Rock On! presents Play it Forward … Oct. 19th … To benefit the Rock On! Scholarship Fund
Featuring former members of the band BOSTON
Barry Goudreau & Sib Hashian & more!
October 19 @ 7:00pm
Tickets on sale NOW! online at The Colonial Theatre
Presented in conjunction with Berkshire Countryfest and the Cultural Resources Foundation
Rock On! is celebrating its 10th anniversary with Play it Forward, a special concert at the Colonial Theater on October 19th to benefit the Rock On! Scholarship Fund.
While touring with the multi-platinum selling band Boston, Barry and Sib rocked arenas around the world and played on the band’s first two albums, Boston and Don’t Look Back. When released, Boston was the fastest selling debut album of all time.
Play it Forward will also feature:
Chapman Stick master Steve Adelson and drummer Jerry Marotta.
18-year old violinist, Sarah Hubbard, winner of the 2012 Daniel Pearl Memorial Violin Award
performing a tribute to the memory of journalist and violinist Daniel Pearl. Ms. Hubbard will be accompanied by Rock On faculty members Jeff Link, Charlie Tokarz, Ben Kohn, and Chris Mattoon. Rock On is very pleased to present this talented young artist and is honored to help spread the Daniel Pearl Foundation’s mission of peace.
One of the Berkshire’s most beloved singer songwriters, Tony will open the show with his own innovative blend of funk, rock, blues, and folk. A consummate musician and published poet, Tony is a charismatic performer not to be missed.
Rock On goes country with Pittsfield native Michael Fabrizio, a musical maverick and award winning songwriter, now based in Nashville, who knows the rules but breaks them to deliver a passionate blend of country and rock.
Art Decade, fronted by guitarist and singer Ben Talmi, will perform with the Art Decade String Quartet. Based at the Berklee School of Music, and described in the Boston Phoenix as “the next big break-out band from Boston”, Art Decade brings to the stage a sophisticated blend of classically influenced, hard driving rock .
Play it Forward is very excited to introduce ROO! –
the rock on orchestra – comprised of some of the finest young musicians in the Berkshires.
Find out more in this short video from our 2012 program.
Based at Berkshire Community College since 2002, Rock On has emerged as one of the region’s most effective youth mentoring programs. It has become an integral part of Pittsfield’s cultural renaissance with a stage at Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursday celebrations and a downtown home at the First United Methodist Church.
Visit our Website rockonworkshop.org
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Co-Producer Moscow Ballet
27 East Housatonic St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
$17.50 – $22.50 – $50 VIP (includes a Meet and Greet with the artists) !!!
Posted on August 31, 2012, in RockOn Alumni, RockOn Faculty, RockOn News and tagged Barry Goudreau, Frank Bellucci, Michael Fabrizio, Rock On Young Musicians Workshop, ROO, Scholarships, steve adelson, Tony Lee Thomas. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.