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Christian Howes' Creative Strings Festival 2012

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by Mark Subel on June 19, 2012

Columbus native and virtuoso jazz violinist, Christian Howes, will be conducting his annual Creative Strings Festival this week throughout Columbus which includes instruction and live performances. This is the 9th year in a row Christian has put the festival on with more than 50 strings players from around the world, a truly unique event of its own. We are certainly blessed to have a world talent such as Christian giving back to the Columbus community.

Participants get the opportunity to study improvisation, composition, and non-classical styles in an experiential learning context and then showcase their talent in over 25 concerts and performances in various venues throughout the week. Violins, cellos, violas, and basses will be heard singing and wailing through bluegrass, jazz, rock, Celtic, Latin, blues, avante-garde and more at markets, theatres, restaurants, cafes, and clubs throughout Columbus.

Confirmed artists so far include: Billy Contreas, Jason Anick, Hamilton Hardin, Cedric Easton, Paul Brown, and Christian Howes. Register for the workshop online.

2012 Creative Strings Festival Schedule:

Tuesday June 19

Pearl Market 11 am – 1:30 pm
Global Gallery 6pm – 8pm
Park Street Tavern 8:30pm – 11:30pm ($5)
Dick’s Den 9:30pm – 2am

Wednesday June 20

Cafe Brioso 12 – 2 pm
Global Gallery 6pm – 8pm
Easton Town Center 8pm
Rumba Cafe 7pm – 11pm
Dick’s Den 9:30pm – 2am ($4)

Thursday June 21

Cafe Brioso 12 – 2 pm
Crimson Cup – 6pm – 8pm
Becky Ogden House Party – 7pm
Dick’s Den 9:30pm – 2am ($4)

Friday June 22

Pearl Market 11 am – 1:30 pm
Cafe Brioso 12 – 2 pm
Dick’s Den 9:30pm – 2am ($4)

Saturday June 23

Comfest – 11:15am
Cafe Brioso 12 – 2 pm
Youth Concert at St. John’s – 2pm
Dick’s Den 9:30pm – 2am ($4)

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