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TWINSBURG -- Expect some of the best young musicians in the Twinsburg City School District to put on an electrifying display of talent Feb. 22, as they are accompanied in concert by a former violinist with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Electric violinist Mark Wood will perform with the Twinsburg orchestra and band students in the Twinsburg High School auditorium, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Orchestra students in grades five through 12 will perform with Wood in the "Electrify Your Strings Victory Tour." Musicians will attend a workshop with Wood Feb. 21 to prepare.
There will also be a raffle for a chance to win a Mark Wood Stingray SVX Violin. Tickets for a raffle will be sold at the show, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Twinsburg orchestra and band students -- many of whom will participate in the concert with Wood -- also scored some musical high notes weeks before at an adjudicated event.
Participating in the Jan. 21 District Six Ohio Music Education Association Solo and Ensemble event at Firestone High School in Akron, students earned nine "superior" ratings and 10 "excellent" ratings.
Solo and ensemble allows students to perform before a judge and receive comments. Music must be selected from a required state list and is classified A, B or C, with class A being the most difficult.
The following students received "superior" rating on solos: Daryl Nana, violin; Brianna Bober, violin; Aarushi Singh, violin; Allison Riley, violin; Zachary Dobrski, cello; Kevin Onion, violin; and Faith Geho, cello.
The following students received "excellent" ratings on solos: Mariam Fahmy, violin; Carion Williams, viola; Annabelle Dolney, violin; Zoe Felber, viola; Monica Shah, cello; Ana Maria Surdu, violin; Deepti Naruka, violin; Luke Wardell, viola; and Rebecca Mold, viola.
Special recognition went to Rachael Sullivan for her violin solo.
The following students received "superior" ratings on ensembles: Tyra Teague, Rachael Sullivan, Luke Wardell and Zachary Dobrski, string quartet; and Tyra Teague, Kayla Westbrook, Daryl Nana and Chelsi Billingsley, violin quartet.
Allison Riley and Mariam Fahmy, a violin duet, received an "excellent" rating on their ensemble performance.