Electric violinist Mark Wood and Charleston's youth pair up for a rock orchestra

Former Trans-Siberian Orchestra electric violinist, Mark Wood, will be conducting the first ever Charleston County All-Star Rock Orchestra at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on March 19th.

Participating in the concert will be over 200 students from Charleston County Middle and High Schools' Strings Programs. Prior to the concert, the students will have spent several days in the Mark Wood's "Electrify Your Strings" music program. The end results of this workshop will be the All-Star Rock Orchestra concert and proceeds will go to benefit the Charleston County Schools Fine Arts Department.

Here's more from the press release:

Mark will be performing with the students on his handcrafted 7-string fretted electric Viper violin. This exciting event will transform the student musicians into a full-fledged Rock Orchestra. The audience will be entertained by Mark’s original material, as well as his exciting arrangements of music by Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Beatles, and more.

As part of this year’s “Electrify Your Strings” tour, Mark has been spending much of his
time performing at schools all across the country, and has worked with orchestra directors to
create more than 50 student rock orchestras. His music programs build on the strong foundation
in classical music provided by the music teachers at each school he works with, creating a partnership with educators to create a learning experience for music students that can grow and
evolve from year to year.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at the coliseum ticket window, charged by phone at (800) 745-3000, or purchased online.