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Violinist-inventor plans concert with Webb orchestra

Posted 2/13/21

The Webb School's orchestra classes will be joining forces with well-known electric violinist and original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra-Mark Wood-during a free event slated for 7 p.m. Feb. 27, in the Barton Athletic Center. Registration is required at http://events.webbschool.com/strings. ...

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The Webb School's orchestra classes will be joining forces with well-known electric violinist and original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra-Mark Wood-during a free event slated for 7 p.m. Feb. 27, in the Barton Athletic Center.

Registration is required at http://events.webbschool.com/strings. The concert is sponsored in conjunction with the Webb 150 Celebration by the Follin Speakers Series, an endowed program at The Webb School. There will be temperature checks on arrival, masks are required, and social distancing will be in effect. For more information about the free concert, call 931-389-5703.

"This will be a concert like Webb has never hosted before," said Susan Mullen, Webb's orchestra director. "We will be playing all rock and roll hits throughout the evening with this amazing Emmy-winning composer. If you have never heard Mark play, you are in for a real treat."

She added that Wood will be playing on his originally designed Viper, a fretted, six-string electric instrument.

"Orchestra students had several Zoom sessions with Mark in the fall, where he brought his unique energy and enthusiasm into the classroom. He is a really positive musical force, a great educator, and an amazing guy. Students respond really well to him, as does everyone who meets him. My students have been working on this great music for months and we could not be more thrilled that we will be able to have this concert in person in the Barton Athletic Center. Even better is that it will be free - a gift from Webb. This incredible rock and roll show will be an event you won't want to miss."

With more than 10 million albums sold, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera. TSO has become one of the world's top acts, with Billboard magazine naming the band as one of the top touring artists of the past decade -- a $20 million-plus production that has played to over 100 million people in 80+ cities, selling more than $280 million worth of tickets and presenting $11 million to charity.

Livestream the concert for free on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at www.youtube.com/user/TheWebbSchool1870/live.

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