Anchorage Symphony & Eileen Ivers
PHOTO: Courtesy of Anchorage Symphony
Anchorage, Alaska – September 25, 2013 – On Saturday, October 26, the Anchorage Symphony will be joined on stage by Celtic fiddle sensation, Eileen Ivers. Hailed by the New York Times as “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” Ivers’ has performed with renowned orchestra including the London Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony at The Kennedy Center and Boston Pops.
She has toured or recorded with Riverdance, The Chieftains, Sting, Hall and Oates, can be heard on movie soundtracks including Gangs of New York and has performed for presidents and royalty worldwide…and this is her short list of accomplishments!
The daughter of Irish immigrants, Ivers grew up in the culturally diverse neighborhood of the Bronx, New York. Rooted in Irish traditional music since the age of eight, she proceeded to win nine All-Ireland fiddle championships, once on tenor banjo, and over 30 medals - making her one of the most awarded persons ever to compete in these prestigious competitions.
Of Irish-American descent, Ivers was intrigued to learn more about the multicultural sounds of her childhood. After graduating magna cum laude in Mathematics from Iona College and while continuing her post-graduate work in Mathematics, Ivers fully immersed herself in the different genres of music which she experienced growing up. Perhaps it was the mathematical mind coupled with her passion for seeking parallels in certain traditional music styles which contributed to what has become the signature sound featured in much of Ivers’ recordings.
Saturday, October 26th, (8pm) in the Atwood Concert Hall, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Infrared headphones for the hearing impaired are available concert night from the House Manager on the Orchestra Level. Tickets: $32.50-$51/Adult; $29.50-$48/Youth; $32.50-$51/Senior. Group discounts available. To purchase tickets, visit the CenterTix Box Office at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts or www.centertix.net or call 263-ARTS (2787), toll free at 1-877-ARTS- TIX