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Arts Alive to present ‘the Bach that rocks’

Bach to the Future

On Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m. Arts Alive Inc. will present “Bach to the Future” or, as the band members like to describe it, “the Bach that rocks.”

The group is composed of chart-topping pianist Michael Silverman, pioneer of cutting-edge electronic percussion Rob Silverman, musical-arrangement connoisseur Matt Bollinger and electric violinist Andrew Driscoll. Each musician is a renowned artist in his own right. M. Silverman is an Emmy Award-winning composer who has written music for hundreds of film and television productions on CNN, ABC, A&E. R. Silverman is the author of the best-selling “Drumset 101,” and Driscoll is a Berklee School of Music graduate and has performed with Luciano Pavarotti, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. It was Driscoll’s’s interest in arranging Bach’s cello suites for six-string electric bass that was the creation for this unique quartet. 

Bach to the Future uses unique instruments like the keytar, zendrum and violectra to put a modern twist on the musical stylings of Bach and Beethoven adding a little jazz here, African and Latin rhythms there, and a whole lot of personal panache to every part of the show.

The show starts at 7 p.m. in the Robinson/Olsson Civic Auditorium in West Point. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (65 and over), and $10 for students. Tickets are available by phone at 804-843-3475, email at , or online at Tickets are also available at C&F Bank branches in West Point, or at the door. Group rates are available at $15 each for groups of 10 or more. More information is available at the Arts Alive website at

posted 04.30.2014

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