February 27, 2012
Playing a fiddle, Eileen Ivers will be the last performer in the Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series and will perform on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. Tickets are available at Holder Drug, the NWOSU Bookstore or by calling (580) 327-8692. Photo provided.
Eileen Ivers will change the way an audience thinks about the violin, and the opportunity to catch this award-winning fiddler will happen at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium as she takes the stage as the final performer for the Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series.
Nine time all-Ireland Fiddle Champion, Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul has performed at the London Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony at The Kennedy Center, Boston Pops, and as the original musical star of Riverdance.
Besides performing at these top locations, Ivers has teamed up with The Chieftains, Sting, Hall and Oates, Paula Cole, Al Di Meola and Steve Gadd.
She has managed to establish herself as the pre-eminent exponent of the Irish fiddle in the world today.
As the daughter of Irish immigrants, Ivers grew up in the Bronx, N.Y. Rooted in Irish traditional music since the age of 8, Ivers proceeded to win nine all-Ireland fiddle championships, a 10th on tenor banjo and more than 30 championship medals, making her one of the most awarded persons ever to compete in these prestigious competitions.
She graduated magna cum laude in mathematics from Iona College before embarking on her career in music. Ivers tours throughout the year in performing arts centers, symphony halls and festivals world-wide.
Tickets for the performance are now available at Holder Drug, the NWOSU Bookstore or by calling (580) 327-8692. Individual performances tickets will be sold on an “as available” basis at $15 for adults and $10 for students.
Contact Dr. Irene Messoloras, chair of the Department of Fine Arts, at (580) 327-8692 or firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket information.
The Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series is supported by the Oklahoma Arts Council, the Charles Morton Share Trust, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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