A Night of Music at the Figge


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Posted Online: April 16, 2013, 10:52 am
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Press release submitted by Figge


Davenport, Iowa (April 16, 2013) – The Figge features two musicians this Thursday, April 18 for a FREE night of music.

University of Iowa violinist Katie Wolfe, who has played in eleven countries all over the world, will play in the Figge Lobby at 6 p.m., and will welcome a brief question and answer session following her performance.

Singer-songwriter Abbie Sawyer, the lead singer of soul-rock-Indie band Bermuda Report, will perform a musical tour of five artworks from the Figge's permanent collection and special exhibitions at 7 p.m.
After each performance, Sawyer will discuss the connections between her musical interpretations and the artworks. Come ready to share your own interpretation of both the sights and sounds of this one-night-only experience.

Each Thursday, the Figge offers a different experience to the public, such as a lecture, class, performance or other special activity. Most Thursdays begin at 5 p.m. with a cash bar and light snacks. Museum admission is free on Thursdays after 5 p.m.

















 




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