Fall Issues & Artists Series Programs Announced

Author and Musician to Present Programs in September and October

August 6, 2012

Tracy Silverman

Tracy Silverman

Three of the four programs in the 2012-13 Issues & Artists Series are on the books with a fourth one close to being decided.

Fall semester events will feature a visit by Jason Barger, author of Step Back from the Baggage Claim, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in Heiland Theatre. His book is the summer reading assignment for incoming freshmen to be discussed at Fall Orientation upon their arrival later in August.

Also Tracy Silverman will present his groundbreaking work with the 6-string electric violin that defies musical boundaries Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Heiland Theatre.

During the spring 2012 semester, the musical group Touch will present its Motown sound Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., in Heiland Theatre and Twilight Productions will present “The Use of Film and Media in Fomenting Nonviolent Change for Peace, Social Justice and Ecology," March 27, at 7:30 p.m., in Heiland Theatre.

Lauded by the BBC as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin,” Tracy Silverman is the world’s first concert electric violinist.

(LEFT) Jason Barger

Formerly the first violinist with the innovative Turtle Island String Quartet, Silverman was named one of 100 distinguished alumni by The Juilliard School. Shortly after graduating in 1980, Silverman built one of the first-ever 6-string violins and set his own course as a musical pioneer, designing and performing on an instrument that did not previously exist.

Jason Barger is an author, speaker, consultant and creator of the Step Back from the Baggage Claim Movement.

Before taking off to sleep in airports and observe human behavior, Barger led over 1,700 people to construct 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty. He also implemented the Streets Mission Project to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio.

Issues & Artists Series Presents Tracy Silverman

Time: 7:30 PM until 10:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Location: Heiland Theatre

Tracy Silverman is an electric violin soloist.


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