To Play, See And Be Among The Stars Los Angeles, CA
Presented by John Marshall High School

Bach, Rock And Shakespeare 16

Event Information

John Marshall High School's Performing Arts students will once again take over The Greek Theatre Los Angeles for Bach, Rock & Shakespeare 16 on Friday, May 3, 2019. The sixteenth annual show is truly a community event, featuring local students from area schools surrounding Griffith Park: the Los Feliz, Silverlake, Atwater and East Hollywood areas. 

The Bach portion will begin the show with a performance by the King Middle School Orchestra, with composer/conductor Anton Boktor directing his own music.  The John Marshall High School Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Dee Dee Panero-Paakkari, will then take the stage in JS Bach’s Violin Concerto in a minor, Alexandre Jacinto, soloist.  The students will switch to mandolin instruments, becoming the Marshall Mandorchestra and will play country rock and Vivaldi. The Symphony will continue with Brahms, the Blues and then be joined by King Middle School Orchestra and the Ivanhoe Elementary Guitar Club and Marshall High Cheer and Drumline for a Marvel Movie Tribute to The Avengers. 

The Marshall High Dance Ensemble, directed by Jill Diamond will continue with the Shake (no speare, this year) portion of the evening, featuring Marshall High's innovative combination of theatre and dance. 

Marshall’s Stage and Studio students, directed by Brett Boyd, will assist The Greek staff in technical and audio aspects of the presentation. 

Marshall Jazz Ensemble, directed by Emerson Cardenas, will perform traditional jazz selections.

The evening will conclude and Rock out with the final round of the once-a-month lunchtime Battle of the Garage Bands from John Marshall High School. Each of five winning student bands will perform two songs: one cover and one original, hosted and coached by Marshall High's Rockin' Music faculty: Mike Finn and Dee Dee Panero-Paakkari. The battle will be judged by a panel of music industry and celebrity experts which in past years has included judges from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wu Tang Clan, Bad Religion, The Foo Fighters, El Chicano, Rilo Kiley, Hole, The Rockabilly Rebels, Capitol Recording Studios, and Paul McCartney and Wings. 

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