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Concert Review: First Annual Boston String Improvisors' Festival

By Published: March 12, 2004

The First Annual Boston String Improvisors' Festival was a stunning success. Jon Rose, with his technological and artistic wizardry, stole the show, but each of the other groups also had something unique to add. Saturnalia engaged in an overtone-rich, sparse, highly interactive improvisation. Kimming and Hübsch brought the string-centered festival back into multi-instrumental territory with some very inventive and surprising play. LaDonna Smith, in her very own personal style, introduced the heat and warmth that she promised by utilizing a variety of approaches—among which the most successful were her vocal passages.



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