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Sioux Falls middle schoolers are playing music with a world-renowned rock orchestra violinist. Mark Wood is in town to perform Saturday night. More than 2,700 students are set to accompany him.

Itzhak Perlman Speaks In Rapid City

Sep 30, 2016
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Renowned Violinist Itzhak Perlman spoke and performed for a sold out crowd in Rapid City Thursday night.

The 16-time Grammy Award winner stresses the importance of learning music as a young child.

Itzhak Perlman played violin on the Ed Sullivan show before he was legally old enough to drive.

Perlman gave a speech on the “Power of Passion,” and the importance of music for youth. He says music comes natural for children and they can develop talent for music at a young age.

He says it’s terrible that music education is getting cut across the country.

Violinist Performs In Aberdeen

Feb 27, 2014

Violinist Stephanie Chase has performed in 25 countries as featured soloist with the world's most eminent orchestras, among them the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, American Classical Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, National Symphony (Mexico), San Francisco Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic.  Newhouse News calls her, "One of the violin greats of our era."  Chase performs a chamber music concert with members of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony Thursday night at 7:30 at Northern State University.  On Saturday, she plays Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in e minor a

Electric Violinist Tracy Silverman

May 17, 2013

Classically trained at Julliard, Tracy Silverman is the world's first concert electric violinist.  He built one of the first-ever six-string violins shortly after graduating in 1980.  Silverman's unique performances demonstrate his "strum bowing" method on both fretted and fretless six-string violins.  He has recorded with a virtual who's who of the new music, jazz and rock world and established a long-standing relationship with Windham Hill Records.

This episode of No Cover, No Minimum Radio stars Tracy Silverman in his April 26, 2013, concert at the Spearfish Arts Center.