Fiddle Fest takes place in Bismarck

By  | 

BISMARCK, N.D. - A festival was held this weekend in honor of former governor Arthur Link, an avid violin player.

Fiddle Fest is a two day celebration organized by the society for the preservation of the Former Governor's mansion. Sunday consisted of a concert put on by the Bismarck Mandan Youth Symphony Orchestra. While they typically do classical music, they changed pace for this performance.

"Color gives shape, and shape gives variety, and variety gives the illusion of many different things that we can have, and with the fiddle music it just does that. It just brings the color of the popular folk music," said Dr. Everaldo Martinez, Youth Orchestra Director

Martinez says the students are excited for the extra action they get to take in the folk pieces.