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String Shift to perform at Violins in the Vineyard

Posted: Friday, September 9, 2016

The Fort Wayne-based group String Shift will be the featured musicians when The LaFontaine Arts Council, in partnership with Huntington Sheet Metal, presents “Violins in the Vineyard” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 at Two-EE’s Winery.

Longtime friends Ed Stevens and Charlie Witkowski founded String Shift in 2013 to provide audiences with a new way to listen to classical and contemporary music provided by string players primarily from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Their programs present musical selections in a casual way and showcase the professionalism of the musicians. Samples of their work can be found on their website stringshift.com or on their Facebook page.

In addition to the entertainment, sweet and savory appetizers, two wine tastings and a voucher to purchase wine are included in the $50 ticket price. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from LAC executive director Debbie Dyer by calling (260) 358-0055. LAC board member Adam Drummond has tickets available at the United Way of Huntington County office at 356 W. Park Drive during business hours. All other LAC board members have tickets for sale as well.

Additional information about the event can be found on the LAC Facebook page. Proceeds from “Violins in the Vineyard” and all LaFontaine Arts Council events go toward its “Arts in Education” programming, which benefits all school-aged children in Huntington County.

Shown in the photo from left to right are String Shift Ensemble members Tim Tan and Colleen Tan on violin; Ed Stevens, cello and Derek Reeves on viola.