Monday, February 5, 2018

“Violectric Rocks OCSA” Benefit Concert For Osceola County School.

Violectric, the internationally acclaimed electric rock string quintet, plus keys and drums, rocked for a cause and performed a special benefit concert put on by the Thespian Troupe #6640 of the Osceola County School for the Arts in an effort to help them raise funds to be able to attend their annual state conference held in Tampa, FL. I went to the Osceola Performing Arts Center, (3151 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee, 34744) to sketch the benefit concert. All proceeds raised from the show went directly to the students for the student trip.

Five years ago, Violectric hosted a workshop and concert at Osceola County School for the Arts and one of the violin students named Mohammed took a special interest in the emotions evoked during their performance. While at the mere age of 11-years-old, Mohammed Kahn had a fire lit beneath him and he began diligently working towards his goal. Now, years later, he is using all that he learned during Violectric’s workshop and his passion for show production to host the benefit show.

Formed in 2008, the accomplished members of Violectric have been performing in various groups, orchestras and together for over 20 years across the globe. Led by esteemed musician, violinist,  Michelle Jones, the group is a unique fusion of the passion and beauty of classical string instruments with the excitement of cutting-edge modern technology and effects. They are committed to music education offering programs throughout the United States and Asia including master classes and performances combining their unique sounds with student string groups, which they produce in partnership with the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and School for the Arts as their artists in residence. 

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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