ORLANDO, Fla. (PRWEB) June 01, 2020
With continuing concern over Coronavirus (COVID 19), summer camps and schools throughout the nation have closed or cancelled. In an effort to provide education and entertainment for students of all ages, Founder of the captivating Central Florida based strings band Violectric and renowned “Vinylinist” Michelle Jones has created the Violectric Education Program SPARKS video series. Available starting this Thursday, June 4 with an all-new video released each week, the fun and free online series will feature different musicians and facilitators from Violectric and Violectric’s philanthropy, Violectric Education Programs, presenting short educational lessons with a mini concert concluding each video. A variety of engaging topics will be covered, ranging from the history of musical notation and improvising with a DJ to changing a string and electrifying an instrument.
“As more and more camps and schools have been closed or canceled due to the virus, I wanted to create something that would be entertaining and educational for students of every age,” says Jones. “All of these original, short programs are produced by Violectric and its musicians, facilitators and technicians. They are designed to be a mix of ‘How It’s Made’ meets mini concert as seen on reality TV shows. We are hoping each of these short programs ‘sparks’ an interest in the world of music and entertainment and grows our audience in a fun way through learning.”
All videos are free on several platforms for viewing, and they contain only original, public domain or copyright-obtained music. A new video will be released every Thursday for the next several months. The videos are available on http://violectric.net, http://www.facebook.com/violectricmusic and @violectricmusic.
In addition to the SPARKS video series, Violectric is excited to announce its new representation with Las Vegas based Southwest Artist Group (SWAG). Created in 2019, SWAG works with talented artists from the music and literary communities, while guiding and accompanying them on their journey to global success. With over 45 years of experience in the entertainment industry including live music, theater, touring and special events, SWAG will serve as Violectric’s management company and be involved with live shows, events, tours and promotions.
“Violectric has been based in both Orlando and Las Vegas for almost two years,” says Jones. “The band and I have been doing more shows across the nation, and I wanted a management team to grow with us. With multiple shows in both cities and surrounding areas, it seemed a perfect fit for us to sign with Southwest Artist Group in Las Vegas. I cannot wait to see what this next year will bring for both of us. I also hope to continue to pair our Violectric Education Programs in the schools with our live concerts as we perform in cities around the world.”
Jones and the talented musicians of Violectric and ensemble group Fretless Rock have performed alongside legends like Wayne Newton, Lady Gaga, Tim Burton, Morgan Freeman and Emeril Lagasse. Since January of this year, Violectric and its ensembles have performed 23 private events, six charity events and seven education programs, including raising $21,000 in music education programs for Destin, Florida schools. Fretless Rock will headline the Horizon West FlavorFest in Orlando on November 7. The full band of Violectric will perform their 8th annual Violectric Holiday Show at City of Orlando’s Lake Eola Park this year on Saturday, December 14. View an updated performance schedule at http://violectric.net.
For more news and information on Violectric, visit http://violectric.net. For more information on Violectric Educational Programs, visit http://education.violectric.net/. For booking information, contact Southwest Artist Group at 877-297-SWAG (7924).
Formed in 2008, the accomplished members of Violectric “Classic Musicians Who Rock!” have been performing in various groups, orchestras and together for over two decades across the globe. Led by GRAMMY® Recording Artist and “Vinylinist” Michelle Jones, the electric string quintet plus keyboards and drums known as Violectric, and the captivating string ensembles of Fretless Rock, are a unique fusion of the passion and beauty of classical string instruments with the excitement of cutting-edge modern technology and effects. Their custom arrangements of classic and modern rock tunes like “Who Are You?” “Nothing Else Matters,” “Chandelier,” and “Despacito” cannot be heard anywhere else. Using their own proprietary arrangements tailored to sound unlike any other, Violectric takes audiences on a musical revolution that is guaranteed to change the way they look at everything they play. Performing on a mix of exclusive Violuminescence™ lighted instruments and bows with classic acoustic string instruments with electric pickups and effects, you have never heard a string quintet quite like this. From The Beatles to Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith to The Rolling Stones, Violectric performs LIVE musical hits without any recorded elements or backing tracks. Violectric is committed to music education offering music education programs throughout the United States, Asia and beyond, including master classes and performances combining Violectric with student string groups, which Violectric develops in partnership with the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and School for the Arts as their Artists in Residence.
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