Thursday, April 18, 2013

Electric violin virtuoso and Rock N Roll Badass Mark Wood is bringing his Electrify your Strings program to NYC! The show features orchestras, bands and choruses from each NYC Borough plus Long Island.
Electrify Your Strings! (EYS) is a music educational phenomenon that FIRES UP students, teachers, and local communities by injecting a high voltage dose of rock into a school's music education program. The intensive rock and roll experience for music education departments boosts student self-esteem and motivation, increases school-wide, family and community engagement, and helps raise money for participating schools. Conceived by world-renowned musician, composer, and electric violinist Mark Wood, EYS is now celebrating its 10th anniversary of rocking schools and universities across the nation.

Event Details

presenting Mark Wood's ‘Electrify Your Strings!’
The 5-Borough Youth Rock Symphony
Celebrating the launch of the
Electrify Your Music Foundation

Friday, April 26th, 7:30pm
at the fabulous
Brooklyn Technical High School Theater
29 Fort Greene Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
entrance on South Elliot

Conducted by Mark Wood and Laura Kaye
Featuring orchestras, bands and choruses
from each NYC Borough plus Long Island
performing with The Mark Wood Experience
SPECIAL GUEST: Dee Snider (from Twisted Sister)

Manhattan: Talent Unlimited High School
Queens: Bayside High School
Bronx: Celia Cruz High School
Staten Island: Curtis High School
Brooklyn: Fort Hamilton High School
Long Island: Westbury High School
and our hosts: Brooklyn Technical High School

From Mark Wood, Laura Kaye and Elijah Wood:
“Our goal is to give young people the opportunity to function at maximum creative capacity in all aspects of their lives. Doesn’t every kid deserve the chance to be a rock star?”

Our very special thanks to Barbara Murray, Director of Music at the New York City Department of Education for helping us coordinate the participating schools.
(There are several parking lots in the area, but we suggest public transportation.)


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