Bay Chamber Concerts will present Barrage Sunday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1. Described as “Stomp” meets “Riverdance” with surprises of its own, Barrage is comprised of a half dozen fiddle players backed by a rock band.

Not quite classical and not exactly rock, Barrage is a high-octane fiddle fest that features an eclectic mix of song, music and dance. It will prove an exciting way to close the 2009-2010 Performing Arts Series.

“Barrage promises to be unlike any of the performances we have presented this season,” said Thomas Wolf, Bay Chamber Concerts artistic director.

In a fiddle-tastic Celtic fusion, Barrage’s talented international cast will dance and play something for everyone from Celtic jigs to classical, Latin to bluegrass and more. With a repertoire that features soloists, trios, dueling fiddlers and full cast performances, Barrage’s elaborately choreographed sets energize audiences from start to finish. Barrage features six violinists/vocalists, a drummer, a bass player and a guitarist. The title of their program, “Animado,” means “lively” in Spanish and pulls its influences from the music and dance styles of Old World Europe. A European extravaganza, “Animado” includes Spanish, Celtic, Italian, French, Russian and Ukrainian styles.

Most tickets for the Performing Arts Series are $25; prime seating is $45, discounted up to 44 percent with subscription. A limited number of $8 tickets will be available for youth younger than 19. Tickets for this show are going fast. In the event of a sold-out concert, Bay Chamber Concerts generally can accommodate those wishing to attend through last-minute ticket returns. For more details, call the Bay Chamber box office at 236-2823 or toll-free at (888) 707-2770.

Tickets also are available for Bay Chamber Concerts’ 50th Anniversary Summer Music Festival. Highlights of the season include performances by Midori, Peter Serkin, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Menahem Pressler, the St. Lawrence String Quartet and more. For complete information, visit

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