, international music and dance competitions and Juno awards. Equally talent musicians on cello, bass, percussion, guitar and piano back up the violins and fiddles. Bowfire has toured the world, starred on PBS, played the James Bond theme for James Bond himself (Sean Connery) and received too many standing ovations to count. The Park City performance comes hot on the heels of the release of Bowfire’s latest CD, “New Flame.”
“This show really speaks to the entire audience, including – but not limited to – folks looking to warm up for St. Paddy’s Day,” says PCPAF executive director Teri Orr. “Prepare for a hand-clapping, foot-stomping evening of remarkable talent.”
In addition to the March 8 main stage show, Bowfire is slated to participate in PCPAF’s Student Outreach Program.
Park City Performing Arts Foundation presents Bowfire on Friday, March 8 at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: range from $20 to $67 (20-percent discount for seniors, children ages 16 and under are half price; $5 seats are available in the Copper Section for Summit County students in K-12).
Tickets and information are available at The Eccles Center box office, 435-655-3114 or www.ecclescenter.org.
* Please contact Jane Gendron for interview requests, review tickets, photos and press information, 435-640-3315. email@example.com
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