Thursday, April 17, 2014
2 Words You Won't Usually Fin In The Same Sentence
Hip-hop and violin are two words you don't usually think would be in the same sentence.
From the Havre Daily News: Hip-hop violinist Josh Vietti performed his signature mix of hip-hop and popular songs Tuesday for Havre with his classically influenced style of violin playing.
Vietti has been bridging the gap between hip-hop and double-stops since 2006, he said.
His show Tuesday night was a huge success, Student Activities Director Denise Brewer said. Around 100 people showed up to watch him play.
"He was fabulous - absolutely fabulous," Brewer said. "He interacted so well with the audience."
Vietti had preschool-age children up on the stage dancing and college students dancing to Michael Jackson songs, Brewer said.
This is the last show of this kind to come to Montana State University-Northern this year.
"It's a good way to end the year," Brewer said.
Vietti studied 10 years under virtuoso Mischa Lefkowitz of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra after receiving a scholarship for his violin playing when he was seven.
Vietti is known as a hip-hop violinist, but he also plays many other styles of music at his shows, like gospel, bluegrass and jazz. http://www.havredailynews.com/story/2014/04/16/local/hip-hop-violinist-performs-in-havre/300572.html
Funny, he doesn't look like a hip-hop artist either, but if he brings the hip-crowd into more classical music, he woud have accomplished something big.