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3D-printed violins make their Canadian debut with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

Next month, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is putting on its first major performance to feature 3D-printed string instruments.
A 3D-printed violin belonging to the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Published with permission from Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. (Shawn Peters)
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Next month, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) is putting on its first major performance to feature 3D-printed string instruments. Violinist Mary-Elizabeth Brown talks to Tom Power about how the OSO's move to explore 3D-printed violins is a way to bridge the gap between technology and musicians.

The OSO's first symphony to feature 3D-printed string instruments is called 3D String Theory. The concert will feature new music from composer Harry Stafylakis, lead by OSO music director Alain Trudel. See it Sunday, November 4 at Ottawa City Hall.

Produced by ​Tyrone Callender


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