Twin Cities Festival Celebrates String Music

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bowed-string instruments are becoming a common sight in some rock bands, and now string music is getting its own festival in the Twin Cities.

The String Theory Music Festival kicks off next Thursday and runs through the following Sunday.

The four-day festival will be held at six Twin Cities venues. Seven public concerts are planned along with a youth recital, workshops and master classes.

Featured artists include Owen Pallett, Dessa, violinist Tom Hagerman of DeVotchKa, Adam Levy, Mississippi Peace, Chan Poling and Eliza Blue.

Partners in the festival include the Southern Theater of Minneapolis, McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, New Amsterdam Records, the History Theatre, Minnesota Public Radio, Invisible Button Entertainment and the Walker Art Center.

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