presented by Campus High School Orchestra
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Campus High School Orchestra students will share the stage with Electric Violin legend Mark Wood and members of his band, “The Mark Wood Experience” as they perform your favorite Classic Rock and R&B tunes.
International recording artist and Emmy award winning composer Mark Wood, an original member of the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, is bringing his groundbreaking music education program Electrify Your Strings! (EYS) to the students of the Campus High School. This exciting event will transform the student musicians into a full-fledged Rock Orchestra! Mark will perform with the students on his handcrafted 7-string fretted electric Viper violin as part of the 2023 – 2024 Electrify Your Strings! “Evolution Tour” on May 11, 2024, at the Orpheum Theatre. The audience will be entertained by Mark’s original material, as well as his exciting arrangements of music by Journey, The Police, and more.
The program – now in its 24th year – is a music education experience like no other. Wood and his team work directly with a school’s orchestra director to tailor-design a rock orchestra makeover complete with a public performance at the end of the experience. EYS builds on the strong foundation provided by the classically trained music teachers, creating a partnership that inspires students and boosts their self-esteem and motivation on stage and off. EYS has been featured on The Today Show , The CBS Evening News, and many more.
Mark Wood is the owner and operator of Wood Violins, the premier manufacturer of electric orchestra string instruments worldwide. He studied under Maestro Leonard Bernstein, is a Juilliard-trained violinist and Emmy-winning composer. In addition to his solo career and his work with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mark has worked with Celine Dion, Lenny Kravitz, Billy Joel, and more.
During the workshops, to prepare students for this concert, Mark will teach students improvisation, composition, and personal expression on their violins, violas, cellos and basses. The concert is open to the public with all profits going to the school music programs.
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