The Live Music Project celebrates fiddlers at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts


What do a Bach gigue, a mountain hoedown and a Romanian hora have in common? They're all meant to be played on the violin and will be featured in "Fiddlers 3," an 8 p.m. concert on Friday, Dec. 10, by the Live Music Project at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. This informal conductor-less orchestra will consider the possibilities of the violin through Klezmer, classical and American styles, taking time out throughout the concert to improvise and discuss the history of the cultures behind the varied music.

Featured performers will be American fiddler Stacy Phillips, Klezmer fiddler Cookie Segelstein and classical violinist Netta Hadari, one of the orchestra's co-founders. The concert is suitable for all ages.

Founded by Hadari and composer Daniel Smith, The Live Music Project aims to change the way audiences think about chamber music. Now in its second season, the group includes some of the region's top musicians, offering exciting concerts in a friendly environment with an emphasis on interaction with the audience. The ensemble tackles both classical and contemporary works of all kinds, sometimes featuring world premieres of compositions by Smith, who also provides music for and directs the Quick Center's popular series of live radio dramas.

Tickets are $25. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit the website, www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on December 1, 2004

Vol. 37, No. 110