The Jimmy Hendrix of the fiddle playing Christmas music? Crazy good! says Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz…
“She suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle.” – The Washington Post
“Her originality and rhythmic swing will provide the bridge Irish music needs to break through to a mainstream audience.” – The Los Angeles Times
”She electrifies the crowd with a dazzling show of virtuoso playing” – The Irish Times
It is a rare grade of artists whose work is so imaginative and virtuosic that it alters the medium. It has been said that the task of respectfully exploring the traditions and progression of the Celtic fiddle is quite literally on Eileen Ivers’ shoulders. When Ivers plays Sunday with the Santa Rosa Symphony, patrons will see and hear first-hand why Neil Strauss of The New York Times called her the Jimmy Hendrix of the violin, and why Pops conductor Michael Berkowitz says Iver’s music, coupled with the Santa Rosa Symphony, promises a Christmas concert to remember.