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Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018 12:30 am

Patty and I have visited the fabulous Seminole Theatre numerous times seeing great, yet predictable acts like Art Garfunkel, John Popper and performers singing Frank Sinatra music, plus more.

On those nights we knew exactly what to expect. Now we were entering to see a foursome called “Well Strung” which consists of three violins and a cello. What were we in for, Chamber music?

Relying on Mickey McGuire, the Executive Director of the theatre, who assured us this would be different and very enjoyable, we let down our guard to go with the flow.

Out strolled four young men in black Tshirts and black jeans. They were built like they just came from the gym but instead of dumbbells they were carrying their musical instruments…no drums or brass, just string instruments. The first song started classical but transitioned into the well-known Beatle tune, “Here Comes the Sun.” Wow, that was pleasing to the ear…I wanted to hear more.

An explanation followed, “We play classical music and combine it with pop tunes, we call it “pops-sical.” The second song was also well received, “So Call Me Maybe.” Classics continued to flow combined with country Songs. I must mention two songs that were written by Dolly Parton, "Hard Candy Christmas" and "I Will Always Love You.”

These gentlemen were so talented with their instruments but their voices complemented the performance as each sang solo, then in harmony, in almost every song. You could hear the passion of their music, feel it in their voices and see it in their motions.

After each number, I wanted to get up and give them a standing ovation but my wife restrained me as they continued with the William Tell Overture known to us baby-boomers as the theme from “the Lone Ranger.” Also included in the repertoire was a Disney song, a tune from Lady Gaga, music from “Ave Maria”, “Moon River”, the “Devil Went Down to Georgia” and more.

If you weren’t there, search out this group on the internet.

Kudos to Mickey McGuire for your choices of entertainment that grace the Seminole stage. You have my vote of confidence…keep up the good work!

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1 comment:

  • Musicbiz33 posted at 9:11 am on Sun, Feb 11, 2018.

    Musicbiz33 Posts: 1

    Awesome article!! I really wanted to go see Well Strung but couldn't... Sounds like it was amazing! Hopefully they'll come back soon... Mickey & the staff at The Seminole Theatre are the best! Also, kudos to you & your writing!
    Chris [beam]