White River Amphitheatre South of Seattle
Fri Sept 7, 7 pm All Ages
By Dave Segal
Classical violinist Lindsey Stirling is trying to cross over to the pop and EDM worlds. It’s a bit of an awkward fit, fusing virtuosic strings redolent of 19th-century Europe with the distorted bass drops and massive, splashy beats of this decade’s brostep. But one must give credit to Stirling for attempting such an unlikely commingling of musical elements. Against the odds, her bold stab at making stuffy classical music shake its ass has garnered Stirling a large following. This show is part of her joint orchestra tour with Evanescence, the gothic rock band who reached peak popularity in the early '00s with their singles "Bring Me to Life" and "My Immortal."