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“Jimi Hendrix of the violin” to play at SIUE

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Eileen Ivers and her Immigrant Soul band come to Southern Illinois University Oct. 23 to play a 7 p.m. concert in the Meridian Ballroom.

Eileen Ivers / Photo courtesy of SIUE Arts and Issues

Eileen Ivers / Photo courtesy of SIUE Arts and Issues

Ivers is a Grammy-Award winning fiddler/violinist who was dubbed the “Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times. The Irish-American fiddler plays a blend of traditional and contemporary violin and is a nine-time All-Ireland fiddle champion.

Ivers has played with the London Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center and the Boston Pops Orchestra. She has also performed with Riverdance, The Chieftains, Sting, Hall & Oates, and Al Di Meola, and for presidents and royalty around the world, according to a statement from SIUE.

For tickets and information, visit the SIUE Dunham Hall Arts & Issues Box Office between 8 a.m. and noon weekdays, the SIUE Morris University Center Information Booth between 8 am. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at artsandissues.com or by calling (618) 650-5774.

The first 50 University students with valid identification will receive a free ticket courtesy of SIUE Student Affairs.

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