The Music House Museum presents The Moxie Strings for a Nov. 30th concert at 7 pm. These talented and dynamic performers are popular where ever they go. Hailed by The Grand Rapids Press as “top-notch, instrumental wizardry,” they offers listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best- known instruments through a young, progressive lens.
The Moxie Strings, Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn, hold Bachelor of Music degrees in music performance and music education, which have given each the technical foundation to explore the limits of her instrument and helped the group build a reputation for musical excellence. Alison performs on a newly-invented, electric cello, and Diana on a contemporary 5-string violin. Both use a variety of audio effects pedals. The Moxie Strings compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many countries, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching, mainstream melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. The band’s polished, high-energy show continues to redefine strings’ role in contemporary music, and offers audience members a diverse, fun, musical experience.
Not only will they be offering a concert, but they will be conducting workshops for area schools during the day at the Music House. Both are accomplished musicians and are also educators who have a passion for inspiring youth. Their non-profit, The Mox Project, https://themoxproject.org/, strives to share the joy of music discovery and exploration with all children, especially those that have limited access to music education.
Soon after forming in 2007, 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 band has 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.