Stringfever plays five- and six-string electric violins, viola and cello using creative techniques. Their show features an acclaimed version of Ravel’s “Bolero” in which all four of them simultaneously play on one cello.
GODFREY — The Greater Alton Concert Association will bring its 75th season to a close with Stringfever at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Hatheway Cultural Center on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College.
This quartet of musicians plays five- and six-string electric violins, viola and cello in an original show.
Brothers Giles, Ralph and Neal Broadbent and their cousin Graham use creative techniques on string instruments. The show has a wide range of unique pieces, including an acclaimed version of Ravel’s “Bolero” in which all four of them simultaneously play on one cello. Stringfever challenges the audience in “Name That Tune” as they race through 20 of the best-loved film themes in one arrangement. Their helter-skelter 007 James Bond medley is an absolute killer, and their “The History of Music … in 5 Minutes” will take your breath away.
Advance single tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Adult tickets at the door are $27. Groups of 15 or more may call (618) 468-4222 for a discount group rate. Visit altonconcerts.org for a list of 17 local ticket outlets.
As a special fundraiser outreach for local music students, Greater Alton Concert Association has a ticket special through the Alton High School Orchestra. Purchasing a ticket from an orchestra student will allow the group to receive a portion of the ticket price.