Musical Visionary David Arkenstone and an All-Female String Quartet to Perform Magical Candlelit Concert at The Brooks
(Oceanside, CA) – As part of its Music Series, Oceanside Theatre Company will host musical storyteller, contemporary composer, and instrumentalist David Arkenstone and friends for a candlelit concert at the historic Brooks Theater in downtown Oceanside on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. He’ll be accompanied by a percussionist and an all-female string quartet. Available online at OceansideTheatre.org or by calling the box office at 760-433-8900, tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for students, seniors, and active military with ID, and $45 for VIP seating in first two rows which includes a lanyard and laminate, a free CD, and a signed photograph.
“I’m thrilled to be touring again! I love playing live, interacting with the audience and meeting the fans!” said Arkenstone. “It’s our first time on the road since the pandemic and I’m excited to debut some of my new music and play a few favorites.”
Debuting selections from his newest album, “Music Inspired by Middle Earth: Vol. 2,” which was released in June 2022, this magical performance by five-time Grammy nominee, Arkenstone, will include distinctive tracks that evoke every emotion and inspire the imagination. A follow up to the first volume released 20 years ago, the new album is also inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series.
“I treated the album as if I was composing the movie in my head I wanted to score,” Arkenstone said on his Bandcamp album website. “There have been significant advancements in musical tools for the modern composer, so I was eager to explore orchestrating and performing the majority of the recording on my own. That – plus the notion that, hopefully, my skills have improved over the years – led me here.”
Much of the musician-composer’s music is inspired by fantasy worlds. In 2019, Arkenstone received a Grammy nomination for Best New Age Album for his album Fairy Dreams, a collection of acoustic melodies woven into an extraordinary symphonic musical tapestry. “I envision a place where I would like to go, or an adventure I would like to take, and let my imagination run free. I’ve gotten countless messages from listeners who love to take these journeys with me. I’m sometimes surprised by how powerfully people respond to my music,” said Arkenstone.
This intimate concert at the Brooks Theater will also include chart topping favorites from among his 60 albums and compositions, as well as his numerous themes and scores for NBC, film, and games like World of Warcraft. Arkenstone will be accompanied by Megan Shung (violin/erhu), Terre Lee (violin), Manoela Wunder (viola), Carlyn Kessler (cello), and Josh Gilgoff (percussion).
About Oceanside Theatre Company:
Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC), the resident professional theater company operating the Historic Brooks Theater in downtown Oceanside is a center point of the Oceanside CA Cultural District (OCCD). OTC’S mission is to produce professional theatrical, visual art and musical productions for the entertainment and enrichment of the community; present educational opportunities in the arts for children and adults; and provide a safe, state-of-the-art public venue for expansion of artistic endeavors in North San Diego County and greater southern California. OTC produces a four-show mainstage theatre season in the 198-seat venue, as well as a Music Series and ongoing events and play readings in the adjacent black box theater, Studio 219. An important part of OTC’s mission is inspiring and sharing the arts with local youth through the Youth Theater Arts Program, which includes Summer Theater Camps and Youth Theater Arts Outreach in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside during the school year. To learn more visit www.oceansidetheatre.org.
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