Bowfire's Holiday Heart Strings--at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.-is a lively musical extravaganza featuring one of the finest lineups of fiddle and violin virtuosos and tap and step-dancers ever assembled on one stage.
Tickets are $40-$60 (with a limited number of "smart seats" priced at $10).
Holiday Heart Strings includes all-time favorite classics such as "The Nutcracker Suite," "Sleigh Ride," "So This Is Christmas," and "Dreydl, Dreydl, Dreydl."
In addition to seasonal highlights, Bowfire takes its audience on a musical journey that moves seamlessly from jazz, classical, bluegrass, Celtic, rock, gypsy, world, Texas swing and Ottawa Valley and Cape Breton styles-mixed with beautiful voices and precision step and tap dancing.
Bowfire is composed of virtuoso violinists who are at the forefront of their respective styles combined with equally gifted and respected backup musicians: piano/keyboards, bass, drums/percussion, guitars and cello.
Formed in 2000, the company has performed to enthusiastic audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. Critics have called their shows "awesome," "innovative" and a "fast-paced onslaught of top-flight playing."
The show is sponsored by Michael's on East and Bright House Networks.
For more information and to buy tickets, contact the Van Wezel Box Office at 941- 953-3368 or log onto www.vanwezel.org. Dinner is available prior to most shows by Michael's on East at the Van Wezel by calling (941) 366-0007 or logging onto www.bestfood.com.
Set along Sarasota's beautiful bayfront, the landmark Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is celebrating its 40th anniversary of entertaining audiences with a variety of music, dance, theater, comedy and children's shows. Its mission is to present a broad spectrum of the world's finest performing artists in order to meet the diverse cultural needs of all of Southwest Florida's residents and visitors. The Van Wezel is also committed to bringing visiting artists into the community for meaningful education and outreach programs.