DENINZONEWS MAY/JUNE 2015
THE LATEST ON VIOLINIST/COMPOSER/VOCALIST JOE DENINZON
Ladies and gentlemen,
HAPPY SPRING! Big announcements, projects, lots of shows, its gonna be H.O.T!
JOE DENINZON CONCERTO FOR 7-STRING ELECTRIC VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA WORLD PREMIER SEPTEMBER 19TH!
It’s official. I will be premiering my electric violin concerto with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, September 19th!
One of the big things on my bucket list was to write and perform an electric violin concerto for orchestra. One year ago, Douglas Droste, the Musical Director of the Muncie Symphony, commissioned me to write and premier such a piece with his orchestra. It’s been a year of intensive work, and I’m still revising like crazy and working out the kinks, but this is HAPPENING! If all goes well, I hope to bring the piece to other orchestras and already have had interest from a few different places. Stay tuned…
To say I’m psyched is the understatement of the year! With this concerto, I want people to feel like they’ve been to a rock concert. It’s definitely got Zeppelin, Mahavishnu, and Stratospheerius all over it, and tons of “sonic architecture” from the electric violint. I’m pouring my heart and soul into one of the biggest projects I’ve ever done, and I feel I have learned a lot and grown in the process. Hope those of you within driving range of Muncie, IN will be able to come to the concert, and I hope those not in that area will get to hear the piece in the future.
For tickets, please visit
Saturday, Sept 19th
2000 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306
STRATOSPHEERIUS SONIC VOYAGES and other UPCOMING SHOWS
Stratospheerius is proud to announce the launch of the Sonic Voyages Festival
Sonic Voyages is a traveling music festival involving three incredible bands, Stratospheerius (www.stratospheerius.com), Shadow Eden (https://www.facebook.com/shadoweden), and Circuline (http://circulinemusic.com)
The festival involves educational workshops for young musicians and music lovers in the afternoon, followed by performances by all three bands, as well as additional sets by local bands in each city.
Our maiden voyage is a tour of New England on Memorial Day Weekend. Here are the dates:
Friday. May 22nd, 7 P.M.
2071 Park St.
Saturday, May 23rd, 8: P.M.
Ralph’s Rock DIner
With Black Knight’s Castle (Joe Stump), Ben Levin Group, Shadow Eden
148 Grove St.
Sunday, May 24th, 6 P.M.
The Stone Church
5 Granite St.
WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST, MAVARA (from Iran)
Other Upcoming Stratospheerius Shows
Friday, Jun 19th
2720 Fairfield Ave.
Saturday, June 20th
Stratospheerius returns to Starks, Maine for
Harry’s Hoedown @ Harry Brown’s Farm!
For tickets, visit
Stratospheerius is usually:
Joe Deninzon-lead vocals/electric violin/mandolin
Joining us on this tour will be
UPCOMING SWEET PLANTAIN SHOWS
Sunday, June 7th
FREE CONCET @ West Side Community Garden in NYC
123 West 89th St.
Sunday, June 14th
Trumpets Jazz Club
6 Depot Square
Sweet Plantain is:
JOE DENINZON TO TEACH AT 6TH ANNUAL
This summer, I will be once again returning to teach at the incredible Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp.
This is the ONLY CAMP IN THE WORLD centered around electric strings, but is also open to vocalists, guitarists, drummers, keyboardists, and bassists. I am honored and humbled to be among world-renowned faculty including Mazz Swift, Daniel Bernard Romaine, Doctor David Wallace, and the trailblazing Mark Wood!
This year, the camp will also feature the rock cellists, Emil and Dariel from America’s Got Talent!
Register TODAY at www.mwroc.com
NEW STRATOSPHEERIUS SINGLE, “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE,” AVAILABLE NOW
The new single by Stratospheerius, “Guilty of Innocence,” is now officially available for streaming and downloads. Going for a retro new wave Police/Talking Heads sort of vibe on this one, with mad electric fiddle spray painted all over the track.
Inspired by a recent stint in jury duty. A commentary on how we are all just trying to save ourselves and refuse to take responsibility for our actions, and look the other way when injustice is being committed.
The cover features the debut artwork of my 6-year old son, Max Deninzon.
Stream or download for $1. Enjoy!
Check out our other recently-released single, “Behind the Curtain,”
Stay tuned for our NEW SINGLE, “TAKE YOUR MEDICINE.” COMING SOON…