Canadian-based Barrage 8 will perform at Hope College through the Great Performance series on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
Barrage 8 features all the instruments in the modern string family in a high-energy show. The “8” in the name represents a re-imagining of the string octet: five violins, viola, cello and double bass.
The performance is also a homecoming for one of the members, Eve Panning, a 2015 Hope College graduate who has also performed with her musical family as a member of Fiddlefire.
Barrage 8 is the latest project from the original creators of the hit show Barrage. Barrage 8 stands on the shoulders of an incredible string legacy. Between 1996 and 2012, Barrage gave more than 3,000 performances in 27 countries.
Its contemporary string arrangements were presented to millions of people around the globe through its successful TV shows, DVDs, audio recordings and invigorating stage shows.
Tickets for the performance are $20 for regular admission, $15 for senior citizens, $6 for children 18 and under, and free for Hope College students. They are available at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets are also available online.
More information about the season may be obtained online.
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.