(In Concert Collaboration with New Jersey Talents at the Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center in East Brunswick, NJ)
On Tuesday, February 26, at 7 PM, East Brunswick High School Orchestra is presenting its Family Concert featuring both the Orchestra and acclaimed prog band Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius. Please note that the performance will be held at Hammarskjold Middle School, 200 Rues Lane, in East Brunswick, NJ 08816-3600. Admission is free.
The band’s website is http://Stratospheerius.com
Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius will be performing originals and covers with the East Brunswick High School Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Arvin Gopal. Joe Deninzon will perform lead vocals and electric “Viper” 7-string violin. Aurelien Budynek plays guitar, Jason Gianni on drums, and Paul Ranieri on bass.
Music performed is a combination of original compositions by Joe Deninzon and cover songs (Smashmouth, AC/DC, Nirvana, Fallout Boy, Imagine Dragons and Steve Vai). Stratospheerius are favorites of Ramsey, NJ’s ProgStock and of the NJ Proghouse every year. Joe played with the New Jersey Philharmonic, and in Bruce Springsteen’s chamber orchestra—twice at Giant Stadium, and other markets from Philadelphia to Long Island. He is the concertmaster on the latest Renaissance Symphonic Journey Live DVD, and recently performed at Yes’s Cruise to the Edge this February.
The group’s latest album, “Guilty of Innocence” on Melodic Revolution Records reached #4 on the Jamband/Relix Magazine Charts in the U.S. and #72 on the Indy Top 200 charts in Europe.
A passionate educator, Joe has taught at Mark O’Connor’s String Camp and Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra Camp. Mel Bay Published Joes book, “Plugging In.” Joe holds a Bachelors degree from Indiana University and a Masters from Manhattan School of Music.
Dr. Arvin Gopal is the conductor and teacher of the Orchestra program. Comprised of 160 students in grades 10-12, students have performed and won awards at competitions and concert halls around the northeastern United States. The East Brunswick High School Orchestra was the first high school orchestra from New Jersey to be invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic, which is the largest instrumental music education conference in the world. String Instruction in East Brunswick begins in 4th grade and there are over 1000 students enrolled in orchestra being taught by 8 full-time string teachers.
Dr. Gopal is currently the Orchestra Director at East Brunswick High School. He is also the president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, is the high school orchestra chair for the Central Jersey Music Educators Association and is a member of the orchestra procedures committee for the New Jersey Music Educators Association.
The Concert is made possible by a generous grant from the East Brunswick Education Foundation. The East Brunswick Education Foundation is an independent, non-profit corporation established in 1993 by parents, citizens and members of the local business community to support programs designed to enhance and enrich the curriculum in the East Brunswick Public Schools.
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Online.
Official Website: http://www.stratospheerius.com/
MRR Artist Profile: http://mrrmusic.com/joe-deninzon-stratospheerius/
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