Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Mark Wood Performs With 3,000 Students

Sioux Falls Public and Catholic Schools Students perform "Electrify Your Symphony"

World-famous rock violinist and original member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra Mark Wood is bringing his talents to the PREMIER Center this weekend. He’ll be performing with nearly 3,000 local students from Sioux Falls Public and Catholic Schools for the “Electrify Your Symphony” concert.

Wood says he travels the country performing with students in each city he visits. He says he feels it’s important for professional musicians, and other types of professionals, to be mentors to kids and help cultivate their passions and talents. He says he and some of his friends will practice and mentor the students throughout the week ahead of the performance on Saturday. He says the concert is slated to be possibly the biggest rock concert in Sioux Falls. There will be TSO music, some Led Zepplin and more played by the kids.

“When you see a spark in a kid’s eye, when they get it-  some little violin players in the back with their violin- I want that kid to feel like a superstar because their confidence level will be tremendous after that experience,” he said. Along with the music, Wood says there will be a great light show as well.

The Electrify Your Symphony concert is Saturday at the PREMIER Center at 7 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the box offices or here.

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