The Leelanau Community Cultural Center welcomes the Moxie Strings to the Old Art Building on June 7 at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the show are $15 (OAB members $12). The Moxie Strings , Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn and percussionist Fritz McGirr, offer a polished, high-energy show with a unique sound that is redefining strings’ role in contemporary music.

With Bachelor of Music degrees in music performance, each member has the technical foundation to explore the limits of his/her instrument and helped the group build a reputation for musical excellence.  The Moxie Strings compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many traditions, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. Alison performs on a newly-invented, electric cello, and Diana on a contemporary 5-string violin, both through a variety of audio effects pedals. Fritz performs on a mix of world percussionist instruments and drum kit.

The Moxie Strings were inspired not only to perform, but also to teach. Having made the exploratory journey from classical music to a world of eclecticism and music creativity, the three have now dedicated their careers to helping young musicians make this life-changing and transformative transition. Moxie clinics focus on musical self-discovery and the importance of incorporating socially and culturally relevant genres of music in the music classroom. They have taught clinics in over 100 schools throughout the US.