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Sabino and Magee Electrify their Symphonies!

Photo of symphony with Mark Woods

Photo of symphony with Mark Woods

Photo of symphony with Mark Woods

Photo of symphony with Mark Woods

Photo of symphony with Mark Woods

Photo of symphony with Mark Woods

Photo of symphony with Mark Woods

Photo of symphony with Mark Woods

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Photo of symphony with Mark Woods

Musicians from Magee and Sabino "Electrify their Symphonies" with Mark Wood

Photo of symphony with Mark WoodsInternational star Mark Wood, from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, performed with musicians from Magee Middle School and Sabino High School on Feb. 25, 2020, at Sabino High School, in "Electrify Your Symphony," part of The Ultimate Tour.

The event transformed the student symphonies into full-fledged rock orchestras, playing exciting arrangements of contemporary pop music, plus selections by AC/DC, The Beatles, and more. Wood performed with the students on his handcrafted 7-string fretted electric Viper violin.

Wood and his team worked directly with the school orchestra directors to tailor-design a rock orchestra make-over. The process builds on the strong foundation in traditional music provided by music teachers, creating a partnership with educators that inspires students and boosts their self-esteem and motivation, on stage and off. To prepare for the concert, Wood worked with the students on improvisation composition, and personal expression.

Photo of symphony with Mark WoodsMark Wood, owner and operator of Wood Violins, studied under Leonard Bernstein and is a Julliard-trained violinist and Emmy-winning composer. Wood has worked with numerous pop stars, including Celine Dion, Lenny Kravits, and Billy Joel.

For more information on Electrify Your Symphony! please visit www.electrifyyourstrings.com.
To find out more about Mark Wood, please visit www.markwoodmusic.com.
The Viper electric violin is manufactured by Mark’s company, Wood Violins, www.woodviolins.com.

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