DAVIS — Mark Wooden is a little bit of a legend on the planet of violin.
He rose to fame as an unique member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and performed together with pop megastars like Celine Dion, Billy Joel and Lenny Kravitz.
Wooden has performed a number of the most prestigious venues on the planet and subsequent week, he is enjoying the Mondavi Middle in Davis with the Davis Senior Excessive Faculty orchestra.
He advised FOX40 he loves working with younger individuals as a result of their power is inspiring.
“We would like that unbridled power that is barely on the sting of uncontrolled,” Wooden stated. “These guys are dedicated 100% in order that elevation of efficiency goes to be twice as excessive as knowledgeable orchestra.”
Wooden is understood for his excessive-power performances primarily due to his historical past enjoying electrical violin with rock teams.
“This isn’t an instrument. It is a car for me to journey the universe,” he stated.
It is an out-of-this-world expertise Davis junior Nina Martin is happy for.
“It is such a singular alternative,” she advised FOX40. “So it is actually challenged me and the entire orchestra as musicians to type of get a really feel for a number of new genres.”
Martin stated that additional flourish is new to her as a cellist.
“A variety of these songs, it is enjoyable to maneuver and with no matter you are enjoying. Nevertheless, as a cellist, it might in all probability be lots more durable to maneuver than it will be standing up with a violin,” she stated.
The efficiency is Friday, Dec. 15 on the Mondavi Middle.