Play It Forward

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Limited Tickets are Available!  If purchasing after 1 PM on Saturday, September 26, please call (231) 838-1566.

Join us on Saturday, September 26, at 6 PM, at Lavender Hill Farm for Play It Forward, a benefit performance by The Moxie Strings with a guest appearance from CTAC music program students.

Tour the stunning grounds of Lavender Hill Farm in Boyne City before a performance by The Moxie Strings in the event barn. This exclusive fundraising event is limited to ONLY 60 guests to ensure safe social distancing and will include complimentary Stiggs beer and an auction to support arts education at CTAC. The auction will feature a work of original art by local artist Kevin Barton, who will paint en plein air at Lavender Hill Farm in the week leading up to this event. His piece, created onsite, will be auctioned off live at the event.

Guests are invited to pack a picnic, lawn chair, and "BYO" wine.

Due to COVID-19 safety, we kindly as you to bring your own lawn or folding chair to the performance. If you cannot provide your own chair, please contact us to arrange for seating. VIP tickets include seating that has been sanitized before the performance.

6 PM // Gates Open
6 - 7 PM // CTAC music students
7:30 PM // Moxie Strings


Limited Tickets are Available!  If purchasing after 1 PM on Saturday, September 26, please call (231) 838-1566.

VIP: $250
Includes a designated front row seat, access to a VIP area with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, chilled Lavender Hill Farm champagne, Stiggs beer, and wine.
Only 16 Available

General Admission: $100 per person
Proceeds directly support arts education at CTAC
Only 44 available


About The Moxie Strings

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Celebrating their newest album "Breathe," a 2019 Billboard Top 10 Classical Crossover Album, and 2019 Billboard Top 20 Classical Album.

Hailed by The Grand Rapids Press as “top-notch, instrumental wizardry,” The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world’s best- known instruments through an electric, innovative lens. 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. The two often join forces with dynamic percussionists to create an even livelier sound for larger venues. 

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. They have taught clinics in over 200 schools throughout the US, and also present on their research and methodologies to teachers at many music education professional development conferences. During most clinics, The Moxie Strings perform for students on electric instruments, teach music by ear, and introduce non-classical playing styles. The group has researched and created an innovative sequence of activities designed to introduce improvisation to classically trained musicians, which they employ at every clinic. The Moxie Strings deliver their message in a fun, accessible way, and stand before students as the illustration of the many opportunities that music holds. 

Current Magazine insists that “the future of music could not be in better hands.”





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