ready to go past playing prescribed parts?

June 25, 2010

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We’re featured in Columbus Alive, the weekly entertainment magazine and website serving central Ohio with fresh, fun coverage of the music, arts, food and nightlife that makes this city tick.

An excerpt from Chris Deville’s article, Music: Creative Strings Festival.

Classical music can be, for lack of a better word, kinda stuffy. But not if Christian Howes has anything to say about it.

The esteemed jazz violinist hosts his seventh-annual Creative Strings Festival next Monday through Saturday, aimed at helping violinists, cellists and the like learn to improvise and unlock their creative potential.

Howes recruited 12 top innovators in his field as mentors for 25 adults from around the world and a handful of Columbus kids aiming to expand their musical palettes. The fruits of their labor will be on display at public performances throughout the week.

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