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Violinist Monica Germino talks about her wildly unconventional gig at USF



Violinist Monica Germino will lie down on the floor and play. She'll play while running around the stage. She'll set her instrument aside and sing. Anything to make the good old violin recital interesting.

"I think it's hard to watch a solo violinist for an hour," Germino says. "I want to make it so people are taken on a journey and they aren't necessarily staring at a violinist for the whole time."

Germino has a recital Thursday night at USF, where she is a visiting professor of violin, and it will not be a run-of-the-mill program. Billed as "Plugged and Unplugged," it will include violin, electric violin, voice, soundtrack, effects, movement, film and installation.

The recital is at 8 p.m. Thursday at Theatre 2 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. $8-$12. (813) 974-2323; click here for details.

Click here for John Fleming's full interview with Germino about the wildly unconventional show.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:17pm]


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