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Performing Art Series Presents Violin-Based Performance Group Barrage

(Posted September 21, 2009)

The violin-based music of Barrage will rock Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - After playing worldwide at concerts and festivals, as well as performing in front of presidents, prime ministers, and princes, Barrage, a violin-based music ensemble, will perform at Juniata College at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in Rosenberger Auditorium in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts.

For tickets and information about the Juniata College Presents series, please call (814) 641-JTIX (5849). General admission tickets for single performances are $20, except where otherwise noted. Single-show tickets for seniors over age 65 and children age 18 and under are $12. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID.

Make no mistake; this performance is anything but violinists and percussionists playing from an orchestra pit. Barrage will perform, "High Strung," which combines contemporary and modern world music influences executed in a physical style.

From blues to swing to folk, Barrage delivers a concert specializing in variation in rhythm, keeping audiences of all ages interested throughout the entire show.

Or maybe it's the leaps, pirouettes and loose styles of dance that capture audience interest.

Barrage delivers a concert specializing in variation in rhythm, keeping audiences of all ages interested throughout the entire show.

Created in 1996, and based in Calgary, Canada, Barrage has grown from practicing in a storage-room-turned-rehearsal-space to traveling worldwide 30 weeks out of the year. They have performed live shows nationally and internationally in New Zealand, Singapore, Guatemala, Taiwan, China, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Norway, and Monaco.

Each performer is chosen during rigorous audition calls that take place around the world. Even still, new players must train for several months before joining the cast members on stage. The young, motivated, enthusiastic performers talented enough to be chosen have high expectations and consistently please the crowd in many ways.

The cast includes: Annette Homann, from Germany, violin/vocals; Charles Bullough, from Alberta, Canada, drum kit; Hidayat Honari, from British Columbia, Canada, guitar; Jason Hurwitz, from Pennsylvania, violin/fiddle; Kristina Bauch, from Winnipeg, Canada, violin/fiddle; Sarah Bennett, from Tennessee, violin/fiddle; Taylor Morris, from Arizona, violin/vocals; and Tim Harley from Calgary Canada, bass guitar.


Written by: Molly Sollenberger

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.