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General · 27th April 2015
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“J.S. Bachwards – Early Music from the Future for solo violin”
Thursday, April 30th 7:30 pm at QCC.

Renowned baroque violin specialist Marc Destrubé shares the stage with his former student, genre-breaking fiddler Jaron Freeman-Fox. They’ll explore beautiful variation-based compositions for solo violin by Bach, Biber and Baltzar, paired with Jaron’s “willfully eclectic” electro-acoustic arrangements and improvisations.

Marc Destrubé has an international reputation as a performer of baroque and classical music on period instruments. At the same time he is active performing on modern violin, particularly music of the 20th century and new music. An exceptionally versatile musician, he appears in chamber music, as soloist, as concertmaster or director of orchestras on modern and period instruments.

Contorting the violin into new traditions, violinist/composer Jaron Freeman-Fox dances down the fine line between the beautiful and the ridiculous, while redefining what the violin can do. Having produced or played on over 40 albums, and toured the world as a solo artist and collaborator, Freeman-Fox fuses his roots of Celtic and bluegrass fiddling with his study of Indian classical music and jazz, playing the 5-string violins of his late mentor; fiddle pioneer Oliver Schroer.

As a teen, Jaron left his home on Quadra Island to attend music school in Vancouver, where he studied jazz and composition. He was honoured to also study classical performance under Marc's talented tutelage during that time. This tour, of which the Quadra show is first, will re-unite student and teacher a decade later.

Tickets: $15 at the door (